CB2001 wrote:Has anyone used this tutorial/method? Does it work very well? I came across it while I was searching around the web for any additional websites that sell resin action figure parts (like the ones posted in the first page of the topic): http://www.playtrek.com/pages/HeadMolding.htm
RedRebelCustoms wrote:CB2001 wrote:Has anyone used this tutorial/method? Does it work very well? I came across it while I was searching around the web for any additional websites that sell resin action figure parts (like the ones posted in the first page of the topic): http://www.playtrek.com/pages/HeadMolding.htm
I am by no means an authority on casting but I do experiment. The method in the tutorial seems plausible for a quick copy. The latex is usually expensive and wood epoxy is a different strength and durability than casting resin. Clear casting resins are basically bondo. Most resins are refined versions of an industrial grade product. It takes experimenting to mix them for casting purposes. The latex is simar to the brush on method used for larger sculpts with fine detail that can be lost with a poured mold. Personally I think the price of the latex alone would give me cause to stick with a tried and true method. There are plenty of links I've added on nere for casting heads and I would also recommend POP SCULPTURE, a book written by sculptors and casters that do work for companies like Bowen. You can learn to sculp, cast, and cut sculpts to insert articulated points on statues for molding use if you want to try your hamd at making a figure from scratch. The tutorial in your link also states that the finished piece takes MOST types of paint, does not specify what types or how well they adhere. If you're looking to experiment though, as I said before, it sounds plausible.
bjpalm1994 wrote:Hey Guys, Anyone know if DMC is having any issues? i placed an order back in February and have not heard anything back from him. I see where PayPal has already proccessed the payment but I have not received any order? I have sent a couple of e-mails to the link on his page but have not had any response. Any suggestions?
RedRebelCustoms wrote:That is a question I would ask Jin. He has said he uses them or has. I have heard them recommended several times and seen the outcome of their work but never ordered from them. Sorry bro! I would bet that their ship time does vary though. Casting Cave has a fair amount of G.I. Joe parts and accessories. They probably have the shortest ship time in my experience. Are you looking for a specific piece?
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