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    HELP NEEDED !!!!!!!!!!

    Post  Maxi_Model on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:51 am

    I need some urgent help.

    I've been looking for two part liquid resin and casting material for some work that I'm doing. I checked in local model shops but it seems they do not stock any.

    Can anyone kindly suggest a brand and where to get them from, I need these in hand to continue the work.

    THANKS!!!

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    Post  Maxi_Model on Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:44 am

    Anyone????

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    Post  alexbb on Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:24 am

    just seen this

    the two part polyeurethane resin you require is very hard to get locally try http://www.sylmasta.com/

    or e bay seller
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Polycraft-SG2000-250gm-Fast-Cast-Polyurethane-Liquid-Plastic-Casting-Resin-kit-/261005511397?pt=UK_Crafts_Other_Crafts_EH&hash=item3cc5240ae5

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    Post  Iain on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:56 pm

    Can highly recommend Sylmaster - I use the 380 moulding rubber and G26 resin.

    Pity you can't buy locally though Sad

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    Post  Maxi_Model on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:12 pm

    is it better rigid or flexible silicone mold?

    Thanks

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    Post  Iain on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:34 pm

    Depends on what you are trying to cast?

    http://www.sylmasta.com/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Silicone_Rubbers_77.html

    380 is a good compromise for most casting...

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    Post  Maxi_Model on Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:07 pm

    Well for now my intentions are to make some molds out of another model's parts ( like wheels and sprockets) in the future I don't know, but most probably models accessories which should not be big...

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    Post  David on Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:55 pm

    If you intend to ship to malta expect very expensive postage due to being a hazardous material


    Try filling the mould with epoxy such as duro or magic sculpt its great to do wheels.

    I suggest mixing duro with MS


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    Post  Maxi_Model on Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:54 pm

    I cannot find the product DURO on internet

    Is magic sculpt soft when mixed? (enough to fill fine details?). can you find this locally?

    Is resin for fibre glass good as resin for models?

    I will check about lain's link and see the costs too.

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    Post  David on Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:05 pm

    Sylmasta has it all

    resin two part ,duro ,MS

    When mixed duro and MS it can make a 1/72 scale wheel complete with nuts

    the duro makes it slightly flexible so you can even make the mould with duro mix obviously without undercuts.


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    Post  Maxi_Model on Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:44 pm

    OK I will go for something.

    Alex did you show me the SG2000 because that is the one I would need, or you picked it at random? cause I found 4 different resins in the e-bay link you gave me

    SG2000
    A2000L
    EasyFlo 95 fast cast
    Easyflo 60 polyurethane

    and also differnt moulding materials :S damn, why is life so comlicated when you don't know the subject Razz

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    Post  alexbb on Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:16 am

    Maxi_Model wrote:OK I will go for something.

    Alex did you show me the SG2000 because that is the one I would need, or you picked it at random? cause I found 4 different resins in the e-bay link you gave me

    SG2000
    A2000L
    EasyFlo 95 fast cast
    Easyflo 60 polyurethane

    and also differnt moulding materials :S damn, why is life so comlicated when you don't know the subject Razz

    if you are casting resin always use soft/semi soft rtv never use the red high heat type. as for resins very little difference but i would suggest one with slower curing time for starting with will give you some extra seconds to work.

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    Post  Maxi_Model on Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:59 am

    OK,

    I was going for the Easyflo 60 because it has a viscosity of 60 ( compared to the SG2000 & A2000L viscosity of 50) but the easyflo 60 sets in 15 - 30 mins and has a pot life of 2 - 5 mins.

    The Easyflo 95 is still thinner with a viscosity of 95 but it takes long to cure 20 / 60 mins and the pot life is 5 mins.

    These two easyflo products seems to be better than the others because they are not thick and it will help release bubbles more than the others.

    This is what my logic told me, but still need the expert comments from veterans Smile

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    Post  alexbb on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:20 am

    Maxi_Model wrote:OK,

    I was going for the Easyflo 60 because it has a viscosity of 60 ( compared to the SG2000 & A2000L viscosity of 50) but the easyflo 60 sets in 15 - 30 mins and has a pot life of 2 - 5 mins.

    The Easyflo 95 is still thinner with a viscosity of 95 but it takes long to cure 20 / 60 mins and the pot life is 5 mins.

    These two easyflo products seems to be better than the others because they are not thick and it will help release bubbles more than the others.

    This is what my logic told me, but still need the expert comments from veterans Smile

    the longer the curing time the better so my opinion is to go for the easyflo 95 but make sure molds ar properly alligned or else the resin will seep out

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