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    Taught myself resin casting this weekend

    While it is rainy season here, my metal casting hobby is on hold so I taught myself how to cast in resin last weekend. For the most part they came out OK and I m happy with the results.

    I do have a question for the casting experts o the forum.

    I am using the resin type where a catalyst is used and the cast pieces are a bit tacky after they have sat for a few days. I read that this is norml for this type of resin?

    Is there a way to get rid of the tacky surface? A varnish or some sort of sealant?

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    Cheers

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    You need to clean the piece with acetone, after that the piece will lose its shine, so to return the shine it is necessary to use varnish. There are many types of varnish that can serve you, I suggest dealing with more than one so you know which one can serve you best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by octavio View Post
    You need to clean the piece with acetone, after that the piece will lose its shine, so to return the shine it is necessary to use varnish. There are many types of varnish that can serve you, I suggest dealing with more than one so you know which one can serve you best.
    Thanks. Will give that a try.

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    So my first real casts. Pieces are cast individually and then glued together. Although not articulated, I am still happy with the results.

    Slime Pit He Man
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    The three terrors He Man Style.
    Anti, Horde and Slime Pit
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    And of course Merman
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    Last edited by WalkerBoh; November 4, 2018 at 07:49am.

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    Very cool! They look great - especially the Slime Pit He-man. Some paint details, like eyes/brows and hair, would really make them stand out even more.
    After seeing the Men At Customs translucent figures a while back, I've wanted to get into injection molding and various forms of casting.

    Very inspiring to see this kind of work, so please keep posting more pics!

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