Mold Making Tutorial

Discussion in 'Halo Costume Tutorials' started by Adam, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Adam

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

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    where im at doesnt allow youtube, but ill definatly check this out once i get home, thanks for the tut adam!
     
  3. Spartan857

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    thats freaking awesome man! thanx for postin that. i wish i could save youtube videos
     
  4. Aeyon

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    Wait, to make the item that you put the molding stuff around, do you have to make it yourself??
     
  5. dead spartan

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  6. FirePhoenix

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    this is awesome, is that your voice Adam? It sounds very professional, like someone from a discovery channel video =P
     
  7. M562

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    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.
     
  8. Ssyn

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    Adam, I love you.
    In a completely heterosexual way.
    >.>
    <.<
    Or not.
    Whichever way you prefer.
    Thanks!
     
  9. rvb18

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    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?
     
  10. Darth Malevelus

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    you can,

    Go to www.savetube.com and have fun
     
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  11. swordsman57

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    do you think i can make it from somthing cardbored. ;)
     
  12. Ral Partha

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    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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  13. Lowenthal

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    there's is so perfect. mine would look like a mold bucket threw up.
     
  14. NZTK

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    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
     
  15. basementbob

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    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!
     
  16. shurtugal

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    thanks alot adam this was realy helpfull! :D :) :) :)
     
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  17. azn stryker

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    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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  18. Astarith

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    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.
     
  19. azn stryker

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    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.

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    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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  20. mikeyelderscrll

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    I like the tutorial and all but I can't afford the stuff lol\



    Thanks any ways!:)
     
  21. Adam

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    October 2007? How did you dig this up, from so long ago, or why?
     
  22. Druss

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    Has anyone tried to use clear casting resin to create a faceplate?
     
  23. Palne Calon1

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    Wow! Mould making & casting is a lot easier than I thought. Thanks for the posts.

    Neil P.
     
  24. gbaromman

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    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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  25. ARMYofONE2469

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    i have a question.... how many pulls do you get out of a mold before its "unusable" Please pm Someone. :rolleyes
     

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