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Offline waitwhat

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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #105 on: September 25, 2018, 07:12:44 AM »
Looking dam snazzy.  Are you planning to pour the resin in one go or in layers?  I would about the chemical reaction in the resin generating too much heat and causing the walls and plastic parts to warp.  I had that happen with one of my boards and had to scrap the whole thing.  Been leery of pouring whole surfaces ever since.  Again great build and execution.
Snitchy sends.

Well let's say I'm glad you pointed it out! Gonna do lots of research and tests.

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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #106 on: September 25, 2018, 07:11:37 PM »
Well let's say I'm glad you pointed it out! Gonna do lots of research and tests.
It should have been obvious to me since I have cast resin in silicone molds and noticed how hot it got.  Ruined a board that I had already invested about $50.00 and twenty+ hours of work.  Thin layers should do it.  1/8 inch at a time works well.  Here is a my go to article for pouring clear resin. 
http://www.hirstarts.com/tips17/tips17.html#water
Might help if you have not seen it.

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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #107 on: September 25, 2018, 07:16:50 PM »
Doing it in layers will allow you to add different tints and hues at different depths and really give a toxic look  8)

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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #108 on: September 25, 2018, 07:53:21 PM »
Here is a my go to article for pouring clear resin. 
http://www.hirstarts.com/tips17/tips17.html#water
Might help if you have not seen it.

Yep, that's my reference too (and some guy on a youtube channel who escapes me). The examples I've seen were resin into resin or similar, so the exothermic on plastic hadn't occurred to me though. Thanks again.

In a rather hideous example of life imitating art, as of this morning this is the state of the ceiling above my "workbench":


That weathering is rubbish.

And yes the flooded room was flooded. Flood-ception.


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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #109 on: October 11, 2018, 06:50:47 AM »
If shit can happen, it usually will.


Have you revovered your mojo yet?

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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #110 on: October 11, 2018, 08:07:55 AM »
If shit can happen, it usually will.

That's q different Nolan movie.

Stalled by work and weather but I have the resin now and hope to do some tests this weekend.

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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #111 on: October 11, 2018, 08:44:34 AM »
Good man, neither the elements nor the gods shall hinder lol

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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #112 on: October 11, 2018, 01:38:24 PM »
Looking forward to see your pour!

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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #113 on: October 11, 2018, 01:43:48 PM »
Looking forward to see your pour!

I'm terrified but sure

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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #114 on: October 11, 2018, 02:22:42 PM »
I'm terrified but sure

Multiple layers, take it slow... It will surely work out great!

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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #115 on: October 11, 2018, 10:39:38 PM »
I'm terrified but sure
If you pour in 1/8 inch layers you should be good as a thin layer of resin should not heat up that much and the surfaces will be able to dissipate any heat.  You could always do a test piece with similar materials.  I am also waiting to see this with water.

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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #116 on: October 25, 2018, 11:39:20 AM »
A little delayed by weather, it has begun...

The kit:

Gloves, mask, goggles, stirrers, measuring cups, syringe, scales, tin foil, clothes, baking tray:



from here

Test pours - poundland microwave containers, half sprayed (because hands, but also to compare against a base transparency) one light one dark and marked to test opacity.



~100ml in each, mixed with a splash of turquoise wash:



Ripples made at ~4hrs after pour:



Unintentional oily swirl:



So I liked the colour, understood the technique and didn't see any exothermic reaction on the material. I should have varnished first because the paint chipped off but no big deal.

So this morning, we have begun. Used a mix of dark tone, turquoise, and moss green washes for a darker lower layer - will do a 2nd brighter pour on top.



Things learned so far:

- it's really, really, viscous which I didn't identify in the empty bowl test pour but was it didn't even flow between the mesh of the fence bit so it needed a lot of sudden cajoling with stirrers and syringes to get in the right places

- syringe was the best way to get it in there, but the poor thing can't really handle resin and broke about 90% of the way

- used in foil to protect the paint work from stray drips, which kind of works but is kind of very difficult to see what's happening and deal with the flow problems

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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #117 on: October 25, 2018, 11:55:19 AM »
Oooh, I love this shit! Advanced high risk Workbench action.

It is great that you let us follow the process by throughly explained steps and their consequenses.

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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #118 on: October 25, 2018, 04:13:39 PM »
You, sir, have my greatest admiration.

God damn, this is awesome!

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Re: Modular Space Hulk (pic heavy) - Flooded room painting
« Reply #119 on: October 25, 2018, 10:34:08 PM »
Very nice so far.  Once it is completely setup it will be smashing. 
Unintentional oily swirl:
Have you figured out how you managed it?  It would be a nice effect to replicate.
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