Seeking advice re making molds

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by sith75, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. sith75

    sith75 New Member

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    I have been working on a set of mjolnir mark vi armor from halo for some time and have been thinking about making a (Please forgive my lingo) mold to make casts from. CAn anyone advise me on what I would require for supplies and ball park price? I do know many molds I have seen are made from silicone. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. opal1970

    opal1970 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Sith,

    well you have a lot of different possibilities depending on what you want to mold. Yes, the most molds are made with RTV Silicone (meaning silicone that cures at room temp).

    Galane has a thread going regarding this topic, and I believe there is also a short HowTo.

    http://www.therpf.com/f11/making-rtv-silicone-molds-139755/

    Google will be your best friend for finding information on this,,,, there is literally a wealth of information out there. check that out, the Smooth-On web site ( Mold Making Videos and Photo Tutorials presented by Smooth-On, Inc ), they not only have a bunch of introductory videos that are useful for getting an understanding of the different techniques but they also make a very good product for molding and casting.

    Tip from me, start out slow make a one-sided mold first, then try a double-sided till you get it down and then let your imagination sweep you away. :)

    hope that helps,
    Jason
     
  3. sith75

    sith75 New Member

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    Thanks Jason, it certainly does help!
     

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