Laymans guide to resin moulding

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Laymans guide to resin moulding

Postby Deslotted » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 12:02 pm

For anyone whose toying with the idea of making resin parts or bits.
Theres a great step by step guide on the alumite website on how to make moulds and casting.

making a mould -
http://www.alumilite.com/HowTos/SlotCarMold.cfm

casting with your mould
http://www.alumilite.com/HowTos/SlotCarCast.cfm
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Re: Laymans guide to resin moulding

Postby wixwacing » Sun 15 Aug, 2010 12:16 am

Ted, I can hear you thinking from here!
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Re: Laymans guide to resin moulding

Postby Deslotted » Sun 15 Aug, 2010 10:46 pm

wixwacing wrote:Ted, I can hear you thinking from here!


Oh dear, the cogs must need a bit of crc to stop all that sqeaking and grinding. :wink:

Seriously though, I've been having a bit of a look into it. The set up costs are about what you'd pay for a new rtr car, this scratchbuilding lark is becoming my favourite bit of the hobby.
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Re: Laymans guide to resin moulding

Postby wixwacing » Mon 16 Aug, 2010 11:20 pm

Ted, I have a suggestion for your first casting

A Chaparrral 2D !!! Two of them to be precise!!
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Re: Laymans guide to resin moulding

Postby Deslotted » Sat 21 Aug, 2010 12:56 am

Gee Phil thats a great car for sure, I think Strombecker did one years ago. I know Dave Reinecke built one and detailed it up beautifully ( it's on his RMS website) but I don't think he flopped any moulds. http://www.rmsresins.com/html/chappy2d.pdf see the final pics on this link.

I'm not sure I'm quite ready to build a whole body master from absolute scratch just yet.
but I reckon I could flop one off a strommy body with a bit more practice ( if I can find one).

In the mean time I starting with a few smaller items to get a bit of a feel for it.

I started on my first mould tonight, a high Airbox for the M23, the master I made is a fair bit more accurate than the one I made in the M23 build. So hopefully that turns out okay and I'll be casting a few soon.
It seems there are a few guys keen on turning their scaley M23 into high airbox versions.

I didn't quite realise that making the silicone moulds would be quite so messy and was doing it in the kitchen, I don't think the wife was too impressed!!!!! :( I'd better keep such shananagins to the shed from here on.
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Re: Laymans guide to resin moulding

Postby wixwacing » Sat 21 Aug, 2010 11:40 am

Nice article Ted,

It looks to be recent by the company the model is keeping. Interesting to note how he made the body mounting posts, I had this feeling of 'deja vu '!!!
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