27 April 2012

Mould Making: Blu Stuff

Hi all

The other day I ordered some Blu Stuff off the internet. For those of you not aware of what that is, its a two part putty that is used for making moulds. You can see it in use a few times on this site http://masteroftheforge.com/, as well as the newer liquid version. I've wanted to get some for a while and try making a few things and then making a mould to allow me to make copies.

For my first attempt at using Blu Stuff I've chosen to make a mould of a Space Wolf icon off the old accessory sprue. I only have a couple of them left so been able to make more would be very useful.


This is the piece I'm going to make a mould of.




Here I have made up a mix of the blu stuff and pressed it onto the piece I want to mould


Here is the piece and its mould once the blu stuff had cured. It looked to be a pretty good mould of the part with no major faults visible.


I then mixed up some green stuff and pressed this in to the mould making sure to remove as much of the excess green stuff as possible. This would have worked better if I had used a mix with more yellow in it rather than a 50/50 yellow blue mix.


And here we have the copied piece and the original. The copied version is very good. it has a slight line done the center, not sure where that cam from, and one of the tips of the crossed bones just seems to be missing a small piece. This is probably due to not enough green stuff been pressed in to that area.

Overall I am very happy with how this first test of the blu stuff has turned out. Next I want to try and sculpt a shoulder pad icon and make a mould of it to allow me to place it across my army.

Well that's it for this post. As always thanks for taking the time to have a look and please feel free to leave any comments, be they good or bad or somewhere in between.

Blackmane

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