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1  CANADA / Quebec / Vaccuum Forming Plastic? on: August 11, 2010 07:35:53 AM
Where can I get vaccuum forming plastic for vaccu-forming at home?
I'm in Montreal, so if there is anywhere in that area, or that I could order from Canada?
2  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Discussion and Questions / Molding and Casting small miniatures - an xmas project for a friend on: December 19, 2009 06:53:27 AM
I've found a couple of good posts that may help with this, and I'm going through them in detail.  Meanwhile, I'm posting this question because there's a shortage of time and I wanted to give every chance of getting an answer heh =)

The project:

I'm trying to put together a little miniatures game for me and a friend over Xmas.  I've made a bunch of small flat "pieces" such as arms, head, backpacks and I want to make a mold like the Sculpey push-molds that would allow us to press sculpey (preferably) into the molds and get out these small pieces, assemble them, cook and paint, then play.   I made the various bits so that you could have different poses and variations with a single mold. 

I've done some I'm having trouble finding just the right mold material and casting material.  I went and got some VERY firm plastic molding compounds and tried them with basic sculpey, but I wasn't able to remove them without a lot of distortion.   I'm looking for advice what would be the best mold material, and I would liek to use sculpey (any variety) as casting compound so that the pieces can be altered a bit, cooked and painted.   Hot glue would be an internate casting material, but I'd LIKE to use Sculpey if possible


I've been making things for years and years, used all manner of sculpey, I make costumes professionally, mold and cast jewelry, so I have most things you may mention in my house already.
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