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JOSE MARIA
10-03-2002, 12:40 PM
Well , Iīm glad to announce that my experiments are little by little getting better. My first attempt to copy parts in resin was with a set of Golf GTI wheels, which didnīt come out well.But , my second one looks quite acceptable.I have copied the six main parts of the 4.0L V8 engine from the Toyota Celsior /Lexus LS400 (Tamiya), destined to motorize a pair of Soarer 4.0GT Limited and a `91 Crown Majesta C-Type.I gotta do another two copies , so I expect the molds to stand the job.
The molds are made out from silicon rubber and the resin itīs epoxy type I think.I want to try another kind to compare which is best.
Apart from this I have bought an special latex used by dentists that is super fine, although you gotta heat it and it could cause some troubles to the original parts to be copied when making the molds.

Well ,regards

COZMO6476
10-03-2002, 04:26 PM
cool... could you share some pictures of your work? i've been wanting to try some resin casting too some day. good luck and thanks for sharing your experience

JOSE MARIA
10-03-2002, 06:06 PM
Well , Cozmo Iīll try to make some pictures once my cousin lends me his webcam , because is the only thing with a macro and no need of developing that I can ask for.Iīll paint the parts first with primer or may be a thing layer of matt alluminium because they are difficult to see, being transparent green.

Itīs pretty cool this thing of copying in resin, although is madly expensive.As a technique I think every grown-up modeller should at least know it.
I have some "pharaonic" projects to copy engines , alloy wheels and the like.Itīs fantastic to have lots of models with the same engine/wheel need, because this way itīs worthwhile to make the copies instead of scratch.

Anyway Iīm saving money to buy myself a digital camera this autumn or may be christmas.

Jay!
10-03-2002, 06:10 PM
Yes, please keep us informed! :) I'm very interested in the details :D

(I have some RB26DETT copies to make... ;) )

JOSE MARIA
10-03-2002, 06:39 PM
I also have plans for the RB26DETT. I wanna make two strange variants of the R32 four doors.
One, itīs called the GTB4 and itīs just a GT-R with fender flares and all , and the other is the RB Autech , with a detuned RB26DETT and simpler in aspect. Iīll need two Aoshima R32 GTS-t Type-M
Apart from this , JAY , as you can imagine Iīll motorize my unmade R33 & R34 GT-R.Imagine them with the engine and all the right hoses and engine-bay stuff!!!


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Jay!
10-03-2002, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by JOSE MARIA
I also have plans for the RB26DETT. I wanna make two strange variants of the R32 four doors.
One, itīs called the GTB4 and itīs just a GT-R with fender flares and all , and the other is the RB Autech , with a detuned RB26DETT and simpler in aspect. Iīll need two Aoshima R32 GTS-t Type-M
Apart from this , JAY , as you can imagine Iīll motorize my unmade R33 & R34 GT-R.Imagine them with the engine and all the right hoses and engine-bay stuff!!!That whole "great minds think alike" thing is so true! :p

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