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Post  The Emperor Waffle on Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:40 pm

Since local hobby stores do not carry my favorite rubber molding compound, I decided to just pick up one that they do carry. Anyone that wants to break into the hobby should basically stay away from anything that they carry. Their extra strength compound is far too weak for my liking and the 48 hour cure time is far too long. Not only that, the mixture still has not completely cured(I let it sit for around 55 hours) and the models stuck to the mold. Really tough to get out. For the pice, its horrible. You get around 10 or 12 oz for nearly 30 dollars while my favorite compound (http://www.smooth-on.com/Silicone-Rubber-an/c2_1113_1136/index.html?catdepth=1) is cheaper and far easier to use. Its a 1 for 1 mixture while the one I picked requires more measurements, not difficult, but on top of the rest of the issues, pisses me off all the more. I prefer the OOMOO 30 because of the cost, ease, and the detailing it can catch. All in all, if you want to start molding, either get this compound or go to http://www.amazon.com/Moldmaking-Casting-Pourable-Starter-Kit/dp/B000QCHVC2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1323484320&sr=8-2


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Post  Man-of-War on Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:21 pm

I seen a guy use blu stuff for the mold for green stuff.... His site is http://masteroftheforge.com/
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Post  EmeraldWolf on Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:15 pm

Brown stuff hardens up to the consistancy of plastic!
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Post  HereticWolf on Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:59 pm

man that guy does some really nice conversions
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Post  Man-of-War on Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:27 pm

Yup and from what I hear he's cheap too if you want him to make something from green stuff.
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Post  EmeraldWolf on Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:13 pm

Im pretty cheap too! I do sculpting and conversions!
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Post  Man-of-War on Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:35 pm

Ok you could probably make a little bit of extra money from someone on here doing those.
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Post  EmeraldWolf on Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:42 pm

I have offered it up but none have been interested so i have been doing some modeling work to ahow off my skills Smile
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Post  Man-of-War on Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:00 pm

So how much would you charge for making symbols for shoulderpads or rhino doors... Just curious
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Post  Despoiler on Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:35 am

Yes post some pics of your mad green stuff- ing skillz, I'd like to see maybe a terminator converted to grey knight (too cheap to buy the box) id even volunteer the lil guy for his psycho conditioning and what not.
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Post  EmeraldWolf on Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:48 am

Ill post som pics of a wolf pelt cloak i finished, today before work. As far as symbols and the like go it depends on the size and complexity of it, a rhino door sized dark angel symbol is a lot easier than a rhino door sized space wolf symbol
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Post  Man-of-War on Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:16 am

oh ok...
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Post  EmeraldWolf on Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:24 am

What did u have in mind?
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Post  Man-of-War on Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:28 am

Like a mechanical looking hand on a shoulderpad or a shark symbol on a shoulderpad. I know I sound confused at times on this site, but I'm just keeping my options open lol.
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Post  Man-of-War on Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:00 am

I seen some of your work before on the banners for your space wolves.. It looked awesome.
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