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IJN Egg-Kagi Aircraft Carrier Vignette 02 Dec 2017 15:26 #13

My 2-part molds always seem to end in disaster. With this in mind, Smilin' Darren Roberts, founder of Fox Two airplane model parts inspired me to make more complex, deeper, 1 part molds and allow for a little flash.

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First! The Egg-Dolphin Family!!
I make a jig, mount the Master, and pour the RTV lovingly into the mold Box. Extracting the Masters can be a challenge, but making small cuts with a new knife blade allows the air to escape when casting, and Yippee! Egg-Dolphins. I did the 1/350 Porker the same way.

Old Onkel Swordfisch will be included in this set. He served in WWII with the Kriegsmarine U-Boat arm. He's always in a good mood!
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IJN Egg-Kagi Aircraft Carrier Vignette 02 Dec 2017 15:29 #14

Too cool! Hand me the flipper. :bgrin
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IJN Egg-Kagi Aircraft Carrier Vignette 02 Dec 2017 15:36 #15

It might be a Fluke!
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IJN Egg-Kagi Aircraft Carrier Vignette 02 Dec 2017 15:39 #16

Naw, you did it on porpoise. :coolio :rotf
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IJN Egg-Kagi Aircraft Carrier Vignette 02 Dec 2017 15:44 #17

Iron Mike wrote:
Naw, you did it on porpoise. :coolio :rotf

Alrighty . This starting to get fishy . :rotf

Cheers, Christian B)

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IJN Egg-Kagi Aircraft Carrier Vignette 07 Dec 2017 20:25 #18

Egg-Dolphin report;
Mommy Dolphin's casting was a flop, her tic-tac dissolved a bit, :idonno and lost it's shape and she was completely disassembled removing her from the mold. Daddy Dolphin's tail didn't cast at all. Onkel Swordfisch cast only his nose, tail and bead body from the dorsal back. (A Conversion set perhaps?!) Baby dolphin cast ok, but I snapped of his nose freeing him from the mold.

I never did hope you Men thought me an expert. As if all my molds & castings were pristine and trouble free.
Every once in a while, a project reminds me to re-think my processes. (Simpler molds work best) Like this one! HA! :stinker
Next up, smaller, less ambitious molds. :rotf
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IJN Egg-Kagi Aircraft Carrier Vignette 15 Dec 2017 17:02 #19

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I am just not willing to give up on the Egg-Dolphin family molding/Castings yet. :bangs head
The first effort was a DISASTER! :sick:
SOOooooo........... Today I poured 2 new, less crowded, molds with a brand new Momma Dolphin master. The Lego boxes are lined with plastic to minimize leakage and inhibit the formation of bubbles/voids.
We try again!

One day I may actually get to Egg-kagi and Her wave base. No Bathtub yet! :rotf

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IJN Egg-Kagi Aircraft Carrier Vignette 15 Dec 2017 18:55 #20

:drinks
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IJN Egg-Kagi Aircraft Carrier Vignette 15 Dec 2017 20:44 #21

:thumbsup
I told you photobucket sucks...



"If you don't like it why don't you just let it be"
Hank Williams Jr.
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IJN Egg-Kagi Aircraft Carrier Vignette 16 Dec 2017 23:33 #22

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Egg-Dolphin family mold 2.0. I haven't had courage enough cast them yet.
I don't think the plastic mold box liners will be used regularly. Pac-Man ghost molds? :bangs head
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IJN Egg-Kagi Aircraft Carrier Vignette 17 Dec 2017 08:12 #23

Man,those are FUGLY! Be brave,pour 'em. :coolio
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IJN Egg-Kagi Aircraft Carrier Vignette 19 Dec 2017 21:50 #24

I bucked up. Mixed the resin.

Poured the molds.

Massaged all the bubbles out while topping off the molds.

Tooled out bubbles I couldn't see.

60 PSI for 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Removed the castings before they cured all the way and got brittle.

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Then the lil' Bastiges swam right past a nuclear power plant melt-down and mutated into these!
Too Fugly! just like the molds.
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