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 #23201  by oota goota
 Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:01 pm
badges2nz wrote: Hey oota, yes that's what I'll be up to, I have found a company in Wellington, trig instruments that sells the mold making rubber at a reasonable cost, then I'll cast the rifles out of my own special mix that I am in the development stage of.
Box molds will be the easiest option for me at the moment but it's trying to keep the amount of wasted space down so as not to go crazy on the casting rubber.
I like the method you have used for some of your rifle builds in the past, that's what I'm especially interested in when I do come for a visit to see how you have make the supports etc for them.
Cool! sounds good! Nice one with the 'special brew' they can take a bit more time to mix but you can get some really good results.

I agree you've got to be frugal on the silicone when you self-funding. A rule of thumb I use is roughly 10mm of rubber all the way around the edge of the master. Depending on how tall your boxes are you may want to go wider. Also the thinner the silicone gets the less resilience it has so it's definitely a balancing act if you want to run the mold more than a few times.
 #23202  by badges2nz
 Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:32 pm
I hope to make a few copies of this for those who are interested, if you like we can transfer this discussion over to my thread for the EL-16 so that I'm not hijacking your thread here
 #23205  by oota goota
 Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:02 am
badges2nz wrote:I hope to make a few copies of this for those who are interested, if you like we can transfer this discussion over to my thread for the EL-16 so that I'm not hijacking your thread here
yep sure that's a good idea. Mind you pretty much all of my threads derail at some point, mainly my own doing :)
 #24296  by oota goota
 Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:28 am
necrothread!

I have finally gotten back to this project after a long break. I've painted up the jetpack and kept it clean at this stage.

I've just got to make some adjustments to the helmet then I will have a third try and building it up stay tuned!
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 #24310  by oota goota
 Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:56 am
got the helmet in paint this afternoon finally some good weather. Detailling will have to wait till the weekend
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 #24354  by oota goota
 Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:58 am
couple more crappy workshop pics of the final helmet. This guy will see his debut at AKL Armageddon end of next week. Think I've got all the bits done :?

Anyway it's been a fun build glad to have finished it now I've got room for something else!
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