Mold Making Tutorial

Adam

Community Founder


Good for new guys getting into mold making and casting.
 
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Xavier

Well-Known Member
where im at doesnt allow youtube, but ill definatly check this out once i get home, thanks for the tut adam!
 

Aeyon

New Member
Wait, to make the item that you put the molding stuff around, do you have to make it yourself??
 

M562

Jr Member
I dont think so, I belive it's from a certain freeman company. Theres more vids of this guy explaining, but those are posted with another account which is freemanhq I believe.
 

Ssyn

Jr Member
Adam, I love you.
In a completely heterosexual way.
>.>
<.<
Or not.
Whichever way you prefer.
Thanks!
 

rvb18

Well-Known Member
hey adam would it work if i bot lots of the hobby cast then make a box lay my chest armor then pure lots of rubber that way all i do is make another box for the jacket?
 

Ral Partha

Sr Member
{§¶}swordsman57 said:
do you think i can make it from somthing cardbored. ;)
Technically, you can after preparing your model for molding (reinforcing, it, moisture-proofing it, etc.). However, given the cost of silicone rubber, your cardboard model better be near perfect. The video in the OP is from HobbyCast and they sell a kilo (2.2 lbs) of silicone rubber for about $35. You're probably gonna need more than a kilo of that stuff. Click on the link to see why this hobby gets very pricey really quick.

If you intend to do some molding later, I suggest that you make your models using pepakura at the start.
 
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NZTK

Well-Known Member
Search for videos by "Brick in the Yard" on youtube, they do some really good tutorials on quite a large variety of mould making and fx make up methods
 

basementbob

New Member
hi guys, im a newb here, but i plan on making a set of armor of my own!
anyhow
i wanted to know, can someone just simply make a mold for like the whole helmate?
i know it would be like a 3 piece mold, but who cares, it would be sooooo worth it
and also about the chest piece, and the rest
cause i think after i make mine, i will make some for my friends aswell
seems like a nice profit!
 

azn stryker

New Member
infinity spartan said:
thanks alot adam this was realy helpfull! :D :) :) :)
i just have one simple question, they demonstrate in the video with a already pre-made flower object which they used to create the mold........i have no amour suit to make a mold from....and if i already had a suit premade, why would i want to make another mold of it? thus how can i get started (i know for a helmet you can use clay to design it then to use it as the object for molding), i presume that pepakura would work....i've already done that...but won't the mold box be ginormous? and wouldn't placing a paper pepakura suit in mold possibly damage the integrity of the suit since there is no support (if you get what i mean)? i'm just really worried because i dn't have a lot of time on my hands as a student and have no room for redoing work. i thanks alot.
and if possible if you have answers could you email me back at tujustu@gmail.com thanks.
 
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Astarith

Jr Member
If you wanted to make a mold from your suit you have created you would simply have to create a support frame for the pieces. When making a large object mold it would be better to do a brush on mold like dragonskin or similar, then make a hard backing to support the thinner flexible mold.

There is a lot more to it, but not going to cover the entire process in a single post! The idea is to create an object with all the detail and corrections you want..then mold it to make a light weight strong single piece from it. So yes you do need something to mold from.
 

azn stryker

New Member
Astarith said:
If you wanted to make a mold from your suit you have created you would simply have to create a support frame for the pieces. When making a large object mold it would be better to do a brush on mold like dragonskin or similar, then make a hard backing to support the thinner flexible mold.

There is a lot more to it, but not going to cover the entire process in a single post! The idea is to create an object with all the detail and corrections you want..then mold it to make a light weight strong single piece from it. So yes you do need something to mold from.
thanks for the help thus far...so i just wanted to clarify...(i'm srry that i'm nubish)...when mixing the different stuff...i can just "paint" it on the pepakura? 0_0 i did my first helmet quite a while ago, and it got totally warped and such..but i've learned alot from that. the difference i seen from molding and resin is that molding looks a heck more realistic(less shiney).

i'm just really confused as to how all the pros knew exactly how to do it all since i can't find any threads that give direct instructions as to what steps to take before other steps...etc.

if any body could point me toward a thread it would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

:::edit:::
i just was researchin the intarweb and i found BlueRealm's video on the tube. got a pretty good idea about this whole thing except for one part....how much clay do i need? and what would be a good support column to build the clay suit on?
i couldn't find how long it took bluerealm to build his suit but what would you predict it to be and how much $$ do you guys think it costed? i have a year till next halloween (today is 11/2/08) to build a suit. do you think it is viable? thx again.
 
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gbaromman

New Member
rvb18 said:
hey adam would it work if i bot lots of the hobby cast then make a box lay my chest armor then pure lots of rubber that way all i do is make another box for the jacket?
id make a rubber crotch piece semmes like it wont rub to much i heard it rubs alot and can be irratating
 
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