I'm attempting to create a set of pins using a 2 part resin kit
I picked up a few weeks ago from my lhs and haven't had much luck achieving the look I want with it.
I'm attempting to have the pins have a high-gloss shine to them and look like polished brass. However, the only result I've been able to get are very dull, abrasive finishes.
I start with a master made from sheet styrene and carved into the shape I want for the pins. I then use a 2 part rubber mold epoxy and apply that to make the mold from the master. After that, after pouring my resin and letting it set, I get a copy of my design, but it has a rough surface, even after using the dremel with a variety of abrasive bits.
I've been using the model master metalizer brass color with several coats of gloss lacquer overcoat spray, but I've had very little luck. I've also tried several coats of the gloss coat by it's self to little effect.
I'm running out of ideas- I was thinking next I should try mixing paint in with the resin, but wasn't sure how that would affect the process..
Can anyone help me or have any useful tips or ideas on what to do?