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Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

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    Re: Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

    Do you think you would offer just the hands and face? That would be really cool and would be a great starting point for building one for those who can't buy the whole cast.

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    Re: Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

    if you can do face and hands as a set i'd love to go that route. otherwise i'm in for the full thing.

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    Re: Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

    Hey M, just to confirm I am interested, that looks awesome.

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    Re: Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

    Thanks bobby. maybe we can trade for a rocketpack or something.

    Ok, I went to the mold shop today. we continued the silicone process.

    We took off the front faceplate, and the side elec boxes. and decided to make a FULL MOLD of the entire thing. Ill be mainly pulling the front pulls. However, if someone wants a full mold of it, it can be made. But materials and shipping would mean probably local pickup only.

    One coat a day for the next 5-9 days, and then it will be time to pull them.

    Once its fully coated and we get ready to do the sleeve, ill take some pics.

    Its massive

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    Re: Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

    If the whole front panel was pulled in rubber, does that mean it can be bent/folded for shipping? Just curious.

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    Thats the point of the hardened rubber. I should be able to roll it up, and ship it without damaging it. The piece I poured in rubber was very resilient, once I get the mixture right. The cold cast stayed, it didnt 'flex or tear' where folded.

    I should be able to get the shipping down to a tolerable, and get these in peoples hands for $300 or less, for the full fronts $50 more overseas.

    But the prior shipping costs for shipping this piece was over $200 EACH, plus materials to crate. Huge difference.

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    Im in for whatever you can do for us international folks

    full/in parts/ whatever

    Dave

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    Ok, update. Have about 3 layers of rubber on this bady boy.

    Toing to lay some material into the silicone tonight, to make it tougher, and then start the mother shell tomorrow.


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    Re: Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

    That is looking awesome.....and a trade sounds great.

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    Re: Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

    Super B.A!

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    Okay...one of those will be mine!

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    Re: Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

    I expect to be pouring them Wednesday. With pics of gunmetal and shipping Thurs, for those ready for them.

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    Re: Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

    AWESOME!! Definately can't wait!

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    hey brother, count me in for one of those bad boys !

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    Re: Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

    The molds done, but im working on the sleeve/support. Its a lot heavier than I thought (70 lbs of silicone!) so im going to need to take my time on it.

    heres a pic of the finished silicone

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    I'll have a nice big slice of that cake!

    Looks great, 70lbs, hope you have a nice area to store it lol.

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    Re: Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

    It will be easier to pour copies till the mold is dead, and store those, than it will to store the mold

    I have ideas of how to make a FULL cast in rubber, and then plans to build an innersupport shell out of foam, so that it can be transported in a suit case, then 4 sheets of pink insulation foam bought, cut, and inserted

    Im a tactical genius sometimes

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    lol Nice!

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    Re: Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

    O_o stunning... could you ship it overseas?

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    Yes the overseas shipping shouldnt be terrible. Less than a hundred.

    I think the final front casts will weight 10-20 lbs of hard rubber. And can be folded in thirds. So it should be possible to get these everywhere in the USA for 300 ish and worldwide under 400. Which is a steal considering.

    Ill have pulls for post over the weekend.

    m2

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    Re: Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

    Can't wait!!

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    oof

    Looks like this is coming along nicely

    You tactical genius you I'm diggin the idea of the full rubber cast with interior support for sure !

    You're down with trades huh ? Hmmm ....

    FP

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    For FP stuff, id trade my soul! muhahahaha

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    Re: Han In Carbonite: In the rubber

    and so no one thinks im crazy, the blue you see, isnt clay, its an old platinum mold I Icut up to make keys

    ive been doing this daily at Alumilite, which has some AWESOME products, and the best technical support, ever.

    The director of business is Mike Faupel, and hes one of the coolest guys ever. He will sit and help you over the phone, any time, anywhere. I highly recommend dealing with them.

    I have never had a bad experience with them.

    www.alumilite.com

    There will be a full tutorial on making this mold when its complete.

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    ***...at last my hopes came true!

    Since I wanted to have a HIC life size so bad (and I missed an offer over at the RPF), I am DEFINATELY in if you will ever do a run.

    Is it possible to get one in solid resin (or fiberglass?), cut up into 3 or 4 sections in order to ship it overseas?

    Shipping costs would be no issue since I want this so bad...

    This is brilliant! I'm definately in!!!

    Thanks!
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