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Old 11-13-2004, 02:12 AM
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I have made an RTV mold for an 80" or so spitfire or P-40 fishtail exaust pipe. I really don't want to cast them up using epoxy as they are heavy(heavier). I know Dave ??? uses Alumalite casting resin, which is cream in color (like it has colloidial silica in it) and is a whole lot lighter than Epoxy. I plan to make scale exausts, throttle quadrants, gun sights, and dashboards for different size planes such as Bates, Ziroli, Smith, Vailley, etc. Can someone help me find a supplier or a source???
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Old 11-13-2004, 10:32 AM
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Go to Google and search for Alumalite Casting. Shows up a bunch.

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seach for SmoothOn. It is a resin and molding company supply. The items you can make with urethanes they have will cover you from rubber for tires to light weight casting resins and everything in between.

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Thank you Gentlemen for your input. I'll check these out. and I appreciate your assistance very much. I'll post results later.
Question for scalecraft? Did you split the mold for the prop after casting or ???
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The silicone mold has a slice about 3" long to ease removal of the part (blade). Not necessary if you can get air into it upon removal.

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