Hi there. I’m a new here, so I would appreciate any professional advice. I have four questions about mold making and casting, so I’ll split it up by numbers. 1) I’m making a mold for a monster that…Continue
"Yes, that is absolutely fine. It may be quite heavy cloth, so if it is too resistant to getting into the shape of your mould, just cut it up into small shapes and then work it in. You may be able to buy fibreglass tape on a roll, and this is usually…"
"Just to add a little from my own experience with epoxy resin. Most resins are pretty similar, but not interchangeable. They are usually laminating resins, so intended, as Nick says, to be laid up in thin coats with glassfibre reinforcement. There…"
"Okay, so just so I understand. For epoxy resin, you mix it up, pour it into the mold, fill in the chopped strand fibreglass matt, or woven fibreglass fabric, wait for it to settle, and then add some more resin layer by layer? Or alternatively, you…"
"The sculpting and mould making materials shops here in Australia seem to sell their own branded epoxy resins. So far all of them - from Barnes Products and Dalchem - have been good and as far as I can tell, the same stuff. They would be…"
So I've been looking at some epoxy resins, and I was wondering what brand you could recommend? I want to make sure that the resin I buy is proper for mold making. Sometimes when researching you buy something for animation, but it…"
"Hello Nick, thank you so much for responding to my questions. I really admire your work on Youtube, so I'm kind of surprised you responded to my post. I'll take this advice into consideration when I make my final puppets. I might have some…"
"Couldn't find this pic before - the Sumo body mould, in polyester resin & fibreglass chopped strand mating, with the Ecoflex 00-30 being poured in. A plaster mould would obviously have to have much thicker walls. "
"I mostly use ultracal or Hydrostone moulds, but for a couple of silicone puppets I used polyester resin with fibreglass reinforcing. It makes a smaller, much lighter mould. The surface will be very strong so you shouldn't have any…"
Hi there. I’m a new here, so I would appreciate any professional advice. I have four questions about mold making and casting, so I’ll split it up by numbers. 1) I’m making a mold for a monster that is roughly 10.5”-11” tall, and I started my using ultra cal. However I found that some of the finer details in the impression have broken off. Additionally, Ultracal mold is really heavy and hard to move around. I'm considering switching to a PU resin like Smooth-On 326. I feel like this alternative…See More