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Moldshop R/x w Rabbit

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Moldshop R/x w Rabbit
Posted by rabbiteatsnake on Sunday, December 31, 2006 7:12 PM


Serving two masters: For awhile I've been scratchbuilding a 1/16th king tiger, well tooling bucks anyway. Sometimes a one off buck is such a trial, the last thing you want is to scratch a few more.  Ever look at those radial cooling stacks on a tigers rr deck?. They don't look like much but they have 11 spokes set at 32.5 deg's, halved by a circular rein ring, dude I only got a protractor to do all that crazy spokin wit. Ah but all is not lost, ya see itill be a snap.

Master wants it snappy: A snap is a makeup F/X term for a quick and dirty negative, used once or twice then chucked.  In my case I mixed RTV with cab-o-sil a thixatropic (yeah it's a real word.)agent made from glass, so wear a mask.  Well sir ya just pack the glop on there wait and viola, you can cast a little clone of that rascally bit, that moments before had you bighting you're nails down to the 2nd metacarpal.  Use a good epoxy resin for the copy, it does'nt shrink nearly as much as the urathane.    COMING SOON, mold release & parting agents, what's all the hubbub.

The devil is in the details...and somtimes he's in my sock drawer. On the bench. Airfix 1/24 bf109E scratch conv to 109 G14AS MPC1/24 ju87B conv to 87G Rev 1/48 B17G toF Trump 1/32 f4u-1D and staying a1D Scratch 1/16 TigerII.

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