Can You Really Duplicate a Very Complex Object Using a Squish Mold?
In this molding and casting video, Robert Tolene attempts something very difficult. He tries to create a mold for an HO scale locomotive body…using a simple squish mold. The body is covered in windows and doors, there are lots of other details, lots of screw holes. It seems impossible.
In the end, he creates a serviceable mold. The casts will require some clean-up, but he’s overall pretty happy with what he achieved.
There are lots of tips in here for how to be successful at something like this. He uses clay to damn up holes in the object, relies on multiple pours, carefully creates gaskets, and he employs the dunkin’ chunkies technique when he runs out of molding rubber.
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