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Old 11-07-2015, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: 1:350 TOS Light Cruiser

Fun with Rubber! (I could only picture Blappy shaking his head at these pics. "What is this guy doing?!!')

The epoxy dough experiment didn't work as planned to produce a clean shell casting for the bridge module but it did have a secondary use as a buck for a two-part mold. So, a inner silicone mold was made and a few test castings were produced. #2 came out perfect.

Molds ready for casting (the pair on the left is a Shangri-La lower secondary half trying out a new new two-part process as well)



Number Two success:



Inside



The primary hull halves from the 350 TOS E kit are readied for molding. I only need the central portion of the bottom half so this is why the mold-fence is mounted right on the kit part. These walls are sections of foam-core, scored from behind, folded and bent, hot-glued to the bench top or hull.



Rubber skim coat is poured on. When this sets, the mold will be backfilled with plaster to act as a support base once cured and then flipped over.



Tyco Base Ship Yard - busy on Sentinel:


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