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08-04-2003, 09:27
I am thinking about dabbling into casting some heads. There was a pretty informative thread before we migrated from ezboard about the alumalite casting process. It was a step by step process and the poster used 1/6 figure as narrator. Did anyone happen to save the instructions somewhere? Any help would be appreciated. Even if you can remember who the original instructor was it would help, maybe he can be asked to repost the instructions. Please :D?

08-04-2003, 10:52
Hey Pretty Lady :banana

if you want I'll help you out in a step by step process that I use

08-04-2003, 11:12
Cool, looks like a nice tutorial... might have to give it a whirl.


The Corner Arsenal
08-04-2003, 11:15
Try looking at Alumilite's website. They too have step by step instructions.

Alumilite (http://www.alumilite.com/howto.cfm?ID=7)

08-04-2003, 11:24
Kewl thanks for the link, that will work just fine. I guess I could have found that on my own by using Google :knock. Johnny you handsome Marine you! Would be able to give me a shopping list just to start with? I know I'll need the alumilite, but what else after that? Thanks!

Series 800
08-04-2003, 12:45
:cue music: "Love is in the air!" :)

Super Six One
08-04-2003, 16:00
I bookmarked this site ages ago - I'm not sure if its exactly what your looking for, but it might help.


08-04-2003, 19:28
Mr Canoehead alos did a great thread on casting. If someone can dig it up it would be great!


08-04-2003, 21:54
well My Lady :grinroll

I use plastic cups (the Party kind)
plastic spoons (picnic kind)
lots of newspaper incase you spill something

I use Smooth-on you can get a sample kit for 25.00 of the 00m00 300 stuff
I made my own neck plug for a 2 part mold
once I have the head ready to mold I like to brush on the mix into the eye's and ears to eliminate bubbles in those tight area's
then glue the neck rim down and pour away

if you need help just ask :smoking

08-04-2003, 22:18
Hey Lady,
When I first started toying with casting I referred to the aforementioned sites as well as RedRancher's. He broke it down quite simply so I thought it would be perfect for launching your casting career. Have fun :)

08-04-2003, 23:02
Found this at Onesixthcustom at ezboard. Probably answer your questions.


08-04-2003, 23:49
Thanks Skip, I think the thread with Olaf was the one I remembered, all the info is good. Oh gosh what have I gotten myself into???? :wideyes

Okay is there any one out that has tried this and wants to warn me to turn back now?

08-05-2003, 00:17
One last Q, will this kit (http://www.goodstufftogo.net/assets/images/Alumilite/MiniKit.JPG) be enough to get me started?

08-05-2003, 04:49
Milady, how much is that kit and what's in it? I did my share of casting so if you can give me the amount and content I can probably give you an accurate estimate.


08-05-2003, 09:30
The kit is available at GS2G and this is the caption with the pic

This kit contains all of the items needed to create molds and to cast parts. This kit contains: 8 ounce kit of Alumilite regular casting resin, 113 grams of Alumilite's quick set mold making rubber, synthetic modeling clay, 1 ounce measuring cups, wooden stiring sticks, and Alumilite's How To Manual.

Price: $30.00

08-05-2003, 14:25
I've been using products from Smooth-On:
www.smooth-on.com (http://)

08-05-2003, 17:31
hey F-106 Lady,

i'm no expert, and others here know more than I, but i think that Alumilite stuff is a 1:10 ratio mixture. it may be easier to use a 1:1 mixture for your mold and casting projects.

i know "smooth on" makes 1:1 mixture stuff.:)

08-05-2003, 17:34
So what kind of stores would carry the smooth-on? Hobby Lobby?

08-05-2003, 18:48
I don't know why the link I posted isn't working cause I can go to my bookmark and get in fine.
F106 lady, they have a list of distributors on the website, but I've been ordering online.
I've been using their Evergreen-40 liquid rubber for the molds and Smooth-Cast 305 liquid plastic for making the parts. Next time I think I'll use 310 cause I've been getting too many bubbles (I've no pressure pot to get them out). I found that the greater the hardness on the liquid rubber the better results I got on the molds so I figure the same should apply for pouring the parts. Don't forget the Universal Spray Release in aerosole can. Both items are 1:1 mix. I also found that I was using the wrong tool to mix them with. I was using whatever was handy (a small round stick) and realized I wasn't getting them mixed thoroughly so I started using popsicle sticks.

here's a site I went to to get help on casting:
http://home.att.net/~ops32joe/tpresin2.html (http://)

let's try the Smooth-On site again:
http://www.smooth-on.com/ (http://)

AAARRRGGGHHH!!! When I edit this I can preview and go right to both sites, but when I try from the post they don't work!!!

08-05-2003, 18:56
Originally posted by F106lady
So what kind of stores would carry the smooth-on? Hobby Lobby?

these folks sell it:



08-05-2003, 19:05

113 grams of mold making rubber will not be enough for a head mold. For most of the head that I cast takes about 250 to 300 grams of silicon (per head). Besides, this is not silicon but mold making rubber. Gram per gram, silicon is far more expenisve than this price.

This is what I've expericed. I hope this helps.

Oh yeah btw, Aluminite resin is high viscosity in my opinion, which means it's thicker type of resin. I recommand you to use low viscosity resin so I flows into facial detail better.