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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-06-13, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever heard of this?

I'm looking for a balance of cheap and quality for making my own basis, casting torsos for dead bodies in scenery, and using oyumaro for making custom chapter shoulder pads etc.

I've seen comments on the Smooth-Cast 300 but it's a hair pricey.
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I have such bad hobby ADD, I ordered Smooth-Cast 300 from a retailer in Kitchiner Ontario. I'll let y'all know if it's good.
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I've looked into getting casting material before (namely because there thousands of good uses for it) but I have no experience with them so I'll be interested to hear how good this stuff is.
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I use envriotex easy pour. It is perfect all around and amazing to use.
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I'm on my second attempt and honestly as far as oyumaru/instant mold goes, I'm thinking to do this right you NEED silicon molds. These products look like they'd be fine for single part molds and GS push molding, but it's way more work for what I'm looking to do compared to buying bits from bits and kits and chopping them up to make my conversions.
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Two things, yes you will benefit from using silicone molds - if you are looking into casting then silicone molding is no more difficult than the resin casting. Making simple top down molds for bases is very easy, two part molding starts to be more challening but for small parts not so hard.

As for modelling torsoes, you really shouldnt be doing this unless you sculpt them yourself, GW come pretty heavy on casting copies of their bits and it should not be discussed on this forum.
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Just for clarity, my intent was to copy guns to cut them up and make twin linked guns without wasting bits. The final product would be a transformative work.

Anything else would be custom shoulder pads, bases, terrain pieces etc.
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Any copying in anyway is verboten !

You can however checkout Shapeways where some of the artists produce items that can be used as masters for making moulds.

Or shops like http://shop.princeaugust.ie/25mm-sca...armies-moulds/

That specialise in mould for miniatures.

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The final product would be a transformative work.
That does not work, transformative work is something quite different. The act of making copies of the components is the infringement.

Your best legal bet is to make a master of something similar - guns are easy - some plastic rod sections stuck together and then cast that.
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Having had cast parts like that it's easier and cheaper to just buy them.
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