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Post by dv8v8 on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 2:29 pm

this is a resin body of a VH Valiant that I want to use in a dioarama, it will need some body damage, so far I have got a Plymouth duster chassis to fit and started on the body damage, first a piece of aluminium foil was rubbed over the panels I want to damage, this was then carefully removed and crumpled a bit then used as a mould resin was poured into the foil, when set I have a bent mudguard and door, these panels were then ground out of the resin body and the damaged ones adjusted to fit, I learned this from one of the blokes on this forum, thanks Shoey





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Post by allan on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 3:06 pm

popcorn this is going to make the mopar boys cry Laughing
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Post by hqmon on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 4:49 pm

Who cast the body?

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Post by dv8v8 on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 5:33 pm

I did
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Post by DeeCee on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 7:06 pm

I am looking forward to this one mate, and Allan, no problem, i will look at it as one that could be saved...
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Post by aussie muscle on Tue 09 Jun 2015, 7:48 pm

That's looking interesting already
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Post by hqmon on Wed 10 Jun 2015, 9:10 am

Looks a pretty good casting. Will be different when finished. Are you selling any?

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Post by dv8v8 on Wed 10 Jun 2015, 9:21 am

have tried to sell them didn't get any interest http://ozautobuilders.forum-motion.com/t2222-vh-valiant-coupe
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Post by allan on Wed 10 Jun 2015, 10:11 am

Jezz I missed seen that about the Valiant, can I get one please.
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Post by hqmon on Wed 10 Jun 2015, 10:32 am

I would be interested in one. Did you do the 4 door casting earlier? I have one of those. Can either pay via paypal if you send an invoice or I can pay via direct deposit of money order.
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Post by dv8v8 on Wed 10 Jun 2015, 3:03 pm

yup I did the 4 door and the charger, the coupe was the last one I did and while better than the other two is still a bit rough, lotsa pinholes on the outside. I can do paypal postage will b $15 or u can get these from scaleautomobilia he doesn't have them listed on his sight but send him a message he does have them
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Post by hqmon on Wed 10 Jun 2015, 4:17 pm

Can deal direct of you if you like. Just a suggestion .Have you tried dusting the inside of the mould with talcum powder? use a brush to give alight coating then tip the mould upside down and tap on a flat surface to remove the excess. This will at times break the surface tension between the rubber and the resin. Does help to reduce pinholes. Unless they are present in the rubber.

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Post by hqmon on Wed 10 Jun 2015, 4:19 pm

send me apaypal invoiuce, as you have purchased off me you possibly still have my email.

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Post by dv8v8 on Wed 10 Jun 2015, 4:31 pm

I do use the talcum powder, but the problem is in the moulds, they have small airbubbles just under the surface and when the resin heats up as its curing the trapped air expands and creates these holes, I am trying to set up a vacuum chamber so the next lot will be better
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Post by hqmon on Thu 11 Jun 2015, 9:20 am

Yes that is a problem. I usually put my rubber under vacuum before pouring into the mould. However the rtv that I have at present seems to cure too quick when put under vacuum. So only using it for small moulds.
Just paid the invoice you sent.
Will email you some info on how I set up my vacuum setup.

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Post by 70cudatj on Thu 11 Jun 2015, 10:28 am

Looks great DV8. Is all this body and parts something you've created? It's good to see some Aussie Mopars being made bigthumbsup

I use a 2Ltr paint pressure pot to make my molds and resin casts in. I hold them at 20-30PSI until they cure, that way the bubbles are reduced to virtually nothing and 99% eliminates them. I've tried a vacuum set up but it must have too much vacuum because all it did was froth the living daylights out of the silicone rubber and when using resin in there it not only sucks the air out but most of the resin out of the mold too. There's no adjustment on my set up Mad
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Re: VH Valiant Coupe

Post by dv8v8 on Thu 11 Jun 2015, 10:34 am

yup I made the masters for this one and have lotsa ideas for future stuff but time is a bit of a luxury and there never seems to be enuf hours in the day, thanks to everyone who has offered their advice, its great to see and what this forum is all about.
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Post by dv8v8 on Thu 11 Jun 2015, 2:56 pm

got the chassis from a 71 Duster to fit in

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Post by aussie muscle on Mon 15 Jun 2015, 7:59 pm

I'm kinda amazed you could get it to fit
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Post by dv8v8 on Sat 20 Jun 2015, 6:51 pm

finished the engine and fitted it into the chassis and got the body almost ready for primer


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Post by aussie muscle on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 4:26 pm

70cudatj wrote:I've tried a vacuum set up but it must have too much vacuum because all it did was froth the living daylights out of the silicone rubber
it looks like after it froths up it's supposed to flatten out. i guess it depends on vacuum and amount of air in the mixture

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Post by dv8v8 on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 10:22 pm

got some paint on this one

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Post by dv8v8 on Fri 10 Jul 2015, 11:19 pm

interior is finished

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Post by Deaf as on Sun 12 Jul 2015, 7:38 am

greatjob
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Post by dv8v8 on Fri 17 Jul 2015, 5:07 pm

got the windows in ...whats left of them! almost finished



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