Thursday, August 17, 2017

Casting Tequila Worms (and a wizard) in resin......

To All,

My friend Mike Lung is mildly obsessed with a homegrown sci-fi/pulp western game he has been developing and he has been sculpting and modifying figures for the game. He asked me to see if I can make resin casts of the figures and gave me a few to try.

First, using wood glue, I glued the figures to a piece of Luan Panel cut so that it will fit into the vacuum chamber. I use a very thin layer of glue so that the figures hold, there is a "seal" around the base of the figure, but the glue doesn't seep out and "add" to the figure and the base.


The figures are spaced so that there is roughly a finger width between them. They can be closer but in my experience this will help with the integrity of the mold over time.

Next I use foamcore to make the box. I measured for height....

 ....and begin to score the foamcore. I only score the outside paper and attempt to keep the inner layer of paper intact.

Here is the foamcore around the figures forming the "box." Every time I want to make it smaller I just score and bend.

Using thin masking tape I seal and secure the bottom of the box. Then using the thicker tape I shore up and seal the box.

 This step can probably be skipped but I then wrap the box in painters tape. I do it because I wanted to give the box more structure in the vacuum chamber but if it is necessary I can't  say.

Here is the completed box, making the mold tonight.

  More to come.....



Monday, March 13, 2017

Have to Cancel my Cold Wars Games....

To All,

Sorry to disappoint but I'm unable to attend Cold Wars this year. I had a suspicion that I was not going to be able to be there on Saturday so I scheduled two games for Friday. Unfortunately I can’t make those either. They are:

F: 387 Gnome Wars: The Battle of West Point - Theme Friday, 2:00:00 PM, 4 hrs, 8 Players GM: James Stanton Sponsor: Brigade Games, Prize: Gnomes! Period: Other, Scale: 28mm, Rules: Gnome Wars Easter Sunday, seven days after the end of the Civil War, news of the surrender had not reached the Confederate or Union soldiers at West Point, GA. The Union forces want to cross the Chattahoochee River near Fort Tyler, an earthwork fort atop a hill in West Point, whose primary purpose is to provide a point to defend the vital railway bridge. A small group of Confederates intend to make a stand. No one under 12 without playing adult with parent/child teams encouraged! 

F: 388 Gnome Wars: The Battle of West Point - Theme Friday, 8:00:00 PM, 4 hrs, 8 Players GM: James Stanton Sponsor: Brigade Games, Prize: Gnomes! Period: Other, Scale: 28mm, Rules: Gnome Wars Easter Sunday, seven days after the end of the Civil War, news of the surrender had not reached the Confederate or Union soldiers at West Point, GA. The Union forces want to cross the Chattahoochee River near Fort Tyler, an earthwork fort atop a hill in West Point, whose primary purpose is to provide a point to defend the vital railway bridge. A small group of Confederates intend to make a stand. No one under 12 without playing adult with parent/child teams encouraged!

See you at Historicon!

Stanton