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Mold plates.

Postby Blindhorizon » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:24 am

I was talking to mango a couple weeks back about mold plates and decided to post some up that i created. The idea of mold plates i got from Paulson Games, he had discussed them in one of his posts so it got me curious.

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This is my master mold made from my master part. I want to be able to do consistency in my casts and once this wears out i'll have to create a new mold.

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This is my master mold with my mold plates. The mold plates basically take a negative of the mold so i can recreate my mold exactly.

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The bottom mold is my mold i made from the mold plates, with a 2% shrinkage this is pretty much spot on in size when compared against each other.

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Re: Mold plates.

Postby mangozac » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:19 am

That's great! Thanks for sharing, Blind!

We'll have to get you making constructing nice, box shaped sprues from styrene next ;)
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Re: Mold plates.

Postby Blindhorizon » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:17 am

Now im curious what you mean.
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Re: Mold plates.

Postby mangozac » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:16 am

Rather than your sprue/reservoir being a blob of clay cut out some styrene and glue it together in a nice tapered box shape (so it's thinner at the edge that joins the parts).
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Re: Mold plates.

Postby Blindhorizon » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:11 am

Oh haha i have those, the playdoh is just easier LOL
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Re: Mold plates.

Postby Fleafa » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:41 am

...or re-use Forgeworld sprues :)
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Re: Mold plates.

Postby Munkey Joe » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:29 pm

Fleafa wrote:...or re-use Forgeworld sprues :)


Thats what I do!! LOL
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