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Captain Castus
24-01-2009, 08:28 AM
Found a great blog by a Spanish guy with some really interesting stuff on it...

This (http://ultrawerke.blogspot.com/2007/02/resin-castig-tutorial-part-i.html) for example...

To allow you to make things like this:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/davidcutter/Other%20Stuff/Resincast.jpg

Although if anyone ever actually does this I'll be very impressed!! :D

CC

darknight
24-01-2009, 10:15 AM
id love to make stuff like that, doubt if ill get round to it though, its a good tutorial as well, good find

LAZtheinfamous
24-01-2009, 01:33 PM
That's neat. I would love to try that sometime.

Arkaedin
24-01-2009, 06:25 PM
REP! The reason I'm giving you rep Castus is because I spent two hours last night looking for really good resin casting tutorials and couldn't find a thing (because I'm going to be casting my Valhallan sculpts to make an army for cheap :p)

Captain Castus
24-01-2009, 06:46 PM
The reason I'm giving you rep Castus is because I spent two hours last night looking for really good resin casting tutorials and couldn't find a thing

Your powers are still weak young one... One day you will learn... ;)

CC

Starky
24-01-2009, 07:44 PM
Very nice tutorial, I may one day get round to doing some casting. It doesn't look to hard but i guess the devil is in the detail. Nice find CC.

Starky

Carrelio
24-01-2009, 09:04 PM
Wow... this is becoming popular very quickly... looks like I've started something (but no one will ever know I started it!)

tarantulus
25-01-2009, 07:12 PM
it makes me wonder, could you use this to rip off gw's casts? dunno about the price of resin, but it could make horde armies (ig, orks) quite cheap.

please note I don't condone it, just a thought

Arkaedin
25-01-2009, 07:22 PM
it makes me wonder, could you use this to rip off gw's casts? dunno about the price of resin, but it could make horde armies (ig, orks) quite cheap.

please note I don't condone it, just a thought

Yep, it could. But it would be way too expensive in the long run what with the lawsuits and court fees. ;)

Carrelio
25-01-2009, 07:24 PM
Yep, it would only make sense to use it for good, and not for evil... I personally use it for BFG conversion (cause metal bits on spacehulk foam meteors don't work well...)

tarantulus
26-01-2009, 11:58 AM
Yep, it would only make sense to use it for good, and not for evil... )


I completely agree, after all, if we stop giving GW money, we get no new minis!

Skrall
27-10-2010, 09:43 AM
ok sorry to ressurect this thread, however it's the one i have a question about...

has anyone found anywhere in the uk that sells this casting stuff? i'd like to price it up....

-hawke

domdan
27-10-2010, 09:54 AM
yea, does anyone have a rough estimate of the price of this process?

Consadine
27-10-2010, 10:26 AM
I know you can get the resin for about $1 an oz (where you need about 1.25oz to make 10 bases, by the way). The rubber for the mold can vary, from ~$18 to ~$40 per liter (cheaper has less durability).

Company that sells the rubber (http://www.alumilite.com/ProdDetail.cfm?Category=Silicone%20Rubber&Name=Mold%20Putty) and resin (http://www.alumilite.com/Category.cfm?Category=Casting%20Resins). I'm sure a quick email to them inquiring how to give them some of your money will be returned fairly quickly with where to spend said money in your area.
5-part blog series on casting custom chapter insignia with useful info. (http://lascannonslances.blogspot.com/2010/01/designing-chapter-part-0-preface.html)

Craft stores like Hobby Lobby here in the States (I don't know of the equivalent there) carry a few casting supplies (at least, mine does. Woohoo), including starter kits that come with everything you need. Be on the lookout for coupons and the like from companies like this, as I've gotten a 40% coupon to turn a $70 kit into ~$40.

Skrall
27-10-2010, 10:41 AM
i've found for resin (http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/shop-online/casting-resin.htm) in the uk. 20 for a casting set seems very good,

they also do Mold stuff (http://www.fredaldous.co.uk/product_151160007.htm) for it, thought it looks like 80 for 1-2 models, but i think the cast can last quite a few castings.

this process does seem finacially viable.... 140 get mets 6 models, which works out at 23 a pop.... expensive, but cheaper as i cast more mini's....

i think we have a winner. expect a possible experiment around christmas time. if it works out, i may well use this process to produce a line of Chaos tanks and them try and flog them on the interwebs.

-hawke

domdan
04-12-2010, 05:36 PM
very sorry to resurect this thread for a second time, but would it be illegal to say use the casting system on a GW model and then use that model you've casted in a GW store?

Consadine
04-12-2010, 05:41 PM
It's illegal to replicate any GW model/bit.