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Author Topic: Warlord Resin, Is It SioCast, Or?  (Read 3231 times)

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Re: Warlord Resin, Is It SioCast, Or?
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2020, 07:36:36 PM »
I have some beautiful resin minis from Avanpost and Brother Vinni and they are indeed fragile. :(

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Re: Warlord Resin, Is It SioCast, Or?
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2020, 02:37:22 AM »
I have the new Judge Dredd warlord resin/plastic models.  They seem pliable and but sturdy (don't file them though).  Our the warlord lines being discussed different?
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Re: Warlord Resin, Is It SioCast, Or?
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2020, 12:06:32 PM »
I have the new Judge Dredd warlord resin/plastic models.  They seem pliable and but sturdy (don't file them though).  Our the warlord lines being discussed different?

When you say don't file them , is that because they file too easily, or do they tend to bur up and make a big mess?

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Re: Warlord Resin, Is It SioCast, Or?
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2020, 12:45:31 PM »
I emailed the company and just got a reply -
the system cost between 50-60,000 euros.
It uses a proprietary resin/plastic.
they say it uses proprietary rubber, although to me that looks EXACTLY like jewelers molding rubber.
their proprietary rubber still requires external vulcanization so you still need that equipment.

So yeah, all things considered I don't see it replacing centrifugal casting for small manufacturers any time soon, And given the low yield per mould compared to injection moulding (rubber moulds will need to be replaced with far greater frequency that steel ones.) I don't see it being cost effective for larger companies.

I'm sure there's a sweet spot somewhere for mid range manufactures trying to make resin style casts in greater quantity.

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Re: Warlord Resin, Is It SioCast, Or?
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2020, 12:51:10 PM »
They seem pliable and but sturdy (don't file them though). 

Why shouldn't you file them?

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Re: Warlord Resin, Is It SioCast, Or?
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2020, 02:35:12 PM »
Why shouldn't you file them?

Although I have not worked with the material, my guess is that filing it would lift fibrous strands...

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Re: Warlord Resin, Is It SioCast, Or?
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2020, 03:22:19 PM »
Why shouldn't you file them?

Perhaps because resin powder is known to be toxic when breathed?  ???

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Re: Warlord Resin, Is It SioCast, Or?
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2020, 01:55:12 AM »
Why shouldn't you file them?

I found filing the Dredd resin figures caused more issues than it resolved.  They tended to grate the surface and leave "strings".  A sharp blade removed what flash there was much better and cleanly.   Maybe my file was too rough or my figures were unusual but it's not like any resin I have ever used before (GW, Forgeword, Hasselfree..).  I do not have Warlord WWII figures so I can't compare.

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Re: Warlord Resin, Is It SioCast, Or?
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2020, 01:14:10 PM »
Although I have not worked with the material, my guess is that filing it would lift fibrous strands...

Thanks.

Perhaps because resin powder is known to be toxic when breathed?  ???

It's an incredibly small amount, and that's true of any dust inhaled isn't it?

I found filing the Dredd resin figures caused more issues than it resolved.  They tended to grate the surface and leave "strings".  A sharp blade removed what flash there was much better and cleanly.   Maybe my file was too rough or my figures were unusual but it's not like any resin I have ever used before (GW, Forgeword, Hasselfree..).  I do not have Warlord WWII figures so I can't compare.

Sounds dreddful. ;) Not what you need really.  :o

 

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