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    • October 14, 2017 1:12 AM EDT
    • [/quote]Korm Kormsen said:

      yeah, Matt, i understand. specially, because my layout is post civil war themed. and these cars are very post - post civil war. but...

       

      THEY'RE SO NICE![/quote]

       

      That's where the Stargate and Tardis come in. :)

       

       

    • October 13, 2017 6:17 PM EDT
    • yeah, Matt, i understand. specially, because my layout is post civil war themed. and these cars are very post - post civil war. but...

       

      THEY'RE SO NICE!

    • October 13, 2017 5:17 PM EDT
    • Matt Doti said:

      Nice finds,

      But be warned, as it is pretty easy to get carried away with diecast vehicles for the layout

       

      Don't worry, I see some shelf space there, you're ok.

    • October 13, 2017 3:55 PM EDT
    • Oh yea. I know......

    • October 13, 2017 3:00 PM EDT
    • Nice finds,

      But be warned, as it is pretty easy to get carried away with diecast vehicles for the layout

       

    • October 11, 2017 2:13 PM EDT
    • just after i read the thread about addiction, i got visited by my preferred peddler...

       

      this time i had to pay $14 for each.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      these two plastic"beauties" for the background were cheaper. 3 and 1 $.

       

    • September 30, 2017 5:40 PM EDT
    • Yeah, I have a bunch of those.  Men mostly in suits, women mostly in skirts, kids mostly barefoot, and all of them looking like they benefited from a an excellent diet/exercise program (or never ate food that involved corn syrup or fat). I intend to use them in crowd scenes.  But I have a *lot* of other figures.

       

       

       

       

    • July 18, 2017 10:09 AM EDT
    • Now I can see the photos, nice work Boomer.

    • July 18, 2017 10:02 AM EDT
    • Oh ummm yeah... I accidentally deleted the folder that had these pictures.

       

      There you go.

      I will try to get the website updated on vehicles in the next week or two.

    • July 18, 2017 9:58 AM EDT
    • I don't see any photos either.

    • July 18, 2017 9:51 AM EDT
    • Richard Mynderup said:

      Hmmm...I can't see the pictures...others seem to be able to.  I just get boxes with an x.  I've tried both Google and IE...any thoughts?

      Richard

      I don't even get boxes w/ red X

      I wonder if they were Photobucket stored? The bucket just disabled 3 party posting for free. Many folks removed all for a new site of their choosing. Leaving voids in old posts.

       

      I did see them when posted.

      John

    • July 18, 2017 9:44 AM EDT
    • Hmmm...I can't see the pictures...others seem to be able to.  I just get boxes with an x.  I've tried both Google and IE...any thoughts?

      Richard

    • June 28, 2017 5:53 PM EDT
    • thanks a lot! this pic of the casting preparation will help me.

       

    • June 28, 2017 11:36 AM EDT
    • Korm

      I don't think I did a build log on these figs because I have covered that process in detail a couple of times. Here is a pic of the setup for pouring the RTV mold.

       

      I am not very artistic so it takes me forever to make the masters on this stuff. I reuse a lot of what I have already done and just make changes for variety. This is really evident on the men's heads where the new hair and details are visible in yellow modeling epoxy on top of the original gray primed heads. The original body appears the same way. After making an initial cast I then used copies as the bases for the coverall and suit bodies. Once I had those I added folded arms to each body type for the passenger figures.

       

      One thing I found out right after making these was that the Hubley Ford model A pickup has a shorter distance from the seat back to the firewall than the other vehicles in the series. To make people fit in it I had to cut their feet off and sand down the arms. This fall I will be making a new set of bodies and arms that will  fit the pick-up better.

       

      I also have these guys for the Model T series in the works.

       

      It is all very labor intensive but none of the commercial casters makes figures like this in 1/20.3. The same reason I made passengers for my Accucraft coaches. Still need to redo the male figure so his hands are crossed in his lap.

       

      In the end it is a case of if I want it I will have to make it.

      Hope this gives you some ideas.

    • July 7, 2017 11:21 PM EDT
    • thanks, David.

      but i woun't have much time for this new discovering. they made me chief today.

       

      Rick, it IS very easy... those above were my very first tries.

      i will not try to file it with my jeweller's files. i'm afraid, they would get clogged. the green stays a little soft.

      but fine sanding paper should do. or i could use plumber's two part epoxy. that gets stone-hard.

       

      Andrew, i got the stuff from Amazon.

      what kind of things are you making with it?

    • July 7, 2017 7:58 PM EDT
    • The stuff works good. The detail can be good if you're careful with the molding. Here is the address I order from:  http://tinyurl.com/ybqf766o

    • July 7, 2017 7:18 PM EDT
    • Looks interesting Korm.

      Seems easy enough to use, maybe I could even master it

      Does the two part epoxy get hard enough to sand/file?

      Thanks for posting this

      Rick

    • July 7, 2017 6:36 PM EDT
    • It all looks good Korm. 

    • July 7, 2017 3:02 PM EDT
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      the rifles are 1.5 inch long.

      the single barrel is 1.5 mm thick.

       

    • July 7, 2017 2:40 PM EDT
    • to inaugurate my new, homebuilt worktable for toying around with resin and similar stuff,

       

       

       

      i decided, to try something that should be simple and new (to me)

       

      from the 28mm figures (1:64) modelers i read about things and aplications for materials called the "green stuff" and the "white stuff".

       

      the white stuff for the molds is something, that gets kneadable from heating in water (they say 170F), then dried and formed around some master. at getting cooler it gets stable, with some flexibility.

      to use it again for something else, it has to be heated again.

      the green stuff for the copies is just some kneadable two part epoxy, that gets nearly stiff after a time.

       

       

       

      i tried to copy a Preiser bread in 1:24, a head, i printed in 1:29, two printed rifles in 1:32 and a little dog from a Kinder egg.

      (as i write this, the dog and one rifle are still in the forms)

      for mold release i used some vaseline-aloe vera paste, that i had standing around.

       

       

       

      looking sharp, it is visible, that the copies tend to become a little bit bigger, than the originals.

      first evaluation.

      i think, i need bigger pieces for the molds, maybe with boxes around.

      on one sided copies (like that rifle) i have to scrape away more green material, that they do not become too thick.

      and... smearing the mold-release in with the finger, instead of a fine brush, makes for missing parts in the copy (missing nose in head)