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  1. Stormrider's Avatar
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    Jul 24, 2008, 11:33 AM - Something New: Casting Idea - What material #1

    Ok, so i have been creating casts of my fixed/redesigned custom MR.

    Im thinking about doing something new and different. Evan helped me originally with my mold making info, as well as FP. I dont want to burdon them at this trying time, so I figured I would openly ask opinions on this.

    1. What 'rubber' material would I use for making stunt rubber props. Saber hilts, guns, knees or even rubber 'muscle' plates for a suit.

    2. And this is my new idea. I have shellshock, which is a hardening plastic thin coat resin that makes a nice barrior/coating type of finish. I have thought about using 'featherlite' as a second layer. It is an ultra lite foam/plastic. It floats in water. Its similar to the finishng lure foam/plastic you see.

    This would make for a extremely light, durable helmet. So. Any input?

    Im thinking about geting some either foam or featherlite and making some 'thick walled casts, that I can sculpt into as well as onto. And for some reason, this jus tseened like a good idea

    PLS let me know what you think, and if you have any info on rubber for casting id love to hear it.
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    Jul 24, 2008, 11:52 AM - Re: Something New: Casting Idea - What material #2

    I think smoothcast 1520 is similar to hyperfirm rubber, but don't quote me on that one... I read a long thread about it, but I can't remember where...rpf or TDH. Other than that, I've never used rubber for casting.
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    Jul 25, 2008, 10:02 AM - Re: Something New: Casting Idea - What material #3

    I've tried shell shock before. It made a nice casting, but was very brittle.
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    Jul 25, 2008, 1:58 PM - Re: Something New: Casting Idea - What material #4

    I figured shellshock was brittle, but what about a foam underneith it? I was thinking shells hock, then expandable, to make vac u form pieces

    But it seems liek the featherlite under shellshock might be pretty sweet. it says its the same density of 'fishing lures' and it 'floats'. *shrug*
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    Jul 25, 2008, 2:30 PM - Re: Something New: Casting Idea - What material #5

    I also heard that Smoothcast 1520 was similar to hyperfirm rubber.

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