Let the whole situation cure for a few hours, the mold
is hard. I always KEEP the mixture cup with leftover mixed silicone while
the mold is curing. I use it as a reference to see how hard the silicone has
become. Doing so, I don't have to disturb the mold to find out.
Getting the mold out of the container can be a problem. Lego containers or
disposable cups can be useful. When I want to save the container (like this
one), I use the same screwdriver/crowbar tool I described in part 2. That is
why I stick the original to a piece of styrene and not to the container
bottom. The styrene makes it easier to remove the mold, and it does not
damage the container when removing.
Et viola : the result is a mold with four ammo boxes. This is about the
easiest shape you can possibly make with a mold. Bent pieces are a lot more
complicated to get out of the mold. Start experimenting with easy pieces,
and you'll learn from experience how you have to make certain molds to make
it easier to yourself. You'll start messing with pouring canals and air
canals and... but that's a story I'll tell you later.
I'm not the world's greatest expert on this subject, these are just my 2
If you want to experiment, you can always PM me if you have questions, or
post them below. I really hope you dare to give this a try. Casting resin is
scratch-building at its best!
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