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  1. bobagoat's Avatar
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    Nov 12, 2003, 9:43 PM - low temperature metal casting #1

    anyone know anything about how to go about this? i've got a few things i would like to mold and cast in metal.

    anyone?
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    Nov 13, 2003, 12:58 AM - Re: low temperature metal casting #2

    Use silicon molds and a bit of talc (I think) for release. Make sure your mold is stable enough to hold the weight of the metal. Don't burn yourself. There should be some on-line sources for more details. It's a start at least
    BTY - your post count scares me,,,
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    Nov 13, 2003, 10:09 AM - Re: low temperature metal casting #3

    He just scares me in general.
  4. Nov 13, 2003, 10:53 AM - Re: low temperature metal casting #4

    Depending on the metal and the size of the piece, you have different choices.

    As we know, different metals melt at different temperatures. Lead alloys and tin have fairly low temps, and can be cast in silicone molds (such as RTV). Most of your hobbyist metal soldier figures are done this way now. Steel or brass would destroy the RTV mold and cause problems.

    As long as the piece isn't too large and the heat will dissipate quickly enough, you should be able to cast nicely detailed tin alloy parts using RTV silicone molds.
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    Nov 13, 2003, 1:47 PM - Re: low temperature metal casting #5


    Hand-Schaub wrote:

    BTY - your post count scares me,,,
    oh awesome!!! danzig would be proud.

    thanks for the info!
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    Nov 15, 2003, 10:05 PM - Re: low temperature metal casting #6

    Danzig? I met Glenn Danzig once ... very small hands for a man
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    Nov 26, 2003, 7:40 AM - Re: low temperature metal casting #7

    yay, more Danzig fans!

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    Jan 1, 2004, 1:25 AM - Re: low temperature metal casting #8

    His real name is "Glenn Anzalone". BTW, he's 5'4" and is now *48 years old*!!!

    Man... I was graduating college when "Mother" was released... I feel olddddd!




    (from Danzig's website) be afraid... be VERY afraid...

    It is a sinister time in the tired life of one world ending, and it unmistakably a time for the destructive and redemptive powers of the next century's man in black. Heed the warning: Danzig 6:66 Satan's Child is only the scabbard tip of what we can expect from Danzig throughout the birthing of a new rebel century. It is however, Danzig's soul crusher of a calling card, his coal-fired ebony heart made metal, the siren song soundtrack of two ages in collision. Confront it now and feel your lifeblood drain and subsequently replenish truer than ever.
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    Jan 1, 2004, 1:50 AM - Re: low temperature metal casting #9

    There's nothing wrong with being 5'4" ...... NOT A THING!
  10. Jan 1, 2004, 2:59 AM - Re: low temperature metal casting #10

    This guy needs a good ol' fashioned spanking. What a twit.

    "Scabbard tip"? I've got a Tony Lama cowboy boot that'll fit real nice on the right side of this guy's head and face. I suffer from Napoleon Syndrome myself, but in this guy it's terminal.

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