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Antler Project... Tribute To Double Trouble

Discussion in 'Molding and Casting' started by bluedog, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. How did you get the tape to stick? I remember this part not going so well for me...
  2. bluedog

    bluedog Member

    I had to wrap it all the way around. That way both ends of the tape are stuck to the cardboard paper. Then you have to tape inside cardboard to cardboard and outside cardboard to cardboard when you can’t go around the beam or point.

  3. darton

    darton Member

    What casting material did you use ? What cure time did it have ? Did you have any bleeders ? Was wondering if it is better to pour a little in first, spin mould around so all casting material covers every part of the mold then dump extra out. This way all seams will be tight or non existant. Then re-pour casting material and fill mold all of the way up. When you normally fill the cast up all the way, there is a considerable amount of pressure in the mold and the casting material likes to squeeze through the seams leaving a little bit of flashing that you have to cut off. Once you cut the flashing off and sand down , the staining that you do normally shows up a little darker in the area that was sanded down. Seam is slightly noticeable. How did your seams turn out Bluedog ?
  4. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Antler builds are very challenging. I've done a few, on some terribly irregular antlers. I use the Plasti-Paste sold by Reynolds for the mother mold. It's expensive, but a time saver for me. You did a great job!
  5. darton

    darton Member

    Wonder what type of casting material Klaus Lebrecht uses ?