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#1 NitroGreen

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:48 PM

I am just starting into casting and I was wanting to know what you all are using for originals, I am wanting to make a a full body kit for a dealer promo car that I have.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 02:27 AM

I am just starting into casting and I was wanting to know what you all are using for originals, I am wanting to make a a full body kit for a dealer promo car that I have.


You can use an exsisting kit or scratch build your own. Just make sure that the outside of the master has no flaws (well, as close as you can) and clean. The RTV we use will pick up the smallest detail (even fingerprints.....) and transfer them to the resin copy.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 06:15 AM

I am just starting into casting and I was wanting to know what you all are using for originals, I am wanting to make a a full body kit for a dealer promo car that I have.


anything and everything.

Balsa wood, milliput, plummers putty, parts from existing kits, Evergreen plastic, brass, aluminum.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 10:45 AM

anything and everything.

Balsa wood, milliput, plummers putty, parts from existing kits, Evergreen plastic, brass, aluminum.


I have even used heavy card-stock, regular paper, and drafting velum (great for sheet metal masters).....all of these will make flat parts in the .002" to .008" range......