krow113

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  1. krow113 added a post in a topic Resin Casting, First Attempt.   

    Always taking a chance putting silicone and plastic together when painting will be done. Not something I would recommend.
    You could use Parafilm between the two ,stretched tight over the emblems. Or a mould release agent , usually sprayed on. Try the film and press clay on the emblems, then use the clay form to cast your emblems. Many ways to get to the desired result.
    Yaya there is no pressing need to fully equip a casting scenario , 'push moulds' as described here will work for the single sided window cranks desired.
    I found that after some simple casting excursions I wanted more!
  2. krow113 added a post in a topic Resin Casting, First Attempt.   


    If ya look at the top of the pressure cooker , you will see a DeVilbis air valve. I found that after vacuuming the poured resin, I can open that and air rushing in creates the pressure needed to push resin into the mould. A benefit I found out by accident!
    Vacuum is a cool 'condition' , you would be surprised how much air will come out of a glass of water!
  3. krow113 added a post in a topic Resin Casting, First Attempt.   

    Parts are looking good!
    If you get more into the casting thing try and find a vacuum pump if possible.
    I used one from my neon manufacturing days to make this for our IPMS club's use. That and an old pressure cooker work great for small runs:


    This opens up the opportunity to upgrade the whole works , as it will allow the vacuuming of air from the mould silicone prior to pouring , the resin prior to pouring and the final pour in the mould as well. The window allows viewing the de-guassing of all the materials involved.
  4. krow113 added a post in a topic What non-auto model did you get today?   

    With the D/U set as well:

  5. krow113 added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Motorcycle Category
    How would I lobby to see if a motorcycle category can be created on this forum?
    I would argue that some of the best bikes on the net are lumped in a "all the rest" category on this forum.
    I would also argue there is no forum I can find that I would like to put my m/c stuff on. The work here is excellent , I think that contributing is something I would like to do, just not in "all the rest".

    Hope this does not sound too pompous , its just that most m/c model forums are dominated by the sport bike genre and like in real life they dont get along with HD guys! Other forums have guys posing their dollys with the bikes and I dont play with dolls , I play with models.

    If this is possible I would immediately put my hillclimber build on the new category.
    This is an XR 750 based hillclimber but you get the idea:

    Thanks to the mods and forum members for their consideration on this matter.

    My contributions to this forum lately:
    http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=82967
    http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=67014&page=17
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  6. krow113 added a post in a topic Can we see some scratchbuilt things?   

    Later to this place.
  7. krow113 added a post in a topic Can we see some scratchbuilt things?   

    Later to this forum , my mistake thought it might be cool.
  8. krow113 added a post in a topic soldering brass?   

  9. krow113 added a post in a topic soldering brass?   

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  10. krow113 added a post in a topic soldering brass?   

    Later.
  11. krow113 added a post in a topic soldering brass?   

    No worries. Lots of info on the links. Its pretty easy to do , keeping soldering tips and the area ,parts etc clean is a good idea. Also I clean with lacquer thinner , right after it evaporates flux , then heat/solder.
  12. krow113 added a post in a topic soldering brass?   

    Later.
  13. krow113 added a post in a topic 1/4 mile Harley Davidson : 1/12 scale Drag Bike   

    Excellent. The more Harley's on model forums the better!
  14. krow113 added a post in a topic soldering brass?   

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  15. krow113 added a post in a topic soldering brass?   

    Later to this forum.