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Re: Casting, questions, Info, links UPDATED

Postby Galactape » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:59 pm

Any place that does star wars casts?
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Postby RedRebelCustoms » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:25 pm

What scale?
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Re: Casting, questions, Info, links UPDATED

Postby Galactape » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:55 am

RedRebelCustoms wrote:What scale?

3/34"
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Re: Casting, questions, Info, links UPDATED

Postby RedRebelCustoms » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:06 pm

StarWarsGeek has a great selection in that scale I just added the link a couple weeks back. It's an Eba¥ store so the link is missing that word though.
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Re: Casting, questions, Info, links UPDATED

Postby RedRebelCustoms » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:56 pm

I know I've mentioned making molds with silicone caulk before. I added a link in casting on page 2 of the thread that explains one such method and has pictures of the end result. Hope you enjoy guys!
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Re: Casting, questions, Info, links UPDATED

Postby RedRebelCustoms » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:44 pm

I'm not sure what scale all of these are in except some are definitely 1:18 and one is 1:6 but they do look like clean casts. This guy dropped by the realm one day and seemingly dissappeared. I shot him a pm but no reply so I decided i'd look him up. Quite a selection here and if some of those are 1:12 as they appear I would order a few. Here's a link and if anyone knows him or has ordered, please LMK.
http://www.tofujesse.com/index.html
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Postby leafman343 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:32 pm

RedRebelCustoms wrote:I'm not sure what scale all of these are in except some are definitely 1:18 and one is 1:6 but they do look like clean casts. This guy dropped by the realm one day and seemingly dissappeared. I shot him a pm but no reply so I decided i'd look him up. Quite a selection here and if some of those are 1:12 as they appear I would order a few. Here's a link and if anyone knows him or has ordered, please LMK.
http://www.tofujesse.com/index.html

I think they are all 1:18 scale as they all look to be from GI Joes or Marvel U figures.
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Re: Casting, questions, Info, links UPDATED

Postby Galactape » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:45 am

Does any place cast LOTR heads or accessories?
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Re: Casting, questions, Info, links UPDATED

Postby Purity » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:16 am

So, as the new deadpool figure from hml, I'm planning on using his head for some customs. Now, I don't want to buy a bunch of the figure, so I was planning on casting his head. Now, I don't know if this has been asked before, but I'm new to customizing and I've only recently heard of casting. So... What would i need and How would i do it?
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Re: Casting, questions, Info, links UPDATED

Postby RedRebelCustoms » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:41 am

Page 2 has links about casting How to's. There are a few youtube videos as well. Easiest way to start would be to buy a kit from a hobby store. Plastic dixie cups, stir sticks, gloves, and a scale capable of measuring grams may be needed. Be sure you have a well ventillated area to work in. For advanced casting you may want to look into a pressure pot or how to convert a paint pot for degassing. For now, a pounding board should work. Be prepared for some trial and error. You will probably have some bubbling. Epoxy works well as a filler. I am not a caster but I will do my best to answer any questions. The kits cost around $30 and will be good for a few casts. I don't recommend starting with clear casts as the extra heat they put off can ruin molds and be more difficult to cure. Definately read at least a few of the tutorials before attempting even though the kits have instructions. The manufacturers of the kits generally will have a website with a video how to. Hope that helped.
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Re: Casting, questions, Info, links UPDATED

Postby RedRebelCustoms » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:43 am

Galactape wrote:Does any place cast LOTR heads or accessories?

PM'd you. Casting accessories seems fairly easy with the lego method. Depending on what you're trying to cast.
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Re: Casting, questions, Info, links UPDATED

Postby Galactape » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:05 am

RedRebelCustoms wrote:
Galactape wrote:Does any place cast LOTR heads or accessories?

PM'd you. Casting accessories seems fairly easy with the lego method. Depending on what you're trying to cast.

I was gonna see if I could find someone to cast an Uruk Hai shield.
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Re: Casting, questions, Info, links UPDATED

Postby Salem&Rios45 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:54 pm

DMC Direct is closed for right now. He says he will open when life is as hectic anymore
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Re: Casting, questions, Info, links UPDATED

Postby mpelichoff » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:06 am

I ordered from CKCastings a few days ago, anyone gone through him before? Didn't know how quickly he shipped.
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Re: Casting, questions, Info, links UPDATED

Postby Galactape » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:43 am

mpelichoff wrote:I ordered from CKCastings a few days ago, anyone gone through him before? Didn't know how quickly he shipped.

I have, he usally ship like 1 to 2 weeks after the order is placed. I got mine like 3 weeks after I ordered.
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