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    Jun 27, 2003, 11:54 PM - Need some help on casting Blasters into Resin - #1

    I'm sick of carrying waterguns around... yes waterguns.. (which actually are pretty good looking).. but anyway, I wanted to modify these blasters & cast them into Resin. I don't have the supplies to do so, I was thinking of maybe sending them to someone to have them casted into resin, or just learn the art are Resin & attempt it myself - can anyone help me out?
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    Jun 28, 2003, 12:51 AM - Re: Need some help on casting Blasters into Resin - #2

    get silicone rubber and make a mold. Make the mother mold out of plaster to save money, time and effort. There are on-line tutorials which can help you.
    To teach mold making in one post is not really do-able. Go to the library and get some books or on-line help to visually see how to make a mold. I've included a picture of my Webley mold in production to help out.

    A few things to keep in mind is to completely seal up the original so rubber doesn't flow in the wrong places. Avoid undercuts. Make sure the rubber is thick enough so it wont tear and there make a pour spout...

    Just a start - perhaps somebody else is better with words?

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    Jun 28, 2003, 1:21 PM - Re: Need some help on casting Blasters into Resin - #3

    Thanks Schaub for your input, heres some stats about the blasters -

    From barrel to back it's 8 1/2" from top to bottom handle it's a good 5 1/2"

    Blufive: I live in PA, but any help would be great

    Here's some pics of the Blasters



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    Jun 29, 2003, 9:56 PM - Re: Need some help on casting Blasters into Resin - #4

    I hear that. I just finished my right gauntlet which is scratch built. I absolutely love it, but its made out of wood. It just doesnt look right. I would love to vacuuform the gauntlet, or cast it in resin, anything to make it look better.
    I dont have any info, just gonna offer up "good luck"
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    Jun 29, 2003, 11:37 PM - Re: Need some help on casting Blasters into Resin - #5

    Hey, mind showing some pics of it? (I think I saw it already..)
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    Jun 30, 2003, 12:46 AM - Re: Need some help on casting Blasters into Resin - #6


    msquared wrote:

    I hear that. I just finished my right gauntlet which is scratch built. I absolutely love it, but its made out of wood. It just doesnt look right. I would love to vacuuform the gauntlet, or cast it in resin, anything to make it look better.
    I dont have any info, just gonna offer up "good luck"
    You can vac over wood real well - granted it is set up to be a vac tool as I'm sure guants are.

    JM - those are pretty cool customs. Nice part is that you only need to mold one! It would be a pretty simple mold - just clay it up down the middle!

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