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Kropotkin30304 Mar 2012 7:55 a.m. PST

Hi All,

Mostly this week I have been casting tigers. I wanted to try my hand at a quadruped figure and I needed tigers for a HOTT Vendya army I am putting together. The legs were off-set so that they could be cast and I think they came out well. As before I made the master out of milliput and the mould out of RTV silicone rubber.

The other things I have cast are some goblins. Here the challenge was to make 3 rank and file figures that could fit into one mould. They are small 25mm figures measuring about 20mm foot to eye.

Hope you like them. comments and crits welcome.


Goose666 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member04 Mar 2012 8:50 a.m. PST

As someone who has only ever played with plaster of paris, as far as casting goes. They look perfectly fine to me.

How long did it take to make the master and to cast them?

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2012 8:56 a.m. PST

Good job!

Kropotkin30304 Mar 2012 9:56 a.m. PST

Thanks guys,

The rubber mould takes about a week to do both halves. I press the master into soft plasticene that goes into a former made out of lego. Then it is covered with liquid rubber. When that has dried after about 3 days I take the plasticene away and pour the other half of the mould. You have to brush a thin film of petroleum jelly on the first half of the mould or the two sides will stick together. You also have to remember to make lining up lugs so the mould goes together right. The completed mould is left for another 3 days before it is ready to separate.

The masters take a lot longer. Milliput can take a long time to set rock hard so I do a little bit on a wire armature and leave it to dry. then a little more and so on. I guess the tigers were easier than the goblins as there were 3 of them to work on.

I think I will be using proper greenstuff for the masters soon,as it seems to take more detail.

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2012 2:50 a.m. PST

looks fine for a first attempt
good luck with the rest

Kropotkin30305 Mar 2012 3:51 p.m. PST

Thanks Shaun………I'm currently working on rank and file dwarves……..Here is a pic of my finished bats.

This could get addictive.

religon Inactive Member06 Mar 2012 6:33 a.m. PST


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