Just starting out need advice

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by sixaxis, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. sixaxis

    sixaxis New Member

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    Hi all I am completely new to making things but found out I'm actually quite good at sculpting with fimo polymer clay.
    I want to make a mold & heard that sulphur is a no go is there a specific silicone/rubber that is ok with sulphur?.
    Can anyone recommend some polymers & silicones on the less expensive side.

    Thank you I'm in the u.k.
     
  2. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Does FIMO have sulfur in it?
    I know a lot of sculptors use Sculpey that is similar.

    I believe tin-based silicon can be used with sulfur.
     
  3. sixaxis

    sixaxis New Member

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    I'm not sure if fimo contains sulphur I have searched to no avail,sculpey is sulphur free?. Thanks for the link,what are the do's and don't's with moulding?
    Can I mold anything in one piece or do you have to make parts separate? I'm completely new & need all the advice I can get thanks.

    I love the work on therpf it has inspired me.
     
  4. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    I've only molded a few things.
    Complex objects tend to require 2 or more pieces preferably with a mother mold to keep everything together and lined up.
    Smaller simple ones can be done as one piece and cut down the side (for removal of parts)

    Figures are usually 2 part mold with arms, legs and even heads as well as any accessories as separate molds depending on the piece and size.
    Some of the intricate kit's I've seen have over 50 or more parts.
     
  5. sixaxis

    sixaxis New Member

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    Thanks I will look into two part molds as I want to create figures and also dioramas with characters,I have tons of Ideas but it's knowing what to use.
     
  6. DaddyfromNaboo

    DaddyfromNaboo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    My standard message for new people: change your thread ttle to something more specific to your question to generate more answers and participation in this discussion.
     
  7. sixaxis

    sixaxis New Member

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    What title would you suggest?
     

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