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Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Nov 2008 8:54 p.m. PST

Please disregard the previous post I made about this subject…

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They are still carrying it. I only had to show TWO of the people who worked there and said that "they didn't carry it anymore" where it was.


I think I will be ordering directly from the company now instead….

Ambush Alley Games Inactive Member15 Nov 2008 9:18 p.m. PST

Heh! That's great news!

I bought a load of it today because the Hobby Lobby folks weren't sure if they were still carrying it or not.

combat wombat Inactive Member15 Nov 2008 9:18 p.m. PST

Give vagabond casting resin a try. You will love it

JRacel Inactive Member15 Nov 2008 10:53 p.m. PST

What mold compound are you guys using? I picked up some Smooth-On and Alumilite mold making silicone, but curious what you have found that works well. I want to do some walls, sandbag positions, tire walls etc, and wondered what might work the best for the molds. I am not sure yet if I will use resin or dental plaster for casting. I have about 50 pounds of dental plaster sitting here, so may start with that. Any suggestions are appreciated.



Top Gun Ace Inactive Member15 Nov 2008 11:53 p.m. PST

Hey Jeff,

Where is a good source for dental plaster?



JRacel Inactive Member16 Nov 2008 12:11 a.m. PST

"Hey Jeff,

Where is a good source for dental plaster?"

Rob, it's been a fair number of years since I bought the plaster to use with Hist Arts Molds. The link below is to the Hist page on plaster with a number of sources listed. Sorry I can not point you in a better direction, it's just been far too long ago. What I have here is the Excalibur in Dark Gray that I was using to cast stone walls. the color makes it better for stone since a chip would not be as noticeable. It's good stuff to work with depending on the level of detail you need and the thickness of the piece. Resin is far better for anything very thin, but for thicker parts, like walls and such, the dental plaster is far stronger than Plaster or hydrostone. Best of luck.



cloudcaptain16 Nov 2008 12:11 a.m. PST

A year or so ago when I got mine:

had the best price on a 50 lb bag of grey Excalibur dental plaster. I was very pleased with the company and the product.

nvdoyle16 Nov 2008 7:32 a.m. PST

The Lincoln Dental site is showing a certificate error – not sure how much that matter, but FYI.

Aside from that, their product listing isn't entirely clear for the non-dentally-trained. grin

cloudcaptain16 Nov 2008 9:56 a.m. PST

Just call them and ask for a 50 lb bag of excalibur grey dental plaster. I can't remember exactly how much it was with shipping…but it beat all the other prices I had seen.

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