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Neat tip i picked up browsing european forums: removable custom parts


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#1 Lownslow

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

i figured this out from another forum where he wanted to make a addition to a figure but make it removable to sanding and casting. also was used in a diecast forum where the guy made a widebody benz using the same method he hollowed out the back of the part to reduce its mass and tuck the wheel.

basically wrapped the area i was gonna work on
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mixed 2 part sculpting putty
shaped it and sculpted it to resemble my part in this case a convertible boot
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once it was dry i peeled the tape and the boot came out did some cleaning and here it is, still some sanding left to do but the part fits flush
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:38 PM

That's pretty fancy. i like it! Thanks for sharing this for sure.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

Thx frank

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

Cool tip..thanks

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

That's gonna be really useful. Thanks!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:51 AM

what kind of putty are you using? (brand, where you got it, etc...) What is the working time you get from it? Going back to my days of customizing hot wheels, I've been using a 2-part marine epoxy putty. ( Marine meaning it can be used and can even cure while submersed in water.) But if you don't have it mixed and in place within 5 minutes, all you'll have is a big chunk of wasted putty.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:09 AM

Fixit sculpt

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

You'll get an even better fit if you use Bare Metal Foil instead of tape.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:41 AM

Great idea.  Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

ANOTHER great tip.LoLo, THANKS!