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Old 02-12-2006, 09:17 PM
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Now back to this little guy now that I working through the back log of unfinished kits...
the engine access doors are glued in place after thinning down a bit so they sit more flush that straight out of the box.




the back doors are glued in place.


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Old 02-12-2006, 09:29 PM
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Still waiting for that scale shot James!
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:38 AM
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:18 AM
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here is a shot showing the DML 251 headlamp (grey) and the Trumpeter FAMO headlamp (orange). As you can see the Trumpeter is way better. So I am going to cast some copies for my 251 from it.




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Hey James,

What do you use for your mold and casting materials?


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Old 02-14-2006, 12:31 AM
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Here I have ripped the CA glued wall part of the mold away from the plastic card base. Thank-fully this was done without any damage. With bigger molds- I would use a Lego system whereby the base plate can be removed allowing access to the plastercine- which needs to be removed leaving only the part imbedded in the pink RTV rubber mold half just poured and cured.


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the part without the plastercine and replaced into it's walls. Some pour stems will need to be added and then a thin brushing of Vaseline as a mold release on the RTV to allow the two halves to separate later.


Stems are sprue and wire glued with CA. The small wire one in theory will allow air to bleed out as the resin is introduced into the mold.


other half poured and when hard I will be able to pour some repros. (I hope )
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Nice! Thanks for the step-by-step with pictures!! :lol:


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Old 02-14-2006, 09:27 PM
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:21 AM
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here is a pic of one I did last night. There is a some discolouration due to the fact that the brass tube I used as a pipette had some pigment of some sort contaminating the inside. I need to find a source for small plastic disposable straws, coffee stir sticks perhaps. The physical qualities are good though. When I have more time and elbow room - I'll cast more and they will be pristine. (I hope)
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Nice molding work James. And thanks for the scale shot!!
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