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General Casting Questions
« on: December 22, 2005, 05:02 PM »
ok all got a ? mostly this is a ? for glass but u guys may know as well so im sticking it here.

i have a few molds that are ready but i dont know whick resin to use. many resins are very hard when ther done ive heard.

i was searching the tutorials on ffurg and it had one for casting soft rubber cloaks and it said to use plasti-dip it, it said it was very pliable and took accrylics well.

would this be a good resin to cast heads/helmets /arms /legs/hands/feet with because as u get more layers it loses it flexibility, so its consitency may be that of a hasbro plastic

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Re: casting ?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2005, 07:35 PM »
I say pvc plastic.Thats what hasbro uses for main body parts.(i asked glassman a little while ago and thats what he told me and he uses it.)Shoot him a pm and he'll give you the site and explain all of it.(well he did for me so why wouldn't he for you...)
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2005, 07:42 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2005, 07:45 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2005, 07:47 PM »
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Re: casting ?
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2005, 07:49 PM »
any way back on subject has anyone used this plasti dip before?
on there site they said i can be used to make capes and arms for figures. i
f u can use iton arms couldnt u use it on everything else?

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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2005, 08:32 PM »
If you want strechy everthing.I'd only use it on capes and thats it.feel and bend one of hasbros plastic capes then do the same to a hasbro arm    BIG diffarence.I'd use pvc plastic like I said before for the arms.(and all other body parts for that matter)
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2005, 09:00 PM »
yeah but the thivker it is trhe less movement ther is lik bendy ness
see what im sayin

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Re: casting ?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2005, 12:54 AM »
Plasti-Dip is not resin...  It's a material used for dipping handles on tools into to coat them.  It can be used for capes I suppose but I've NEVER tried using Plasti-Dip to "cast" with.  I don't even know what kind of effect it would have on a mold.  It may be polyeurethane rubber (likely is actually) and stick to your mold curing as part of it if you're using rubber molds.

As far as casting with resins/plastics, when you look into them they have shore hardness ratings you can gauge by as to the flexibility of the material when cured.
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Re: casting ?
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2005, 11:47 AM »
Smarty,  Smooth-on makes a liquid plastic that is flexible after curing.

Its called smooth cast 45D.  You mix it and pour it into your mold, then 30 minutes later when its cured, its still very flexible. It does harden over time, but not to the point of complete rigidity. Thinner pieces are more flexible.

Plasti dip is great too. But thick and difficult to spread even, esspecially if you want a form-fitting cape or coat.

Also try flex- sculpey.  Or sculpey flex... whatever its called. Its also flexible after curing.
This is the easiest way. But you have to sculpt the piece, not cast it.

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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2005, 02:26 PM »
yeah the prob is no one distributes casting resin in my immediate area hte closest is south denver an hour and a half depending on traffic i dont think my parnets will take me down just to get some resin  :'(

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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2005, 05:37 PM »
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Re: casting ?
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2005, 06:44 PM »
Smarty, have a friend order it and mail it to you.