Volpin's Top Tip #3 - Forming Resin Parts Mid-Cure

When making certain armor parts or accessories, using a slower setting resin will allow you to manipulate the shape of a cast piece. This arm cuff was sculpted and molded flat, then removed while the resin was "set" (changed color and no longer tacky) but not fully cured to its final hardness.

By taking the flexible piece and wrapping it around a pipe to fully cure, a round arm cuff was able to be created from a very simple flat mold.

Keep in mind, thicker parts of resin will cure faster than thinner areas, so this trick might not apply to pieces with a lot of varying surface depth.

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Disclaimer: These top tips have been posted here without the expressed permission of Volpin (AKA Harrison Krix). If you would like to view more of Volpin’s work, his website is http://www.volpinprops.com and don’t forget to check out is Facebook Page to keep up to date with his ongoing projects. Harrison, if you’re reading this and you would like these removed, please get in touch.
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