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    Post  salmon on Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:59 am

    David,
    What is the mirror wax used for in that photo of the aft section being molded?
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    Post  merriman on Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:19 pm

    salmon wrote:David,
    What is the mirror wax used for in that photo of the aft section being molded?
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    Typically I use the Buna wax as one-half of a two-part GRP part-release (wax-PVA) system when employing hard-shell type tools.

    In this particular case I'm casting RTV silicon rubber tools that feature porous foam blocks -- they reduce the volume of the flask to limit the amount of expensive tool making rubber. The wax is used to fill the surface of these rough surfaced displacing blocks in order to ease removal of the RTV tool once it's changed state from liquid to solid.


    As silicon rubber will not stick to anything but silicon rubber -- meaning I don't bother with a mold-release when casting a tool -- you still have to reduce the 'tooth' of anything you want to later part from the hardened rubber.

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    Post  salmon on Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:52 pm

    Thank you for explaining that to me

    David, when you cast a metal shaft or rod in a piece, what do you do to the metal rod to keep it from sticking to the hardened resin?


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    Post  merriman on Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:35 am

    salmon wrote:Thank you for explaining that to me

    David, when you cast a metal shaft or rod in a piece, what do you do to the metal rod to keep it from sticking to the hardened resin?


    No part-release is required for mandrels/inserts used to produce a bore in cast resin parts.





    However a mandrel used in metal casting must first be coated with silicon grease to make it an easy task of removing the mandrel from the frozen part.







    Sometimes I'll used a preformed RTV silicon rubber mandrel, such as here:





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    Re: building a 1/96 THRESHER r/c submarine

    Post  timgarrod on Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:01 pm

    Hi Merriman,

    great build log. learning alot from this.
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    timgarrod wrote:Hi Merriman,

    great build log. learning alot from this.
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    What I've presented so far in this thread (pictures with no text) is a teaser. By the end of the year I hope to have finished a proper construction article, chronicling the work from concept, masters, tools, parts, to completed model.

    However, any questions put forward here will be answered to the best of my ability (which is considerable!).

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    Re: building a 1/96 THRESHER r/c submarine

    Post  david f on Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:03 am

    That is beautiful work! Thanks for posting.

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    david f wrote:That is beautiful work! Thanks for posting.

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    Thank you, sir.

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    Once robot (CAD, CNC, 3D, etc.) produced models become accepted by all, the chain of knowledge-pass-down will be broken. And another Craft will be lost to the world -- the only remaining reminders of hand produced models in the form of the yellowing pages of ancient model magazine articles.

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