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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #37

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You know I am funnin too...<br /><br />I almost made the leap with the exclusive set that came out last year...I just had to resist that temptation and save money for tokens.<br /><br />The big attraction with the molds is doing something myself and being creative.  I've messed around making gaming tables (plywood covered mini-fig lands to do battle...) and now I really want to create some mini-dungeons and stuff!  I am a little scared about the painting stuff - but the Hirst site is really great about showing tips and stuff.<br /><br />Anyway, I'm always up for a creative challenge.  (and hint hint - I have not had any TD based challenges of late...)
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #38

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IT HAS BEGUN...<br /><br />5 Hirst molds have a new owner...<br /><br />If anyone is interested I went with the following 5 starters...<br /><br />#50, 70, 71, 85 and 204!<br /><br />I expect in about a month I will get started on this little adventure!<br /><br />G
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #39

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WHOO HOO!<br /><br />Got molds... CHECK<br /><br />Got Merlin Mud... CHECK<br /><br />TIME to get making stuff!<br /><br />WHOO HOO!
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #40

Happy crafting bro. :)
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #41

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I would go out in my garage and work tonight, but my arms are still shaking from weed wacking the back 40 acres of my property.
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #42

40 Acres????<br /><br />Wow, that makes all my yard work this week look like nothing.
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #43

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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #44

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It just feels like 40 acres...and it is pretty much worthless land - not easy to get to -- not flat...and not very visible from the house...<br /><br />ANY HOO - I could not wait to try the mold project!  I was able to cast 4 of my 5 molds..<br /><br />HAve to say I am pretty impressed with how easy it is.  I nailed the first mold with only 3 air bubbles...and frankly, on stone work, I think that adds some character.<br /><br />But when it came to mixing a double load - to do two molds...well let's just say I must have turned my head for an extra minute because scraping was not done soon enough...<br /><br />oh - but it is a FUN hobby, and I can't wait to be rested and try it when I have more space to work with.<br /><br />Maybe I'll shoot some pictures!<br /><br />G
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #45

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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #46

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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #47

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I managed about 20 castings today...whew does it take a bit of time...but really easy and fun.<br /><br />The Merlin's Magic is very easy to use - so far the only real tricks are trying to keep air bubbles to a minimum when mixing and then knowing when to srcape off the excess stuff from the top of the mold.  Wait too long and it is much harder on ya.<br /><br />Anyhoo, I figure about two weekends of casting and I will have 3-4 projects to start gluing together!<br /><br />Then comes painting and terrain stuff...ooooo I can't wait.
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Re: Any Mold users out there? 12 years 11 months ago #48

Hey...speaking of molds...<br /><br />I just made a silicone mold of a design piece -- and cast it 40 times in Smooth-on Roto polyresin.  It was fun!  I am now a mold users.  I am using the design piece for a room in TD, and it should look pretty cool.<br /><br />Thanks to Aaron Boaz for helping get started.  I think I am now addicted to this.<br /><br />
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