Molds for plaster creations

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Art Gallery of Mayor Samwise Molds for plaster creations

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  • #742
    sevlag
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    Hello everybody,
    This forum is now dedicated, among other things, to share our discoveries of materials, equipment and other ideas to help us realize our projects, let me show you what we achieve with my husband, with resin molds Hirst Arts. these pieces are very detailed and really bein made.
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/678_moules.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/678_moules.jpg[/imgz]
    In these molds, we cast resin-plaster that provides us some parts to assemble, . The advantage’s that now we have the molds, we can reproduce these constructions. Of more, as is an assembly of parts, it’s very easy, an fun, to customize these achievements

    First one, is The ruins :

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/678_img_0354-1.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/678_img_0354-1.jpg[/imgz]

    The second is a tomb, that I will use for the tomb of Aragorn :

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/678_img_0384-1.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/678_img_0384-1.jpg[/imgz]

    #26608
    sevlag
    Participant

    Hello everybody,
    This forum is now dedicated, among other things, to share our discoveries of materials, equipment and other ideas to help us realize our projects, let me show you what we achieve with my husband, with resin molds Hirst Arts. these pieces are very detailed and really bein made.
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/678_moules.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/678_moules.jpg[/imgz]
    In these molds, we cast resin-plaster that provides us some parts to assemble, . The advantage’s that now we have the molds, we can reproduce these constructions. Of more, as is an assembly of parts, it’s very easy, an fun, to customize these achievements

    First one, is The ruins :

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/678_img_0354-1.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/678_img_0354-1.jpg[/imgz]

    The second is a tomb, that I will use for the tomb of Aragorn :

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/678_img_0384-1.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/678_img_0384-1.jpg[/imgz]

    #26609
    Milo
    Participant

    Magnificent !
    Where di you buy this stuff ?

    #26611
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    well I’m also interested! where do these moulds come from and what resin do you use that would be very interesting!!

    #26612
    sevlag
    Participant

    There come from USA, The website :
    http://www.hirstarts.com/index.html
    It’s little expensive, but very pleasant.
    For plaster, I take it in Cultura : http://www.cultura.com/loisirs-créatifs/modelage/moulage/platre-resine-gedeo-1kg,2865653.prd. This is great because it is with resin , so it’s stronger and finer. We came to drop some pieces and they don’t break.
    If you like these models, rather than buy new molds, I can perhaps made them for you (send me a PM). Of course, on the site you will find many more models, which can also be complete themselves. There’s even a mold for producing the inside of a tavern ;)

    #26613
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    those moulds are quite interesting indeed !! a bit expensive as you mention, maybe you could tell us what molds you do have already?

    #26615
    ddaines
    Participant

    Sometimes it is worth seeing if they have distributors in your own part of the world, I recall that there was a UK distributor, but that was some time ago.

    The ‘Tomb of Aragorn’ structure looks perfect for what you are going to use it for Mistress Sevlag (you should enter it in the painting competition as it doesn’t seem to have been judged yet ;):lol:).

    #26616
    sevlag
    Participant

    David you’re right, but before ordering to the U.S. I search for a dealer in France and also on Ebay, but I have not found it. So We ordered 3 molds Gildor : the 2 that I have presented, and a third The prison tower (We thought with the pieces included in these mold it was possible to achieve and / or complete differents scenes )
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/678_pris001.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/678_pris001.jpg[/imgz]
    Fortunately, the exchange rate between the dollar and the euro is in our favor ;)

    #26620
    sevlag
    Participant

    My husband has already finished his decor :/
    But it gives an idea of what can be achieved with these molds :
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/678_img_0408_2.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/678_img_0408_2.jpg[/imgz] [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/678_img_0413_2.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/678_img_0413_2.jpg[/imgz]
    In my case, I have not yet begun and it will not be finished immediately (I just finished the white board, whose photos are on the gallery ;))
    DON’T BE HASTY ;):P😆

    #26622
    Thingol
    Participant

    Very interesting decor and molds… indeed but I have not seen on their site is it possible to buy finished decor or you should all do it by yourself…. ?

    #26623
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    that’s absolutly wonderful to look upon!
    I don’t know if I wouldbe able to build it so well myself!

    @Thingol
    : I don’t think you can buy finished decor … only moulds… well Lego for adults ;)

    #26625
    sevlag
    Participant

    Exactly Gentlemen, this is a real lego for adults. I don’t find complete version (except one on our French website sales “le bon coin”, which is sold 275€ :/).
    It’s obligatory to take a little time to get all the parts, but it’s not complicated, just be meticulous. You just need to follow the assembly instructions and the advice and everything is fine.
    In addition, this is really what I liked about this principle: build it myself. It takes one day, see 1.5 days, no more and what pleasure :D😛
    Then, the molds can be re-used for other constructions. For example, in mine, there are flagstones that can be used at any time :
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/678_img_0287.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/678_img_0287.jpg[/imgz]

    #26626
    Thingol
    Participant

    I will definitely consider of buying one of those decor :)

    #26630
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    It is indeed very interesting and I will too consider bying some but could you tell us a bit about the lifetime of those moulds?

    #26631
    sevlag
    Participant

    About the mold: they’re in silicone, they arrive with talc inside to protect them and when no longer used molds must put the talc and store them flat. I suppose their lifetime is unlimited . Simply store well
    Plaster, I put above, is very good because it’s thin, durable and dries in less than 30 minutes.
    But what we discovered after ordering is it takes a lot of copies to make these sets: for the tomb, he must make 14 copies (but there are lots of leftovers, so I calculated the number of pieces I need really for casting 14 times only what I need) and for the ruins, it takes 16 copies. That’s why, on their website, they recommend having multiple molds, but like their high prices, I’d rather be patient and cast in the same mold (it takes more time that’s all)
    Like in our molds there are pieces, such as floor tiles or stones for walls, that can be used regularly, in the end, I think we can make the investment profitable

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