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Casting Materials

Discussion in 'Molding and Casting' started by joel potie, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. joel potie

    joel potie New Member

    Good day,

    Living in northern Canada, I figure I best learn casting and molding to lessen my dependence on shipping forms from the south. I am about to order some DVDs from McKenzies but so as to have a complete order and be able to start immediately, was hoping someone could give me an idea of what materials I should order along with the DVDs to practice some small mammal casting projects.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Get some personal education. Join your association and I would suggest you get a hold of John Sanzo .
    He’s a sculptor and mold maker and teaches how to do this.
    He’s a great guy with a ton of info better than any video out there.

  3. joel potie

    joel potie New Member

    That is great, thanks for the advice!
    Ill definitely look up John.
    I guess I was just looking for some suggestion of materials I could order from McKenzies to start practicing casting because I am a really isolated location and shipping takes not only a long time but also costs a fortune, so I am looking at minimizing the number of orders as much as possible, while I continue learning.
  4. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    You have companies in Canada that sell these products and it’ll be much cheaper for you to buy them there.
    Look into art companies that sell these products plus they can answer some questions.
    Or even look into smooth on products and dealers In Canada
  5. Hey Joel. BJB Enterprises does have a distributor in Canada. Contact Mary Flores at [email protected]
    We have all sorts of casting resins, silicones for molds, etc. TC-808 and TC-804 are of our newest products for this industry to meet the casting needs, including fish bodies, heads, fins, antlers, tusks... Or send me a pm with a question or two and I'll try and help ya.
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  6. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I would get the carcass casting DVD McKenzie sells by Joan Van Hoesen.