any sculptors/molding/casting artist here?

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  1. Dew

    Dew TPF Noob!

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    i have a question about molding/casting something ... do u mold/cast with cement/clay ???
     
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    When I was a kid I used to cast figurines using plaster-of-paris (gypsum?) in rubber molds, things like ashtrays, ornaments etc.
    Plaster-of-paris is the same stuff they use as a cast for broken limbs.
    I suspect the environment the items are intended for would have a large bearing on what to use since plaster-of-paris wouldn't last long outdoors even if it was sealed somehow.
    For outdoor use or harsh environments you might even consider using an epoxy as a casting material because that would be resistant to just about anything but darned expensive for large items.
     
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    Dew,
    Not sure if it is too late to be usefull or not but I do quite a bit of casting work in resins, metal, plasters, plastics, etc....if you have specific questions let me know I'll try to answer best I can....
     

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