I bought some mold making material as well as some pourable two part resin from the local Michaels arts and crafts store. The stuff is manufactured by Alumilite.
|Alumilite "Amazing" line of casting materials.|
|My bases glued to plasticard.|
|These legos are literally 30 years old. I got them from my parent's house.|
|A perfect fit!|
When I was finally satisfied that the mold material had cured, I pulled apart the Legos and pulled out my new molds. Success!
Now to mix the resin and pour...
|Looks like clear jelly.|
The instructions said to let these sit about 20 minutes before demolding. I waited 3 hours. Mainly because I was binge watching Zombie flicks on Netflix. Yup. I'm exciting.
When I did pull them out, I was met with...
All in all, I'm very happy with my results. The starter kit I bought didn't really have all that much mold making material in it. I'm going to have to consider what to do next. Honestly, bases are pretty easy to make by hand unless you're doing a huge army. They are fantastic "test case" casts though. I've seem lots of people start with complicated models. Seriously... start with a base. If you can do this right, everything else is doable even if it's a little more complex.