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Logan67

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Making Parts with Resin
« on: May 27, 2017, 05:59:10 PM »


You will need the following items: oven bake clay, resin, baby powder, cup or cap to hold mold clay in (makes it easier to handle clay and make mold) and cup or cap to mix resin in.



Oven baked clay I use (Bought at Wal-mart here in USA cost - $0.99).
Best thing about this clay is it will not harden and you can use it over and over again.
Usually I store mine in a zip bag until I am ready to use it again. 



Work the clay to soften it and roll into a smooth ball.



Pour some baby power over the top of the clay and smooth out with finger.
Reason for using the baby powder is so the part your making the mold from won"t stick in the clay.
Baby powder will not harm the clay.
I am still using the same clay from last year. Just work the clay to soften it before you make another mold.



Press item you want to make a copy of into the clay.
Here I am making a copy of the Zaku ammo barrel.



Pull the item/mold out of the clay.
If you have an item that might be hard to pull out of mold, simply use scotch tape to attach to mold item.



Mix resin and pour into mold . Then wait 30min to 1 hr to dry.





To remove mold you just made just press down on one side of the clay and work your way around the mold.



You may get some clay that sticks on the mold you just made.
To remove it just use a toothpick.



Finished mold. Now let the mold you just made harden for 24 hrs and finish/clean-up part to prime.
For the ammo barrel I made. I usually wait 24 hrs and then take a Dremel and hollow out the backside.
Then glue a clip so I can attach it to the Zaku as an extra ammo clip.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2017, 06:02:42 PM by Logan67 »

UrbanSniper

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Re: Making Parts with Resin
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 08:45:08 PM »
That's a pretty cool how-to; I'll have to see if I can try this myself soon.