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Casting Space Marine Back Packs

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:02 pm
by deFl0
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Casting these back packs but need a good method... You either do them through the bottom and create air holes off the beaks or through the top and need to deal with the groove be tween the eagle head and the back pack middle top
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Or you cut the eagles off and cast them individually, or you cut across the middle of the back pack do both eagles at once.

Or down the middle and glue them together...

None of them seem easy.

Any thoughts?

Re: Casting Space Marine Back Packs

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:57 pm
by Amazonwarlord

Re: Casting Space Marine Back Packs

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:08 am
by slann
That method would work , I know this cause I have used that method . Just make like t molds so you can do a bunch at a time . It works with things that are kinda flat like a back pack or holstered pistol . It is not a good method for like legs or heads .

Re: Casting Space Marine Back Packs

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:45 pm
by deFl0
Yes. But I'm talking about banging out like 60 of these guys. Push mold are great for custom bits for special models but for army wide bits it's way to time consuming.

I'll screw around with a couple methods and see where i end up.

Re: Casting Space Marine Back Packs

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:29 pm
by Guy In Suit
Pete, with the amount of casting you do, I'm surprised you haven't bit the bullet and bought a vacuum chamber :lol:

Re: Casting Space Marine Back Packs

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:30 pm
by OtherGary
Even though it'll add extra work for you, I would think just casting the eagle heads alone and then grafting them onto regular SM backpacks (minus the globe exhausts) would be easiest. That way you needn't worry about the four smaller exhausts or other details being fully filled during the mass casting, it would also allow you to vary up the variety of designs of your backpacks too.