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Hey, i was wondering if anyone knew of awesome tutorials to cast resign models and what type of materials are best for makeing them. I was think easy flow 60 would be great what do other think???? Ty for help
I've done it quite successfully for some heresy-era helmets and bits. You can get some quite fine details. I'll be posting the results in my WIP thread and I might do a tutorial with my findings later.
Just one thing I want to emphasize: some of the chemicals you'll likely be using are really nasty - make sure you get a proper rebreather with an organic particle filter, not just a dust-mask! So many tutorials are so concerned with 'how' they don't mention health and safety at all. For instance, the resin I use here in the UK generates an undetectable, odorless cyanide-like gas which can build up in your lungs and do some real damage if you're not careful. Allways have a good long chat with the guys that sell the stuff - not least because it's expensive and you can end up making silly mistakes (such as trying to measure 10gs of catalyst with a spring-loaded kitchen scale... ahem... ).
Just so you know, the mod community watches threads like these VERY closely, as any tips on how to cast GW products are a BIG no-no on the forums here.
You have been warned. *brandishes modhammer*
OH no im not trying to reproduce models for Gameworkshop and selling them, i just want to know how to reproduce converted wepons,helmets ect... I understand oyu concerns. Ty for that tutorial hopefully itl help me out.
Here's a good one by Ein, however, it is quite a bit more complicated than your average bear (conversion).
The Warforge: Miniature Modelling & Conversion
Thanks Whar, that is a pretty good tutorial. +rep for you!
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If your looking at making very small things like guns etc, you might find it much safer, easier and cheaper to use plaster.
Indeed dental plaster is crazy. You can mix it thin enough to pour into almost and slush cast and it dries rock hard. We cast some bases out of it and you need a hammer to break them up. Also the detal plaster takes paint, primer, and superglue just like plastic would. Great for scenery, we even cast a guardsmen legs to see if the plaster would hold; and now we have some guardsmen statues floating around on the scenery. Good luck.
I have held off writing a casting how-to tutorial until I got some feedback from the mod I sent a message to -but haven't recieved a reply. I even offered to let them see the draft first.
Any tutorial I write would be written from a generic casting perspective and not one attempting to clone copywrited material. However, of course, the same techniques apply. It's like teaching someone to use a photocopier, you can't be responsible for what they choose to copy and as long as you don't advocate copying copywrited material it's ok in my book but if this is a problem for you mods then I guess I'll take it elsewhere.