Runboard.com
You're welcome.

runboard.com       Register for a free global account (learn about it) | Log in: (), globally (lost password?)

 
Zendragon Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Sidekick
Global user

Registered: 05-2004
Posts: 423
Reply | Quote
Casting & Mold Making Instructions


So I am planning on working on a couple of buckles, probably not intime for Dragon*Con, but you never know. I was hoping to pick the brains of you guys who are pros here.

I want to sculpt a buckle I am assuming out of clay.

Is air drying enough to take a mold from?

Next, I am planning to use a silicone RTV to make my mold, but I am not sure what is the best way to do this. Some have suggested brushing it on using the red catalyst, others have suggested using the blue catalyst and a tupperware. What do you guys suggest?

What about using the metal powder? I was thinking that a brass powder might make for a nice look. Or is painting a better way to go?

What should I be ordering to get this project going?

Are there any good tutorials for using the metal powder and stuff?

Thanks guys.... I really appreciate any help that you can provide. The guy from [sign in to see URL] (Calif) was helpfull, except that I didn't understand what he was saying.

Last edited by Deadly Lemur, 3/18/2006, 11:34 pm
8/10/2004, 1:20 pm Link to this post Send Email to Zendragon   Send PM to Zendragon
 
BatDemon Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Caped Crusader
Global user

Registered: 02-2004
Posts: 3212
Reply | Quote
Re: Casting and Mold making


here's something to start with.
]Smooth-on mold making
]Smooth-on casting


*mods- is this in the archives? can the links be stuck?

---
- BatDemon
8/10/2004, 3:13 pm Link to this post Send Email to BatDemon   Send PM to BatDemon
 
The BlackBat Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info


Global user

Registered: 01-2004
Posts: 8469
Reply | Quote
Re: Casting and Mold making


I don't think that's in the archives Dave... If you want to make a post about it though I'll make sure it goes right into the archives where it belongs :up

Thanks for your help bro. emoticon

~Tim :batfly

---
"We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light."

8/10/2004, 4:55 pm Link to this post Send Email to The BlackBat   Send PM to The BlackBat
 
Zendragon Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Sidekick
Global user

Registered: 05-2004
Posts: 423
Reply | Quote
Re: Casting and Mold making


Quote:

BatDemon wrote:

here's something to start with.
]Smooth-on mold making
]Smooth-on casting


*mods- is this in the archives? can the links be stuck?



Perfect, thanks

8/10/2004, 5:52 pm Link to this post Send Email to Zendragon   Send PM to Zendragon
 


Add a reply





You are not logged in (login)