Fixing resin casting

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thd9791

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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!
 

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thd9791

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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!
 

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NexusFX

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

Kerr Avon

Master Member
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.
 

TheNickFox

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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
 

Kevin Gossett

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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.
 

Fyberdyne Labs

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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
 

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thd9791

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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..
 

thd9791

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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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