casting/molding help

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  1. javaco

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    so first off.. i wanted to know if anyone has made any cast of the Perfect Effect figures. like full cast of each part to make a figure.

    if not, im wondering if it would be too difficult since they are small figure with small joints. would they just break?

    iv got a few ideas on customs using the scouting force x figures, but i obviously dont want to pay the price for a whole other set, so maybe making cast would work.

    if you have any ideas or suggestions on this, let me know
     
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    I'm guessing not, to my knowledge aside from zildjians specialty hands I don't think anyone offers full figures though.

    Requires a certain resin so it's tough but not brittle. And would defiantly require a pressure pot or vacuum system for usable parts so add that into your cost.
     
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    so iv got some smooth on liquid plastic for the mold, then alumilite resin.

    is that a no go?
     
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    On small scale allumilite can be very brittle, smooth on makes a resin that's tougher than their normal 320 series and I would consider it
     
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    got any suggestions on a better resin?
    im pretty new at this, i havnt actually made any copies yet. i need to buy some vasaline for a mold release and i havnt gotten around to it yet.

    id def make some test first before i try to make a copy of this figure just to figure out how it works
     
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    I used to make all my parts with allumilite resin and switched to smooth ons 326 so I could make colored parts

    I would check their site they have a lot of great info and shows things made with each resin
     
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    If you cast these, let me know. ;) 

    Had to pass on the originals at the time, but I'd be interested in some cast parts to build my own.
     
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    by the time you're done buying supplies, making molds, making casts, then assembling them, the painting, then still uncertain about QC...you'll wish you just bought the original...
     
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    well iv already got some supplies i can try. but if it doesnt work, then im SOL. cause i do not have the money for more of those guys haha. plus i want like 4
     
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    Fr makes a great point it would be difficult to justify the cost unless you had a lot of customs in mind.


    Also spend the money and get some mold release agent Vaseline has a tendency to yellow stuff
     

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