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  1. yavin's Avatar
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    Apr 16, 2013, 2:37 PM - Alloy cast gaunlet darts #1

    My original darts were made with a nail, a ball point pen tip, and a bit of vinyl tubing.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	68213 but because the glue surface was so small the tips kept getting knocked off. So I cast them in resin and again because they are so small they just snap in half if someone looked at them funny. So I decided to try and use the mold from the resin ones and cast them in a metal alloy.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	68215 I still have to clean them up a little and hit them with dull coat, but I think these will work out better.
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    Apr 16, 2013, 10:59 PM - Re: Alloy cast gaunlet darts #2

    you try baby powder in the mold, and preheating the mold will help to
    nice work
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    Apr 17, 2013, 1:31 AM - Re: Alloy cast gaunlet darts #3

    yeah I discovered the preheating thing, cause the metal set before it could get all the way down the mold.
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    Apr 17, 2013, 1:41 AM - Re: Alloy cast gaunlet darts #4

    you could try using investment, it is a one used mold but a lot better for detail. ( I have been doing jewelry making for over 20 yrs). You can use your rubber molds to make wax models and then invest them. If you would like more tips let me know (it would be the lost wax casting technique but you can use low temp metal and dont need spin cast them)
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    Apr 17, 2013, 6:24 AM - Re: Alloy cast gaunlet darts #5

    Do you guys know that we have templates for the gauntlet darts too? Here is one made by Seven:

    Right Gauntlet Dart.pdf

    And another made by me (which is still a WiP) and includes the jetpack adjustment knob too:

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    My drawing was based on found parts posted by Art:

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