Fixing resin casting

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by thd9791, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey everyone

    I have a resin casting that is slightly squashed. How would I go about getting it a little closer to the normal shape? Sculpty? etc. not sure,

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Finhead

    Finhead Sr Member

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    Hallow? Solid? How big and what is it a casting of? Do you know the resin used? Need more info. :)
     
  3. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    pics would be a great help :)
     
  4. ONEYE

    ONEYE Sr Member

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    Do over?
     
  5. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ah I bought the casting from a fellow member here, it's solid, and bright white resin. Not sure much more than that

    As for size, it's a casting of the frag Body of a MK1 III Grenade - I'm so sorry that was such a vague way to start a topic!
     
  6. NexusFX

    NexusFX Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    what is squashed? it looks like the hole is off center but im missing whats messed up?
     
  7. Kerr Avon

    Kerr Avon Master Member

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    Once resin is cured, the only way to get it to reshape itself is to heat it up again (being plastic) and it will become soft and you can reshape it that way. As thick as that is, I bit if you heat it up you're going to really mess up the little nubs on the outside before the internal stuff softens to the point you can reshape the body.
     
  8. TheNickFox

    TheNickFox Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's hard to tell from the image, but as Ironfett said, it looks like the hole is just off center. If that's the case, why not just fill it in and drill out a new hole, centered?

    -Nick
     
  9. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's almost as if the mold was out of shape when it was cast. Half of it looks great, but the other half is more oval than round.
     
  10. Fyberdyne Labs

    Fyberdyne Labs Well-Known Member

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    Ok You can put it in a pot of hot or boiling water. You will have to reshape it by hand or gloved hand. You MUST be carful. Once the resin is solf it will distort easily. It does look as the hole is off center. That you could fill and then drill it center.
    Hope that helps.
    Mark
     
  11. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    haha, well guys Kevin was right, the bottom of the mold was oval in diameter, and the top was perfectly circular. I was honestly asking if anyone knew if I could add putty or something to the sides and make it a circle? I wasn't even thinking of re shaping it literally..
     
  12. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I also love this cast, so i in no way want to destroy it or hurt it, thats why I was thinking just adding something to the sides and re-shaping it
     

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