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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject: Casting Han Rank badge Reply with quote

Completed sculpture after its been sanded and cleanded up.



I then place a layer of clay under the sculpture getting it ready for casting.


Then I start to build a wall out of clay to create an enviroment for the mould material.


mixing a 1 to 1 mixture of Smooth on product (rebound 25)
I brush on a first layer to make sure all the detail is captured in the mold.


Once I have ensured that I have brushed on the mixture in all the creveses, and removed any bubles I let the mixture get a semi cure time of about 15-20 min. the I complete the mold with the same product completly submersing the sculpture.

Once the mold has completly cured (I usually leave it over night due to thickness of the mold) you can demold the casting.


Once you have removed the clay and the original your mold is complete. I usually let the mold air dry before use for at least 24 hours before use.


Once you have let the mold cure you can start casting with your new mold.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is awesome. Thanks for showing how you do that. I might have to try that sometime with various things I have wanted to reproduce.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely done!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you don't have to vacuum out the air bubbles or tap the mold to get the bubbles to pop? Excellent tutorial! Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mieal Deneb wrote:
So you don't have to vacuum out the air bubbles or tap the mold to get the bubbles to pop? Excellent tutorial! Cool


Air bubbles usually work themselves out... pouring slowly helps avoid air bubbles. The other thing that helps when casting is when pouring always pour at the lowest part of the mold... pouring slowly allowing the material to settle in all areas sa you pour. If you pour to fast you create pockets of air.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome Bob - thanks for sharing and really well done!

I had been looking for one of those for ages....then discovered I already had one from a previous costume I'd forgotten about! Junkdraws hey - they're like the Saarlac for eating things you might want to use sometime in the future... Oops. Embarassed

I made a handbuilt one, but prefer the resin version for size which is what I now use on my cossie.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joined this board just to ask..

Where can I buy one of these pre made? (Pictured quality or better.)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jasonh1234 wrote:
Joined this board just to ask..

Where can I buy one of these pre made? (Pictured quality or better.)


Thats one of my castings.... if your interested send me a PM.
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