I’ve uploading tonnes of videos to YouTube and over the years have received HUGE numbers of mail from people offering thanks, asking questions or looking for advice. It’s been a wonderful journey and its a part of this hobby I have really enjoyed.
One thing I have NOT done enough of is spend some time relaxing and writing up articles and ‘supporting material’ for things I cover in my videos.
I’ve always enjoyed writing, its something I feel relaxes me and slows my brain down. When you’ve usually got a hundred different thoughts, voices and ideas rolling around in your head, being able to slow them down at times is most welcome. I figure that when you are concentrating on wording something its very hard to think of something else.
So with all that aside, lets get on with this article!
I recently received some mail from a viewer asking me about Battlebunker.com, knightsofdice.com. A lot of my videos reference the old website when I used to have my gaming store, Battle Bunker. That site doesn’t operate anymore (I still have all the files from the forum) so any links I posted in video descriptions (or other places) no longer work.
He asked me if I had or was going to have any writes up “things I use, have, checklists etc”. So given I have some resin casting I need to get done, I’d thought it start a small ‘series’ on what I use for resin casting.
My resin casting area:
Its important to have a super level working space to pour your casts on. This bench (the black one) is not flat at this point and when pouring resin into gang molds it runs in a specific direction.
Some of the things I use for resin casting:
- Stirrers – you need something to mix the resin together, these are perfect
- ‘Stoner’ – this is a mold release spray, there are many types and brands
- Soft bristle paint brush – I use this to work the baby powder into the mold before casting
- Baby Powder / Talcum Powder – I always brush the powder in and tap it out of the mold sharply before pouring the resin, it helps in breaking the surface tension between the silicone and the resin
- Scales – I always weigh my pours, some people do it by ‘parts’ and by eye, but I weight mine.
- Mixing cups – I picked up a case of plastic takeaway containers from a local manufacturer, they work perfectly
- Resin – In this image (and in general) I use EasyCast from Barnes. You will NEED some kind of resin if you plan to do some resin casting!
- Ultra-sil – You can see the large tub of silicone up the back. I use Ultra-sil from Barnes, it has suited by purposes but there are some other silicones I want to try
Let’s go cast some bases I need for my Hell Dorado figures, I’ll be using my slate mold for all the factions so I’m going to need around 40 or so.