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Offline Gabbi

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Any store selling molds?
« on: June 30, 2018, 07:53:59 PM »
For an educational project I'd like to make my students paint (and possibly cast) some figures. For various reasons, I was thinking about a nativity set. Point is, I have a hard time finding ready to use mold sets.  The only ready to use mold I have found is this kind:
https://www.amazon.it/Crea-semplice-statuine-presepe-stampi/dp/B000VPIIUS/

I've got a couple for test but the extraction of the model (I'm going to use plaster) is tricky and can easily end with a broken model (I also have already torn apart one of the molds). And I am should be the one with experience. Pretty sure my class will make a mess.

So may question is: there is any place where I can buy reay to use two-parts molds?
Something like these would be great: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/12-Pcs-Chess-King-Queen-Knight-Shape-Fondant-Cake-Chocolate-Mold-Baking-Mould/32775646489.html

I could get a nativity set and make my own molds, of course, but:
1) I would gladly avoid the hassle, but more important:
2) the final models, painted by my stoudens, could end on a xmas charity sale, so I would like to avoid any (albeit unlikely) legal issue
« Last Edit: June 30, 2018, 08:10:15 PM by Gabbi »

Offline Belgian

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Re: Any store selling molds?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 08:00:56 PM »
Think Prince August from Ireland makes such moulds. Not sure if they're for plaster (most likely for metal casting) though but might be worth checking.

https://shop.princeaugust.ie/nativity-moulds/
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Offline Gabbi

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Re: Any store selling molds?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 08:08:59 PM »
Thank you, I sent them a message asking for more infos. Thanks!

Any further suggestion will be welcome :)

Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Any store selling molds?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 09:25:18 PM »
Supercast used to have a mould set for nativity scenes.
I think they have been taken over by Europacraft:

http://europacrafts.com/

I have used some of their moulds in the past, mainly the chess-set moulds, but they were very good. Reasonably sturdy and produced good results.
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Offline Gabbi

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Re: Any store selling molds?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 10:02:05 PM »
Thanks, but these are exactly the kind of mold I was trying to avoid ^^

http://europacrafts.com/online-shop/search?keyword=nativity&limitstart=0&option=com_virtuemart&view=category

Thanks for willing to help, though. Cheers :)