A bit of help with casting a part

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A bit of help with casting a part

Postby ironside_online » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:15 am

I bought an unbuilt Tau XV9 Hazard battlesuit from eBay but it was missing a vital, but small, part (one of the two the shoulder connectors).

I contacted the seller and they contacted Forge World, but they had no luck getting the part sent out (which I kinda find hard to believe).

Anyway, the suit was a steal and I'm going to keep it, but I'm going to need to make a replacement shoulder joint.

I wonder if any of you at the club have experience with copying parts and could help me with some advice? I believe I could use greenstuff to copy the connector, but I could do with some help. I can bring it along on Tuesday night if anyone can help me.

Cheers in advance,

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Re: A bit of help with casting a part

Postby Lupus » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:34 pm

Bring it along chap and we can have a look. You could well get away with Greenstuff or even using insta mold.
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Re: A bit of help with casting a part

Postby Eternal flitter » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:10 pm

Never personally used it but I've heard good things about insta mould. So two votes for that route.
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Re: A bit of help with casting a part

Postby ironside_online » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:43 pm

Thanks guys.

I'll come in this Tuesday with the XV9 for some advice. It'll also be a chance to have a look at the club.
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Re: A bit of help with casting a part

Postby Adastra » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:52 am

carfully check that the bit you are casting isn't "handed" as it may not be immediately obvious untill you try to assemble it with 2 left handed shoulder pivots.

I mould the detail bits for my props using RTV silicon, but it's a bit more involved and you'd only need a fraction of the silicon you'd have to order. I'd offer to mould it up for you but at the moment i've not got any supplies in, run everything down in prep for moving house and workshop in a month or so.
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