|08-01-2009, 03:51 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: West Coast
Quick question, what type of material can you use to cast flexible parts (e.g. bandoliers, vests, harnesses - just like the flexible parts that come with gi joes)? Are there any smooth-on products that can be used to cast these parts?
|07-05-2011, 10:31 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2011
This may be coming a little late,but if you go to your local arts and crafts or even woodworking center they should have on hand a sample index.
on a ball chain or zip-tie showing you the different grades of Resins and moldable latex available. or alternately you could contact smooth-on and try to request a sample.
it has also been proposed here on the tank that you could pull a mold off an original piece "which may involve destroying it" to lay it flat fro molding in a regular two-part mold.
and then using a liquid latex in said mold.
personally i rummage around for parts @ a local comic store in the bins of parts and pieces. but i realize sometimes web gear and stachels are in short supply, i hope this helps somewhat.
I am new to hisstank but have been molding and casting for years and modeling since about 1986. kindest regards and hope for a successful project -will
Say, that's a nice bike!
|07-05-2011, 12:49 PM||#3|
Join Date: May 2009
Good info, and welcome to the tank.
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|07-05-2011, 12:59 PM||#4|
Clone Commando Sniper
Join Date: Oct 2007
I've used Smooth-On CR-1515 in the past, but they've changed the product name. I'm not sure what it is now.
|07-07-2011, 09:01 PM||#5|
Join Date: Apr 2011
|07-07-2011, 11:26 PM||#6|
SlayerDave owner of SDS
Join Date: Aug 2008
You can also use clear flex 50, it will require the use of heat to cure the plastic. It will also take some time, like 3 or 4 hours to come out right.
Doing flexable items can be tricky but can be done, and done well.
I use 327 colormatch for most items we make. If you reverse the ratio of plastic and use more of part B, it becomes more flexible, and the best part about this, its a hard resin that takes paint very well, so even in a more flexible state, it holds paint awesome. This product is also made by smooth on. Give that a try, and the trial kits from smooth on are not to bad in price.
|07-08-2011, 01:20 AM||#7|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Silicon Valley
Great question and awesome thread!
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