Introduction: Molding Toy Soldiers Using an Epoxy Mold.

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This is how to make copies of figurines or action figures using an epoxy mold.

Step 1: Start With an Aluminum Frame.

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This frame was purchased from TECHKITS

Step 2: Epoxy With Aluminum Filler Works Best.

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This aluminum filled epoxy is from Devcon.

Step 3: ​Coat the Figurine With Carnuba Wax So It Won't Stick to the Epoxy.

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Then fill half of the frame with epoxy and embed the figurine half way into the epoxy.

Step 4: Fill the Other Half of the Frame With Epoxy.

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Once it hardens, remove the original & you now will have a complete mold for making copies.

Step 5: Now You Can Fill Your Epoxy Mold.

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Here molten plastic is being injected with a machine from LNS Technologies

Step 6: An Almost Perfect Copy of the Original!

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But some clean-up may be required.

Step 7: Here Is a Video Showing the Process Making Copies of the Original Figure.

The injection machine was purchased from easyplasticmolding.com

Comments

dan3008 (author)2016-07-07

I've really got to get to work making my injection moulder now :D

AndrewK1 (author)2014-10-20

hello, You can give photo of big size

seamster (author)2014-10-10

Very nice! Those little soldiers are so cool. I think one sitting at a sewing machine would be awesome! ;)

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