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This is a general question:
Who here is familiar with resin casting, not the product but the process.
Forge world casts their parts out of resin. This is an intermeadiate step for limited production models where its not worth the price involved to go the full 9 yards to invest in plastic injection molding. I believe it may also be a largely hand-made process.
Does anyone here actually cast their own unique parts in resin for semi-mass production? For instance lets say you make a custom sword with green stuff and want 40 troops to be equiped with it. Anyone do that?
Is anyone interested in this?
I'm interested in this.
4 handweapons in a goblin box with 20 goblins? Smooth.
Errr... meaning I'll make my own weapons out of greenstuff, not violating any copyrights at all
We all know the real reason you're asking, like any other player that wants to build up armies while conserving there money you want to make molds of your mini sprues and then cast them.... I know, i wanna do that too...... and when i asked i beat around the bush too......
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I have cast a number of terrain pieces in resin using silicon rubber molds. It's pretty straight forward. If you go to Hirst Arts you can find some very good articles on mold making and resin use.
As far as casting extra weapons on such, it would work well. For casting large numbers of miniatures, especially multipart miniatures, it seems to me it would be expensive and a lot of work. The silicon and resin is not cheap. I don't think you would save all that much money and it takes practice to get the molds right for complex shapes. It's a fun branch of the miniature hobby though.