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#1 mustang95


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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:17 AM

can some one plzz tell me where to buy the stuff to cast and make my own parts ?

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:58 AM

The better stocked hobby shops usually have at least one of the lines of casting supplies. Try Hobbytown, most of them carry both Alumilite and Smooth-On. Hobby Lobby also caries Alumilite, usually located in their train section.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:38 AM

We have started the resin casting article in Model Cars. It has all the info in the articles.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:26 PM

Links Gregg?

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:49 PM

I tried Alumitite to get started an after reading an article that said Smooth On was more fluid I bought some. The difference was huge, Alumilites' resin is like syrup an doesn't capture details well. I just poured Smooth Ons' 305 resin an had the time to work any bubbles out before it setup. I recommend getting Smooth On 305 resin to start with an they have plenty of videos from either company on casting to watch. http://www.smooth-on.com/

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 07:35 PM

I like the SMOOTH-ON RESIN myself. I was using the 300 but found it too soft. However, I came up with the idea of making a mold that will produce two sheets that are 2" by 4" square to be used for scratch building purposes. It only takes about 110 degree water to make it bend easily. I use the TASK 8 for most parts. It is nicer and more durable and will withstand a greater amount of heat. For instance, if you leave it in the trunk of your car in the summer it has a much better chance of survival. Also once cured it is pretty much chemical proof.