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What is the best resins?
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Member Since: March 09, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 11:03 AM UTC
Hi all,
what are the best resins for the following:
1. copying/ making other parts ie tyres,ammo boxes etc.
2. for making water for dioramas (I have in mind a Sherman crossing through a stream) & need it not to melt the kit as it will have to be placed in the resin.
I know this has probably been asked before but I can't find anything in latest post, I'm possibly looking in the wrong place
Many thanks in advance,
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Posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 12:29 PM UTC
I like the products from Vagabond Corporation. They have a RTV Rubber for making molds called GT1000. They also have two-part casting resins in various drying times. I use XXXFast, it sets in about 10-15 minutes. I have had good luck with both and highly recommend them.

For water I use fiberglass resin. It is also a two-part liquid that can be bought relatively cheaply at any discount or auto supply store with the body repair items. Only caution is to only pour it in about 1/8 inch at a time, as it will get too hot and crack if poured thicker.