Thanks I will try.
Do you guys think Wallmart sells resin? ( I live in hawaii and there is no Hobbylobbys)
I read Redbeans molding page but I was wondering how to make molds of non head gear pieces (axes weapons ect)
Hedrought, this topic is 4 months old. You can't dig it up just to say your sad because you think Redbean left (which he didn't).
If your intent on digging up an old topic make sure you have something important and legitimate to add to the conversation. But for the most part do your best to refrain from such activities.
I read it, but is it a way of making replicas of existing pieces or completely new pieces. If it's the former, then I don't really need it because I was looking for a way to make new pieces, not replicas of existing ones. Of course, if it's the latter then now all I need to know is how to get the mold into the desired shape :D.
I'll admit that all I learned from the tutorial is how to make copies of existing pieces. Did I miss anything? Or is that all it tells you to do anyway?
What is used to make the items you can buy on Brickforge (molds, material for the item, etc)? I'd like to make my own accessories for minifigs, but after buying some items (which I must say I really like) from Brickforge, I've decided that I'd like to know what the accessories are actually made of and use that (unless there's something stronger, that can take more wear and tear) to make my accessories. I want them to be sturdy, not like what'd happen if I made the accessories from clay (they'd fall apart).
ps: My first impression of sculpey and epoxy and all that stuff was that the creation would become brittle like one made of clay. So I understand I may be making a fuss over something unimportant (but that doesn't mean I wouldn't like an answer to my question). : )
I'm new here...well actually I've technically been a member for a year or so but I haven't been around here in over a year...i'm a big fan of minifig customization...I'm still new at it though, and I mostly see what other people are doing-i haven't really attempted anything myself although I've drawn up tons of designs. I have a few questions...
How can I make weapons out of sculpey without a frame as Redbean suggests? Can it be done that way so I can just sculpt it and bake it?
I tried using a kit kat foil wrapper to sculpt a hat for Link from Legend of Zelda but the clay still stuck to the head..I live in a really humid area..any tips? The clay sticks to my fingers too...
I have a water slide decal kit meant for model cars...can i use it for decals on torsos, heads, etc?
Last, and slightly off-topic, is there a link to redbeans Link (from Zelda) decals? They were on the original Redbean Studios site, but I don't see them here...the link face had like blue eyes and there was the best torso decal I've seen out of the many on brickshelf, etc...
Sorry to be a spaz, but I'd like to put my designs into action and start a brickshelf account..by the way, anyone know when little armory is coming back...it says coming soon...
Epoxy, although self-hardening, isn't good for beginners for sculpting. easily stretched, and reeeeaaallllyyyy sticky unless dunked in water, this material was originally intended to fill gaps in metal warhammer models whilst still being aethstetically pleasing. many still master the secrets locked away within the gooey mess however, so it wouldn't hurt to give it a try.I exclusively use self-hardening two-part sculpting material -- Apoxie Sculpt and Fixit Sculpt. 'Mastering' it isn't really difficult. Most action figure customizers that I know also use it, as to almost all modellers (although greenstuff is popular with modellers as well).
I think hes talking about the old red bean studios web site. If so than I don't think that website is up anymore and has transformed into brickforge.Ah, yes. Redbean's store is now located here.
Don't know what website you're talking about, or what that has to do with this article. Can you elaborate - give a link, something?
[quote=RIPPAMAN]Probably just the latter.Also, I think green stuff (two part epoxy putty, blue/yellow) works well for sculpting.-RIPPAMAN[/quote]
Epoxy, although self-hardening, isn't good for beginners for sculpting. easily stretched, and reeeeaaallllyyyy sticky unless dunked in water, this material was originally intended to fill gaps in metal warhammer models whilst still being aethstetically pleasing. many still master the secrets locked away within the gooey mess however, so it wouldn't hurt to give it a try.
[quote=Shurtugal]try FIMO. it is softer, I find, or you can buy a harder version. you usually don't need to blowdry it soft if you store it right. it works the exact same as sculpey, and you can buy it at tge same places. it cooks at a different temperature though, remember that.[/quote]
Fimo Is very good for people who don't want their models to harden when they aren't home. it's a lot harder to blowdry-harden, however, due to its high heat tolerance (like pork demon said, 130 C, and 265 F)
my two cents.
Can you but sheet styrene at a Wal-Mart or a Hobby Lobby?
How do you make a mold?
Sculpey should work fine,Makar,
Welcome to MCN BTW ;-)
Resin is usually a 2 part mixture (1 part is the resin itself, the other part is the actual hardner). Whilst they remain seperated they WONT harden. It's only when they mix together the chemical reaction between the 2 will make them set (harden) over a given amount of time.
Sculpey needs temperature to harden (oven or blowdry). If you blowdry it though, it may not FULLY harden all the way through. Also, don't hold the sculpey in your hands whilst blowdrying. Not only will your fingers get hot, but the pressure of your fingers will also distort the shape of the sculpy.
resin hardens by itself dosnt it?
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