Casting Kits WHERE DO I GET ONE, WHICH IS THE BEST??
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Casting Kits WHERE DO I GET ONE, WHICH IS THE BEST??

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Hey guys,
I've been seeing more and more that a lot of you use casts, I know that some of you order/send away for certain parts. how do I get the supplies myself??
I've looked on ebay and seen a few, but since they are hazmat the shipping is thru the roof. I have made a few casts using greenstuff and hard epoxy with fair result. I have a bunch of rare figures I need specific parts from to copy. please, if you guys could help me it would be greatly appreciated. I have been makikng everything from scratch and would like a slightly easier way.
thanks
Paint

Posted by PAINTcustoms
on Friday, November 26, 2010
User Comments
blaynescott -
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Glad I could be of help. If you need to do mail order within Canada, I use Leading Edge Hobbies in Kingston:

http://www.leadingedgehobbies.com

Their website has nothing on it worth noticing, but if you call them, they're really helpful. They have a pyramid display of both the Smooth-On casting and Mold making kits.

Cheers,
-Blayne
somebody1 -
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Your best bet is to get a kit that is a 10:1 ration which is ten parts of the material to one part of the curing agent. just have a lot of stuff ready as it will make a good bit of material lol. I need a ton of this stuff for projects around here. I have a bunch of figures I need to make copies of heads for so I can swap them.
PAINTcustoms -
Saturday, December 11, 2010
right on, that should help me out, @blaynescott good to hear it is avail in canada I need to start copying parts from rarer figures while I still have a whole whack of em. and weapons. wicked, ill add it to my christmas list!
leafman343 -
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I bought the mini casting kit for 30 bucks, I've only used it once, I don't know how many more molds I'll get out of it. The quality of the molding rubber/silicon is pretty good, it captures detail well. Since its the first casting kit I've ever used I don't have a comparison point to tell if the amount you pay is worth the amount of materials you get.
mega_star_andro -
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
@leafman, is the allumilite kit @ hobby lobby worth the price?
somebody1 -
Sunday, December 5, 2010
They're about the best out there next to smooth on. On the other site I'm on for making costumes and replica movie props its alumilite in a pinch but smooth on all the way but smoothon really isn't cheap. I haven't got a craft shop nearby that has s upplies so I'm stuck with micromark.
blaynescott -
Sunday, December 5, 2010
http://www.ironcowprod.com/hydroshrink/

I don't use hydroshrink, as that's for rescaling larger items before recasting... However, the items mentioned, oomoo and smooth on products are good. I use both, and they can be found at any large hobby shop supplier. I bought mine in kingston, Ontario, so they are available locally. Search around for some casting tutorials, particularly on YouTube to find out techniques and what people use.

I'd describe more, but typing on my ipad is a pain.

Best of luck,
Blayne
pock63 -
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I managed to get mine on sale fore half price!
PAINTcustoms -
Friday, November 26, 2010
I live in canada, so no hobby lobby, lol
leafman343 -
Friday, November 26, 2010
hobby lobby carries Alumilite casting kits, they aren't cheap though.
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