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Casting materials


What's your favorite, and why?
Urethane..resin...etc.
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I've only casted stuff in resin in one piece molds. I suck at mold making. I hope someday, I can pull off two piece molds, and even get into making rubber suits. I do wish more resin stuff was made in a hard urethane though. Like a Begins grappler would be nice in a stiff, light rubber. Durable and light for costuming, and easily held on a belt or TDK style holster. Hoping to give someone an idea here. emoticon

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I'll go out on a limb here and say that the grapple that bats drops in the movie (when the crowd grabs him) was probably urethane rubber.
I'd also like to have a durable rubber grapple prop.
Hmmm...now where did I put that grapple gun?

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everything but the hero version that cocks and fires of course is F90 rubber

I've held three of the stunt guns a long time ago

very well done accept for the molding seams that should have been placed better

from 2 feet away you cannot tell they are rubber accept if you pay very close attention to the edges of the front barrel and then back .....

uh thingy at the end of the slide that has the two thumb grips

if you look at those two areas you can see rubber wrinkles from where they have bumped into things or been dropped

same goes for the gauntlets, which only show wrinkles in the fins at the base, otherwise they look like hard material


favorite material is self skinning urethane cold foam

why, cause when it behaves itself (which is almost never) and your on your game you can make some really kick ass pieces, and depending on the poundage, you can make stuff flexible but still strong, or you can make something as nuff as nails and as light as a feather

I have done my nightwing mask in pure foam which makes it as lite and flexible as latex foam only urethane is hypo-allergenic and its much more durable and doesnt shrink

working on doing a cowl in pure foam but the bigger the piece you try the greater the risk of failure

the last full nightwing that I made was about 75% foam and the guy wearing it can actually move and flex in it without worry of ripping the urethane or his muscles

anyways...................

there you go Jeff, my first post on your board


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I stay away from foam as it's not economically friendly and way too persnickity.
Not my board Jay, this is Inferno's cave..I just visit. emoticon

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My favourite stuff to use is a quick set resin, A because it's cool how fast it cures and how you get that cloud run through it right before it does, and B. Hardly any wait time and you get to pop it out of the mold.

The coolest stuff I have used so far is alginate. Awesome when it hardens on your hand and you peel it off and it captured every single detail.

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i love polyteck PT FLEX 50 shore
it cures in 10 minutes
love the stuff
not good for cowls

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Big fan of smoothcast 320. Simple to use, odorless.. goes off fast... machines well..

makes a great salad dressing...

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Smooth on vytaflex 40. But if I could get it to work right I would say flex 60 by alumilite. Lays up in a cowl mold perfectly. Just have had some bad batches...
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I do have a question. Can urethane be molded on ultracal I know latex can. What would the right mold release be?

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