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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Buch, you are most welcome. I hope it helps.

You bring a lot to this board. And when someone shares their efforts, both the successes and the "not quite's" we all learn something.

Cheers!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys Very Happy

All good things to those who... practice...?!.... or whatever...

Good news! With the absolute last of the old silicone I was able to do this very thin partial mold... It proves that it can be done... And more important, it shows that I can do it.... Optimism returned Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I simply painted the silicone on with a brush in a very thin layer... Gave it time for the bubbles to rise to the surface, then poured in the rest very slowly.... This is the method I'll use when the new silicone arrives...



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's about time I kid of course...good job! Eager to see the badge.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the hard work is paying off Anders, very cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More good news! I got the new silicone from Germany, and results are good so far...

This is the product:

http://www.siliconesandmore.de/de/hoge-temperatuur-set.html

I made an impromptu vacuum chamber using a tupperware box and a vacuum cleaner... Didn't really think it would work, but it actually did... Bubbles came to the surface right away!

I let the casting cure on a reptile heat mat for 48 hours before demoulting....



Result is even better than before....



Even though it has a bit of tear near the bottom I'm going ahead with this mould and will try to do the pewter casting... I can always do a recasting if I'm not happy with it Very Happy

The mould needs to be baked for 2-3 hours at 150 degrees C first....
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad things are working better - Good luck!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy, happy joy Anders Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First pewter casting done! Result is better than expected Very Happy

The casing funnel got casted into the badge, well, rookie mistake... But only one little detail is missing in this first take (lower left part)... So I'm optimistic!

The german silicone is really a great product!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful Anders! Looking forward for a badge without a funnel
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got some new and outstanding pewter from Germany, a really good quality... and I'm now able to do semi ok pewter castings...



But... sometimes you just reach a point in the process where you realize that things will never turn out the way you want them to... so I'm totally rebooting this project, I want something less bulky, something more elegant...

Well... back to the drawing board, I'm going to make a new mock up Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eager to see your new design Anders
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Eager to see your new design Anders


Me too Very Happy Very Happy

Ok, guys, I need your opinion on HOW the "flames" on the original badge were done...



Lukafilm used (IIRC) epoxy glue mixed with powder to a paste, then drew the them with a piping bag...

I used epoxy putty and molded tiny strings which were applied...

But the outer edges of the flames on the original badge are sharp....

Could they have been made using a negative mold where the flares were pressed into the backing?!?

Any ideas???
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had to stop over here after seeing your awesome display over at the RPF. Loving the work on the badge so far. Do you have any plans for doing a run once your happy with the product?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mechanized2400 wrote:
Had to stop over here after seeing your awesome display over at the RPF. Loving the work on the badge so far. Do you have any plans for doing a run once your happy with the product?


Hi! Thanks Very Happy

When I get a satisfying result, the answer is.... yes, but probably a small run Very Happy I have started over, and trying new methods and designs. I got the "right" shape and dimensions on the badge, and is now experimenting with the text... Also think I might have found a way to make the "flames"....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! Sounds great, I'll keep my eyes open for that post. The badge looks really good thus far
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buch wrote:


When I get a satisfying result, the answer is.... yes, but probably a small run Very Happy I have started over, and trying new methods and designs. I got the "right" shape and dimensions on the badge, and is now experimenting with the text... Also think I might have found a way to make the "flames"....


This makes me happy Buch!!! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a few shots of the new mockup... Still a WIP... It's sleeker, shape and size is more accurate... I'm waiting for the bezels to arrive before I can start working on the flames....




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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Anders
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*whistles* looking really nice!
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