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  1. xenobiologist RPF Premium Member Leigh's Avatar
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    Mar 1, 2016, 11:56 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #101

    This is some inspirational work!! Amazing attention to detail & great use of materials

    Keep up the good work mate
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    Mar 8, 2016, 3:20 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #102

    with this it ended the work of the fiberglass molds. Missing only the silicone mold of the toenails. I finally came out of the garage,where I worked to hot and cold for 7 months

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    Mar 8, 2016, 4:18 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #103

    Other molds
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    Mar 8, 2016, 8:15 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #104

    You moulds are beautiful! really nicely made I'm quite envious! & they're all fiberglass. I bet you cant stand the smell of polyester now
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    Mar 8, 2016, 8:40 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #105

    Leigh said: View Post
    You moulds are beautiful! really nicely made I'm quite envious! & they're all fiberglass. I bet you cant stand the smell of polyester now
    Thanks Leigh.

    I am to me never liked working with fiberglass. It was a psychological effort, because there is nothing of the game, as in sculpture. It just has to work hard. I think instead that you love most like to have the molds, because I believe that you love very well the mechanical technique. I see the care with which you realize the supports of the molds. It is almost maniacal. I was in a tunnel and I was just about to drop everything. Then I resisted and I began to see a little light at the end of the tunnel and I passed the critical point. But I work with a professional mask and do not feel smells. The resin to use, has a more pleasant smell than orthophthalic. Almost I like. I'll tell you what it's called. Which one do you use?
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    Mar 8, 2016, 1:46 PM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #106

    awesome progress here too! you and Leigh are absolute pro- mould makers! very aesthetic and your sculpts are just the same quality as your moulds:-) :GREAT!
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    Mar 8, 2016, 8:36 PM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #107

    You and Leigh are both doing amazing work. I wish I had the skill you guys have so I could make one of my own.
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    Mar 9, 2016, 2:48 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #108

    Snowtrooper said: View Post
    I wish I had the skill you guys have so I could make one of my own.
    Hello Snowtrooper,
    thank you.
    With regard to this desire that you express, I said two years ago I saw the works of others.
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    Mar 9, 2016, 2:58 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #109

    Leigh said: View Post
    You moulds are beautiful! really nicely made I'm quite envious! & they're all fiberglass. I bet you cant stand the smell of polyester now
    Dicyclopentadiene commonly called DCPD
    The DCPD resin generally has high mechanical strengths slightly lower than the orthophthalic resin but better wet the reinforcing fibers and contains less styrene.
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    Mar 9, 2016, 9:23 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #110

    Excellent work!! And it does indeed look like a lot of work!!
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    Mar 9, 2016, 9:39 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #111

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    Excellent work!! And it does indeed look like a lot of work!!
    Thanks Mutronics, also lack all small molds, but those have used relatively little time.
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    Mar 10, 2016, 3:08 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #112

    Hello everyone,
    Last night I printed the right leg. It came very well and very robust. I brought the foam density to 150kg / m3. The volume is extremely compact and the surface is hard. Pressing with all the strength, the surface with your fingers, it does not deform. The plastic coating is still necessary to increase the resistance to shock with a sharp object. There is not indestructible material. Also the iron can be dented or scratched. So we have not even mad for robustness, because a statue is not meant to be ridden.
    Here are some pictures

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    Here I cast the resin, which is expanding and solidifying.
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    Here I cleaned up a little from burrs, which must be sanded until no signs of mold separation. The leg rests by itself in perfect balance. That ass!
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    Mar 10, 2016, 4:44 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #113

    This is Awesome work! Are you going to be adding the plastic coating after casting the foam? or will you be lining your moulds with urethane plastic & then filling with foam?
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    Mar 10, 2016, 5:21 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #114

    Leigh said: View Post
    This is Awesome work! Are you going to be adding the plastic coating after casting the foam? or will you be lining your moulds with urethane plastic & then filling with foam?
    I can not put the plastic, before the foam, because I have to work still adding details such as pipes and ribbed parts, ribs and other details, for which I need to mill some area. The plasticizing takes place after, taking care not to lose detail. Unfortunately I could not afford the silicone rubber, which would allow me to pour the plastic, before the foam, and get one piece to finish. It remains always a little 'work, but it's nice, because it is sculpture. And I have the advantage that the mold life is superior to that of my life, and I can make a print when I feel like it, even in ten years.
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    Mar 14, 2016, 4:02 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #115

    Hello everyone,
    Yesterday I printed the torso. It all seems ok, right? Instead, no!
    I put too polyurethane and the rear wall of the mold, ie the back, it is inflated and remains deformed, due to the pressure and the heat of the polyurethane. I'll have to redo this wall with fiberglass, also more robust. I will have to reduce the foam density to 127 kgm / m3 instead of 150kg / m3. 127 kgm / m3, the minimum amount should be sufficient.
    This part it could recover, but it's quicker to do it again. I'll try to retrieve the inner frame, but if I see that it is too strenuous, also redo this, which is a paltry expense.

    It's a nuisance, because I thought I had finished with fiberglass. Patience, my fault. I should have been more cautious. Probably the legs have held up well because the relationship between the fiberglass thickness and width of the surface of the walls of the mold is greater. For example, as the difference between bending a long and one short iron rod, which have the same diameter.

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    In between I also made the second leg.

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    Mar 14, 2016, 5:31 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #116

    Before you throw away the damaged part of the mould, try heating it & pushing it back to shape. I'd also think about pouring your foam in layers to prevent this happening again.

    HTH

    Fantastic looking mould & frame
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    Mar 14, 2016, 6:10 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #117

    Leigh said: View Post
    Before you throw away the damaged part of the mould, try heating it & pushing it back to shape. I'd also think about pouring your foam in layers to prevent this happening again.

    HTH

    Fantastic looking mould & frame
    Thanks Leigh,
    Yes, I had thought of it to heat up with the hair dryer, but use less time to do it and the cost is just 15-20 €. and a couple of hours of work. And I do twice as many layers, because this side, unlike the others, is not alien ribs that act as mechanical ribs.
    As for casting in layers, I would avoid it, because without a minimum pressure are not formed all the interspaces. The density of 127kg / m3 should be corrected and provides almost 2.5kg in less than polyurethane mixture, perhaps also a little poor.
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    Apr 30, 2016, 6:44 PM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #118

    They shot an arrow in my chest and expelled into space. But I haven't heart,and my acid blood dissolved the arrow. I met the comet wake that has clothed me with ice, which has protected me in the fall on your planet. Now I'm coming
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    Apr 30, 2016, 11:25 PM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #119

    I like the story Great work as usual DD
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    May 1, 2016, 4:22 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #120

    yes, great! cant wait to see him with the dome
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    May 1, 2016, 8:02 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #121

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    yes, great! cant wait to see him with the dome
    Yes,I have the dome,but will put it at the end and glued permanently,so I can fill it and hide the seams with his head.
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    May 2, 2016, 12:09 PM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #122

    Unbelievable!!! What an awesome project this is ,and the results so far WOW!!! just WOW!!!
    I can't wait for the paintjob you will be putting on this.
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    May 2, 2016, 12:54 PM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #123

    Very very nice!
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    May 3, 2016, 8:04 PM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #124

    Superb! Wish it was mine.
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    May 3, 2016, 11:24 PM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #125

    perfect!

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