Resin suggestions for casting my own work

Discussion in 'Just starting...' started by mash3d, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. mash3d Member

    Hi, before anyone shoots me I'm not a pirate. I know casting is a touchy subject in the figure world so I just wanted to make it clear what I'm doing. I'm looking to cast parts and figures I have made myself using a NSP Chvants hard clay or Monster clay. I've posted on this forum before but mostly in the Digis section.
    If no one wants to answer I completely understand.

    Does anyone have any good recommendations for a good resin to use when casting parts?
    I'd like to find something that is easily sandable.
    Since I'm in the U.S. My main choices are products by Smooth-on or Silpak.
    I have used Smooth-Ons Smooth Cast 300 but it felt a bit to much like soft plastic to me and did not sand very cleanly.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Michael
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  2. Indy Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Glenmark 36xxx slow resin.
  3. mash3d Member

    Thanks for the answer.
    I also got some good suggestion from the prop makers on a role playing fandom forum.
  4. Wayneb PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    If you are in the U.S. the Smooth-On Co. offers just about anything you can think of regarding products for casting. They also offer hands on seminars that I have been to that I would highly recommend if you are serious. I think they also sell instructional video or dvd............Good luck.

    Wayne
  5. Fantomas Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Hello Michael,
    You should try this resin: http://hobbysilicone.com/
    I've tried a lot of different types of resin from many manufacturers and this one is simply the BEST.
    Regards,
    Alex

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