Clear resin

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Brien, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Brien

    Brien Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for a easy source for a clear resin to make miniatures. Something like Walmart. Anyone in the Baltimore area able to help me out? Could I use the material the use to make water on model railroads?
  2. SG Merc

    SG Merc Well-Known Member

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    Hi Brien,

    Check out a craft store like Michael's or Pat Catan's. Most of the larger stores will carry polyester casting resin, and also the catalyst agent required to harden it. I've never looked at Wall-Mart, but it might be worth a check in their [small] craft section to see if they carry it--but a large craft or hobby store is your best bet.

  3. starbuckcylon

    starbuckcylon Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Walmart did carry something like that. But the stuff turned yellow after awhile.

    To cast clear you need to cast it underpressure to get the air bubbles out. Also heating up the mold with a heat gun helps things out to. And one thing I'd do is clear coat what ever you are molding. I casted something I wet sanded. It was smooth as glass but it transfered the matte finsihed to the casted piece.



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