Post by Mastercaster on Apr 25, 2010 13:52:03 GMT -8
I painstakingly cut out the marker lights from the flip nose parts that I had mastered and made molds of to see if I could make them in colors for the body. I took a fresh body and removed the interior portion of the marker light and the trim chrome from the surface too. Then I will polish around the openings to remove all scratches from the body. Notice that I cut a corner off to key the mold. This is a small mold, just 88 grams so far. I just hope some how that none of the marker lights come off and float into the silicone and I have to start over. This clay is pretty sticky so I hope it goes well. Also, I took a letter stamp and marked the proper position of the lights on the body.
Post by Mastercaster on Apr 30, 2010 5:58:22 GMT -8
Thanks Raoul, I appreciate your helping me with this project. I made molds of the seats and steering wheel. Hopefully I will remember to bring them to the meeting too. I have another project to show you that you might be able to help with. I will post pics.
Post by Mastercaster on Apr 30, 2010 12:17:53 GMT -8
Well.....Here is the first batch of marker lights out of the bigger mold. I pulled the first two out and realized I had screwed it up. One red marker light does not belong in that group. I can't believe I missed it completely! After all the checking, labeling, testing, grouping and bagging and then test fitting again, I still screwed it up!! This really does suck!
Post by Mastercaster on Jul 3, 2011 19:36:43 GMT -8
Here is a third attempt at a good mold for my GSX flip nose creation. I cut these pieces of acrylic so that it would fit in my vacuum chamber. I am trying a new way of making a mold while using the ground up silicone. I'm thinking that by using the ground up silicone it might cause problems of trapping air in the parts detail. This way I am hoping that by directly inserting the mold box in the vacuum chamber it will help. My first two molds make bodies with deformities I do not want. This time I left the firewall in.
Hey Greg it all looks pretty cool. I am glad you share all your casting stuff with us its pretty interesting to follow along with and also learn that its not all that easy to make a quailty product like you do. Keep up the great work!
Post by Mastercaster on Jul 6, 2011 12:27:00 GMT -8
Thanks Dave, My wife says all I do is play! It just looks that way. I used to underestimate my talent until Bob Peoples hooked me up with Mike Hanson who was just blown away with my work. He has given me a couple of parts to make molds of. Posting here is a sneaky way of having an online catalog.
Post by Mastercaster on Jan 7, 2018 20:49:20 GMT -8
It has been some time now. Have some interest in these. Needed a new mold. I hand fit each one in the master from years ago. It will make 15 of each one this time. These are tiny and fiddly, much like handling a photo etch part. If you drop it, good luck finding it.