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GazB

AK Resin Texturizer

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Hi all.

 

Got a curiosity about this product by AK Interactive. https://ak-interactive.com/product/texturizer-acrylic-resin/

 

Could this be used to make small parts when poured into a mould? I sent an email to AK but they never responded.

 

I have green stuff, and could get milliput, but trying to work it into all the details of a mould and get it to come out looking well its very hit and miss.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Gaz

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I think it’s to make textured mud splatter on the side of AFV’s when mixed with pigment ?

I don’t think it would work to cast parts I’m afraid.

 

Dan 

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1 hour ago, Dads203 said:

I think it’s to make textured mud splatter on the side of AFV’s when mixed with pigment ?

I don’t think it would work to cast parts I’m afraid.

 

Dan 

Hmm

 

I wish there was a way to just pour something straight from a bottle with no mixing, no messy prep, nothing else and just straight into a mould. I have some hydrocal but I'd have to mix it all up and try to get the amount correct.

 

Although since is an acrylic resin, surely it would just work neat when poured into something? I can't imagine the pigments activate something that makes it harden.

 

Thanks for the reply, though, Dads :)

 

Gaz

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It may be a resin but a lot depends on how hard the cured product is. Similar products have been available for ages in the fine arts market but none of them IMHO has the right mechanical properties needed for a part to be glued onto a model.

Standard resin may be messy to prepare, but in the end it's hard to beat for this job. The only other option I can see without mixing is to use white metal but in this case there are other things to consider, particularly from a safety point of view. Mind, it can be done easily enough at home, I've done a lot of metal castings in the past with just a big spoon, a few plaster moulds and the kitchen fires. And of of course a lot of care...However I stopped using metal completely since I started using resin, the one I use now is also very easy to mix as the amount required is 50% in volume for each component, meaning that I can simply use two siringes to get the correct amount.

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12 hours ago, Giorgio N said:

It may be a resin but a lot depends on how hard the cured product is. Similar products have been available for ages in the fine arts market but none of them IMHO has the right mechanical properties needed for a part to be glued onto a model.

Standard resin may be messy to prepare, but in the end it's hard to beat for this job. The only other option I can see without mixing is to use white metal but in this case there are other things to consider, particularly from a safety point of view. Mind, it can be done easily enough at home, I've done a lot of metal castings in the past with just a big spoon, a few plaster moulds and the kitchen fires. And of of course a lot of care...However I stopped using metal completely since I started using resin, the one I use now is also very easy to mix as the amount required is 50% in volume for each component, meaning that I can simply use two siringes to get the correct amount.

Hmm

 

I actually contacted AK Interactive and they said their art department couldn't guarantee success because they hadn't designed it for casting. By and large I'd only be copying stuff like packs and things rather than anything structural. I'd use milliput and whatnot, but the failure rate is high for it. I was using blue stuff to make moulds and when I put the putty in, it would often misalign even if I moulding pegs into the blue stuff. Both milliput and green stuff would often fail to reach all the details, and at some point the moulding would slip or be squashed or something. Just never worked properly, unfortunately :(

 

Its why I think a liquid would be better for it.

 

Thanks for your input, though, Giorgio :)

 

Gaz

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