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How to Make a Silicone Squish Mold for Casting a Resin Model Car BodyCreating small finely detailed castings, such as a model car, can be tricky. Castings with thin walls have a tendency to be fragile, and any flaws in the mold can result in hours of tedious cleanup on the final product.Fortunately, for all of you model car enthusiasts, making your own custom molds may not be as difficult as you think. With time, patience, and the right materials, you can build a mold which will make model car building a breeze.From larger than life sculptures to small finely detailed models, Smooth-On makes a..
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How To Make Hollow Resin Castings Using Smooth-Cast
So you want to make a plastic casting of an object or sculpture, but don’t know where to begin? Semi-rigid urethane plastics (such as Smooth-Cast  57D) can be used to make hollow castings. This method of pouring molds is a highly efficient use of material, and is ideal for creating highly durable and lightweight castings. Have a mold ready to begin? Below are easy to follow, step-by-step, instructions for making hollow castings using Smooth-On urethane plastic.Step One - Release AgentFor easy demolding, we highly recommend using a release agent on the working surface of your mold. While u..
From Starter Kits to Success
Many businesses start off in homes as hobbies, one such example is Back 2 Base-ix. Aaron was an avid Wargamer, and in pursuit of making his game experiences unique he started experimenting with mould making and casting. His experiments were conducted using Smooth-On trial kits of silicone rubber and polyurethane plastic, he would reproduce game pieces by moulding and casting with the simple to use kits. This new found skill of moulding and casting soon developed into a lucrative online business producing gaming pieces, boards and accessories for gamers all over the world. They ..
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The EZ-Spray Junior system is suitable for small, medium and larger spray applications, for applying rubber,  foam or a hard coating. One customer who has used this system for a number of years on a regular basis is Uracast. Their first job was to use the EZ-Spray Junior to make eight moulds of a dome which was part of Bonython building at the University of South Australia in Adelaide. The building was being restored and the domes were needed to be recreated to preserve the authenticity of the building. Uracast used be EZ-Spray silicon 35 to make moulds of one of the domes..
Body Double® SILK will release from hair-covered skin surfaces  (closely cropped beards, moustaches, eye-brows, pubic hair, etc.). Release cream or Hyperfolic are not needed when using Body Double® SILK. Body Double® SILK will last for many castings of almost any material including plaster, Matrix® Neo®, wax, resins (Smooth-Cast urethanes, polyester, etc.)Body Double® SILK has a working time of 6 minutes and a demold time of 20 minutes (depending on material temperature, ambient temperature and body temperature – see the technical bulletin for details)...
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