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scottybaugh
« on: March 18, 2005 10:02:03 AM »

Hi,

Help, I really need it. I have never done a mold or a casting. Reading the info on web sites is very hard to follow..if you know nothing about molds & castings.

Here is my project;

Size is  8" d x 8"w x 18" l

there is really no detail...the whole project is smooth.

I have the piece is made of clay. I would like to cast it in a light weight...cheap product...but, durable. I would like to put an eye hook in the product to hang when it is finished. I will be painting the project with an air brush.

What should I use and where can I get it.

I need to get product asap. (I am in south atlanta)

Thanks,
Scott Baughman





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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2005 10:07:30 AM »

I'm not quite sure what you mean--are you asking what you could use as  a mold to get those dimensions?
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2005 10:10:15 AM »

i think she wants to pour something over an existing thing, like plaster of paris (only not!) or that stuff dentists use to make impressions!
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2005 10:13:55 AM »

ok gotcha. i'm not really all that experienced with making that stuff so i'm not sure. try searching the topic to see what you come up with!
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2005 11:18:40 PM »

Hello
I had a similar project in my sculpting class.  We used that sealant stuff you use in bathrooms (argg!! I can't remember what it's called), but you have to get the Silicon 1 kind (The other kinds won't work). It's quite cheap (should be around $5 a bottle), I used 6 bottles for a relief sculpture 8 inchs high and 12 inches wide.  It's quite a long process, but it works well..tell me if you want to know more, and I'll make more detailed instructions. Oh, and you will need dental plaster and hydrocal for the mold.
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