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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #25

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nope - the molds I am using at this point are rubber or plastic...good idea - but no go<br />
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #26

I use hydrostone from USG.
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #27

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how does it stack up against MM?<br />
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #28

I find it very strong and cheaper locally.  Fortunately there is a distributor on the way to one of my plants.
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #29

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hrmmm...<br /><br />I'm going to stick with MM - but have not placed my order yet...they are on vacation until the 7th.<br /><br />Anyone know if Michaels carries decent Plaster of Paris or other such mold medium?<br /><br />Thanks!<br />G
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #30

STAY AWAY from plaster of paris it is too weak.
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #31

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gracias!<br /><br />MM it is...come on April 7!<br /><br />Hey does anyone want to start a Hirst Mold sharing group?  <br /><br />I mean for the price of shipping these things around - we would be saving a TON of cash...<br /><br />*he says without a single mold to his name...*
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #32

You can get plaster o' paris cheap anywhere. It has only one good use in mold making I found. <br /><br />When you first start, use it to practice a few times...getting the bubbles out, that sorta thing. If you can get most or all the bubbles out of that stuff, then the merlin's magic will be easy schmeezy.<br /><br />As for drying, here's my tip...<br /><br />Go get a cheapo food dehydrator. You can usually find something at a walmart for $25-40. Just air drying takes 24-48 hours sometimes, and I was never real comfortable with putting them on a cookie sheet, turning the oven on low, and letting them set in there with the oven door cracked open because you need the air flow too. And I don;t even have kids to worry about. The dehydrator runs 4-5 hours and it's all good.<br /><br />Now for the molds...decide which 'theme' you want to go with. Futuristic, egyptian, brick, or fieldstone. Brick is probably the easiest. Get a couple, and make sure they've got the basic bricks in there. Wizards tower or dragon inn are good starters, with basic brick, one of the dungeon accessories or a floor tile as well. Play around, get addicted, THEN go buy 6 or 7 more at a time.<br /><br />Have fun, and welcome to the addiction.<br /><br />
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 10 months ago #33

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WHOO HOO - 50LBS of MERLIN MUD on the way to me casa!!<br /><br />OK time to get serious and buy a mold!<br /><br />hahahaha - it begins!<br /><br /><br /><br />sorry jeff
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 10 months ago #34

You will come crawling back...<br /><br />They always do.
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 10 months ago #35

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but but...I've never been in the first place...??<br /><br />for me the mold use and painting is all the fun part...I have to get creative on some sort of large-scale project every so often...<br /><br />and as fun as sewing with mom is...well, building castles and dungeon stuff is going to be MUCH cooler!
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 10 months ago #36

Heretic! :nono:<br /><br />Seriously, have fun and post some pics.  Our DF website is full of Hirst Arts stuff.  I was just funnin' ya.<br /><br />
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