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DANG! I didn't realize the scale! This is amazing!
I love that idea! I just happen to have plenty of acrylic lying around, I might have to run some parts just to try it. Thanks, Duncanator!Your doing great job on this!
I have a casting technique you might find helpful to get flat backs on your parts.
Spray a piece of acrylic that's about the size of your mold with mold release, and then set it on top while the resin cures.
You'll want to place it on carefully not trap bubbles. I overfill the mold slightly, then set the acrylic on one corner while tilted at an angle. Lay the acrylic down like you are closing a (horizontal) door to push the bubbles and excess resin away. If the acrylic is clear, you'll be able to see if you trapped any bubbles. Set a light weight on it to keep it in place. Not too heavy! You don't want to compress the silicone.
After the resin cures, you just need to flex the acrylic a bit to pop your part off.
Perfectly flat back with no sanding!
Thanks! I don't know why and I don't care either! This whole thing got started with the idea of building a larger, close-up version of one of the Falcon's maintenance bays (or gear well? jockey box? greeblie hole?- what do we call these things?) I thought I could build it big enough so that I would fabricate all the details and then I wouldn't need to buy any rare kits. I imagined making just enough curved pie-slice of the hull to show the recessed bay, then decided it would end up too big, so I settled on building just the top turret. Come to think of it, maybe I will some day. Don't think my living room can fit a ten-foot Falcon, though.I don't know why you're doing this, and I don't care. I love it. Please tell me you're not going to stop once the turret is done. Please make an entire 2x Falcon.