- Hi All,
I am Mickey Sadler in Dublin, Ohio. I am a retired computer tech and
just getting started in casting/mold making. My casting may be a bit
different. I am starting a part-time business in glassblowing. I would
like to make molds to cast glass and use when blowing glass. I will
probably use lost wax or foam to make molds I can cast aluminum in to
make the molds for hot glass.
My wife is a wedding cake designer and baker. I plan on making molds of
food-grade silicon rtv for her sugar paste work. One of her main
suppliers of these molds is going out of business so I hope to make
molds for her use. She has molds of lace, flowers, sea creatures, etc.
that she uses.
I plan on lurking for a bit as I go through the archives and hope to
learn a lot here.
Mickey E. Sadler
- Hi Wes,
Sounds like an interesting venture. At one time I could draw or sketch action and cartoon figures rather well. Somewhere along the way I lost that talent, now my drawings resemble my 5year old grandsons...lol.
As for shrinking castings, there is a product called Hydrospan. They have two formulas, Hydrospan 100 and Hydrospan 400. I believe the 400 is or shrinking. It is produced by Industrial Polymers
Hope this helps a bit.
--- On Thu, 1/7/10, Wes <classicplastick@...> wrote:
From: Wes <classicplastick@...>
Subject: [casting] Re: Introduction
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2010, 4:12 PM
Hiya, derek, and everyone! I'm Wes, brand new myself, a hobbyist making homespun action figure stuff.
Since I can't seem to create a portrait sculpture that adheres to 1/6 scale I found the group while looking for info on shrinking castings as well as painting resin castings. I'm also interested in creating face masks in rubber or vinyl for action figures a la the 1960s superhero doll, Captain Action.
Looking forward to following the discussions here!
derekmar101 wrote: Hello mold makers, This looks like an interesting group!
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