Moulding (a dispute between brothers)

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Jokerjack350, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Jokerjack350

    Jokerjack350 Active Member

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    Hello,
    I'm Currently making a mould and I'm pressed for time so I'll make this quick.
    My twin brother seems to think that the less keys you have on a mould the better, I how ever don't agree on this.

    I'm making a 2 part mould for my civil protection helmet, with a 3 pieces shell.

    Should I go with more or less keys?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Finhead

    Finhead Sr Member

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    Re: Moulding (a dispute between brothers"

    Depends on how and where you put the keys, they will leave distortions in your cast if not placed correctly.
     
  3. MightyJohn

    MightyJohn Active Member

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    Re: Moulding (a dispute between brothers"

    Absolutely.

    Keys are used so the mold doesn't shift inside the shell. So, if your mold is flat/smooth you should have more keys then a mold with natural curves/corners.
     
  4. Jokerjack350

    Jokerjack350 Active Member

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    Thanks for the help guys :D I have a few on there il just leave it how it is and prey :D I think i should be ok :)

    Thanks again
     

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