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    Jan 15, 2013, 6:03 AM - casting from a fiberglass mold #1

    hi gents i have been watching from the side lines a while now but now its time to get stuck in . so i got a set of fiberglass armor molds from ebay . i got them think it was a set of armor duh me . so any way i have not cast anything before so as a compelte novis what would you say is the best to use to cast myself a set of armor thnaks for any help matt .
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    Jan 15, 2013, 7:40 AM - Re: casting from a fiberglass mold #2

    Pics or never happened! ...Just to see its provenience and if it has the right shape and size.
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    Jan 15, 2013, 8:08 AM - Re: casting from a fiberglass mold #3

    hi chap here you go
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    Jan 15, 2013, 8:45 AM - Re: casting from a fiberglass mold #4

    It looks custom made (not too accurate, but good) and it might be a swprops armor (he's cucblack here)? I'm not too sure of this and maybe someone else will be more precise.
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    Jan 15, 2013, 9:24 AM - Re: casting from a fiberglass mold #5

    Ok well I want to use it the make some armoubut not sure what to use to make it any ideas ?b
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    Jan 15, 2013, 1:31 PM - #6

    That looks like armor not molds post some pics from the other side. Also casting fiberglass from a fiberglass mold isn't something I'd recommend for a beginner
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    Jan 15, 2013, 2:03 PM - Re: casting from a fiberglass mold #7

    hi woodman yeah that is what i thought when i saw it on ebay but its raw fiberglass on the other side . well i have no choice but to give it a go as i spent the money i had for armor on this . i have been reading up today i think i am going to use epoxy fiberglass but i am all ears if you guys have better ideas
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    Jan 15, 2013, 2:10 PM - Re: casting from a fiberglass mold #8

    You'll need a release agent like PVA to prevent just gluing them together. My suggestion is to look up the info on google and find a complete tutorial.
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    Jan 15, 2013, 2:15 PM - Re: casting from a fiberglass mold #9

    yeah i have seen a few vids today all saying about the releasing agent i just need to find all the stuff i need looks like i will be off to b&q at the weekend . thanks for your help so far
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    Jan 16, 2013, 6:02 AM - Re: casting from a fiberglass mold #10

    Are there any UK based builders that could give me a heads up on the best place to get all the ingredients that I need
  11. Jan 19, 2013, 1:39 AM - Re: casting from a fiberglass mold #11

    Alec Tiranti is a good supplier, they have everything you'll need plus all the advise including 'how to' booklets. They are in Newbury, Berkshire and near Warren Street in London.
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    Jan 20, 2013, 12:30 PM - Re: casting from a fiberglass mold #12

    could any body tell me if this would be the right thing to buy to build my set of armor ?

    Advanced user Fibreglass kit - Complete moulding kit. | eBay
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    Jan 20, 2013, 1:34 PM - Re: casting from a fiberglass mold #13

    looks like it has every thing you need there, you will need more brushes though.
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    Jan 21, 2013, 9:08 PM - Re: casting from a fiberglass mold #14

    i was bidding on those as i need a some of the parts to finish my fett
    let me know how it comes out as i need a back plate and cod

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