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Casting resin selection help
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Ontario, Canada
Member Since: April 15, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 05:16 AM UTC
Hey guys, maybe you can help me out -

I'm scratchbuilding some diorama elements and I was hoping to cast them to streamline the process. There's some finicky detail on the pieces, and I'm looking for the right resin for the job!
I really like working with the resin used by Alpine and Evolution (it has that bendability to it that seems to be very forgiving!)...anyone know what brand I should be looking at?

Thanks in advance!
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South Australia, Australia
Member Since: March 28, 2005
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Posted: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 06:24 PM UTC
Here's a 2-part article that may help. It lists resin in various countries, and more important, the average type for the modeller, so you can find what's similar in your area. Part 2 is on pressure casting.

Bottom line - It's not really scary once you do it, so do it!

Hope it helps.

http://amp.rokket.biz/lib_resources "Easy Resin casting"
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Alaska, United States
Member Since: January 06, 2006
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Posted: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 10:57 PM UTC

Hi guys,

Spotted this thread and decided to follow the link and check out the reference. Wink is spot on as it appears to be a very well written guide. Having made somewhere around a gazillion casts and molds I'd have to say that it appears to be a very good place to begin. I'd also recommend visiting smooth-on.com as they have a great many tutorials explaining both their products and the processes.

If you get stuck or need more answers then just PM me and maybe I can help.

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