Pliable casting resin?
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Pliable casting resin?

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I'm customizing some MOTUC Horde symbols, but I'm running into a bit of trouble.

I've made a mold out of DAS clay, now I need to make a cast of it, but I need something which will still be pliable after it has cured in order for me to shape it around the figures body, not completely soft, just enough to shape round a body and glue on.

But I have no clue as what to use. I've read about using epoxy resin, but doesn't that cure to a solid state?

would household silicone work? Because even if it didn't just take the shape of the mold (I.e. it spilled over the sides), I'd just be able to cut off the bits I didn't need.

ANY help would be most appreciated.

Thanks

Posted by TwistedLogic
on Saturday, September 8, 2012
User Comments
bobtheodd -
Monday, September 10, 2012
Well, I have seen it used by a child to make stuff. Its pretty cool.
I would think it would be real good for doing hair on figures.
TwistedLogic -
Monday, September 10, 2012

Bake and BEND doesn't sound hard to me.

The description is contradicting. First it says

"It stays soft and pliable until baked in a regular oven"

but then

"Creations stay rubbery and bendable after baking"
leafman343 -
Sunday, September 9, 2012
It shouldn't stick if you use some sort of mold release, which can be anything from some baby powder or non-stick cooking spray to a more professional grade release agent.
bobtheodd -
Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bake and BEND doesn't sound hard to me.
TwistedLogic -
Sunday, September 9, 2012
But that goes hard after being baked.

Wouldn't hot glue stick to the mold though? I wouldn't be able to get it off the mold, would I?
Green Skin -
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Any kind of casting resin will work, you'd just have to take them out of the mold a little early. When a cast is almost cured it will be flexible enough to shape onto the body but still hold the details. Though if you don't already have some of them stuff laying around your best bet is hot glue.
leafman343 -
Saturday, September 8, 2012
You could use hot glue, it should be flexible enough. Paint tends not to stick to silicone, so I'd advise against it.
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