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Post by Commander Clint on Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:27 pm

Has anyone tried to use this "Amazing Mold Rubber" by "Alumilite" to create mold of vintage body parts?  [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

I'm going to try it out, and see if I can cast a few torso's, for some custom figures.

If this works, it will cut down on the number of beaters that I need to use.

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Post by dixiebull on Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:58 pm

Hey that looks promising. Where did you buy that at, and have you tried it yet? My fiancee and I have been messing around with molding and casting lately, with mixed results. Our biggest set backs have been with air bubbles, which will ruin the part your casting and make it incomplete or too fragile. It looks like if you wanna make serious casts you need a set up with an air compressor and a chamber to put your molds and materials in.

If you have tried this out, and gotten positive results, please let me know!
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Post by Commander Clint on Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:39 pm

I haven't had time to try it out yet. If you watch some vids on youtube, they say to pour the liquid from high up and let it flow over your pieces.

I'll let you know once I've tried it out. Very Happy
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Post by dixiebull on Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:45 pm

Yes please do. We have tried so many different methods to remove the air bubbles, a high pour included. If you find a method that works please share!

Good luck with it, once you have time to try it out!
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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:49 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Where did you buy that at, and have you tried it yet?

I forgot to mention that I got it here, at Michaels Canada, but it also seems to be available at Michaels & Hobby Lobby in the US.

Not sure where to get it in other countries.
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Post by dixiebull on Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:57 am

Oh cool, thanks for the additional info! I have found some good recipes online for making your own molding compound, and it seems to work pretty well. There is no getting around buying good materials for the actual casting though. I plan on using both firm plastics to replicate star wars and other toys, but also a few different types of rubber, firm and more bendable. I also collect little figures like mattel muscles, monster in my pocket, fantasy and monster themed toy soldiers, and so much more. I plan on making custom originals in that field too.

Just gotta get all the equipment I need to make the stuff right!
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Post by Commander Clint on Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:34 pm

Here is a similar product available in the UK.

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Post by Commander Clint on Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:21 pm

Aright, I'm super exited at my first attempt. buzzing   An R4 droid heads that fits on a vintage R2-D2 or R5-D4 body.  I just took it from the mold.  Hopefully with a little practice, they will get better.

No need for expensive 3D printing

Sorry, the casting resin is white, and doesn't show up very well.  But it does have very nice details. cheers   The casting resin cures in 10 - 15 minutes.

edit: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]  & [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]  James & Alex, not sure if you saw this thread, but look what I made. nanny

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Re: Amazing Mold Rubber

Post by ourchickenshack on Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:01 pm

That's really cool Clint cheers

I have never tried any molding like that but it looks like it worked really good for you clapping

Can't wait to see more popcorn
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Re: Amazing Mold Rubber

Post by Commander Clint on Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:38 pm

James, maybe some of the pieces will just show up at your door. lol! afro
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Post by cantina_patron on Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:45 pm

Nice work Clint. clapping
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Re: Amazing Mold Rubber

Post by Commander Clint on Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:59 pm

Thanks guys. cheers

As you can see, once the molds are made, I can cast the parts every 15 minutes or so. I made 3 more droid heads in about an hour last night.

It's the molds that take the time to create. Plus, there is always a better way to remake the molds, once you have figured out the problems with your first attempt.

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Re: Amazing Mold Rubber

Post by dixiebull on Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:30 pm

Wow! Those look great! So your not getting any air bubbles? Is this using the "high poor" method? Man, I'm not sure what we are doing wrong over here...maybe it has something to do with the "homemade" mold material recipes my fiancee has been using. I really think we just need to bite the bullet and order more professional stuff. Can't wait to see how those body parts come out you have pictured. Such a great solution for customizing!
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Post by ourchickenshack on Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:51 pm

All right Clint , you know what's next cheeky

Let's see some step by step pics of how to make the molds and all the steps in between popcorn

I know , I don't ask for much nanny  lol!
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Post by Dr Dengar on Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:58 pm

I don't know how you do it but these astromech heads look great, Clint. clapping
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Re: Amazing Mold Rubber

Post by Commander Clint on Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:38 pm

Thanks for the kind words, Chris, James & Marco.

Chris, the first piece I cast had a bubble or two, but nothing major. The rest worked better and I haven't found any bubbles on them.

The major problem I'm having at the moment is, finding a mold release agent. I want to make 2 pc. molds. The one I bought, doesn't work with the Rubber mold compound and the two haves of the mold are bonding together. Then I have to cut them apart, but not in the place I want too. I read on the almighty internet, that cooking spray might work. But the olive oil cooking spray we have didn't work. Now I will try the other alternative that I've read about. Good old vaseline. This stuff is fairly expensive, so I don't want to make too many more mistakes.

James, once I've perfected a piece or two, I'll try and make a tutorial.
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Post by ourchickenshack on Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:51 pm

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You should know that you can't just bring up Vaseline around here and not draw my attention cheeky
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Post by chris.75 on Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:50 pm

Wow those casts turned out great Clint, well done buddy cheers cheers clapping clapping bowwing
This could definitely be the future of custom SW figures. It will work out far more affordable in the long run, casting multiple copies from just one original figure part.

My only concern with showing a step by step process, would be that some dishonest people would start casting a blue snag or Yak face, even some of the other last 17 characters, seeing as they are becoming so expensive.
but I guess that is already happening anyway Crying or Very sad
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Post by Commander Clint on Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:13 pm

We would then get more & more figures as repo's, not just Yak Face, Blue Snags, Stormtroopers, Vlix, etc... shooting

I'll document the process with lots of pictures, then maybe it will be a pdf file that gets emailed to trusted customizers. Cool

James, you always lighten the mood. clapping
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Post by Nico on Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:35 am

Been following this thread with interest popcorn
Quality work Clint mate, you have always been a Top customiser in the Vintage world clapping
I still have a few Commander Clint original customs in my collection cheers
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Post by Commander Clint on Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:10 am

Thanks Andy. cheers

Hopefully there will be a few more customs in the future. Cool
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Post by plisnithus7 on Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:03 pm

Very cool. Thanks for sharing. I've been thinking of casting and this may get me going.
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Post by Commander Clint on Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:23 pm

Good luck Jim. I'm getting mixed results at the moment. I just have to adjust how I pour the resin into certain molds. It's a lot of trial and error.
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Post by Akial on Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:30 pm

Hells kitchen These look great. cheers Would like to see the step by step for doing the molds. clapping
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Post by Commander Clint on Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:50 pm

Thanks Dirk cheers

I can see it really being worth while if you have to make a lot of the same pieces, like the R4 droid heads, or you have a hard time finding certain figures to use, like Han Bespin, that gets used in so many customs.
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