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…originally published as

Casting Metal Figures: A Beginner's Guide
to Making and Using Rubber Molds

by R. B. Windle

Copyright 1989


"Dow Corning" is a registered trademark of the Dow Corning Corporation.


In the beginning………….

A lot has happened since 1982 when I attended my first "make your own miniatures" seminar at Origins '82 in Baltimore, MD. I believe it was called "Rolling Your Own", and I can't remember who presented it, but he has my everlasting gratitude (if you read this, drop me a line!).

Most of the text and images are in their original form as the booklet has not been completely revised. Yet. It may never be officially (i.e. "finally") revised. This will be a "living" document. The basic casting techniques hold true, although some of the specific information (product names, prices) are out of date. My intention is to experiment with this document, and revise and update it as time and need permit. I definitely plan to add a section on casting with plastic resin.

The date this was first uploaded was _5/29/97 . As individual sections are updated, the date will appear after the section title.

Comments, criticism, and suggestions are always welcome. Submit them to:   jandrw@excite.com


Table of Contents

 

Introduction

 

Safety Precautions

 

The Model

 

RTV Silicone Rubber

 

The Two Part Mold

 

Silicone Sealant / Plaster-of-Paris Mold

 

Two Part RTV Silicone Mold

 

Casting Equipment and Metal

 

Casting

 

References and Product Sources (7-24-99)

(Windle Home Page)

e-mail