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Re: Dual Han In Carbonite Build

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I got the lighting kit for the hero-panel over at TheRPF. There are a couple of guys selling them there, and if you snoop around a bit you can probably get some good information.

I am in the process of mounting my HIC semi-permanently at the bar where I work, and as a result I'm going to start making a mold of the sidepanel soon and making copies.
I'm still swamped with work at school, so the sidepanels will be a pet project whenever I have time.

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Started making the box for the mold now, and it's slowly crawling along inch by inch.
I think I'll give the inside of the box a light coat of clear laquer (I don't even know if that's neccessary), then fasten the panel inside, and close all the seams using (sulphur free) clay.
Then I just have to mix up a batch of silicone and give it a print/gelcoat before pouring the rest over.

Here is a picture of the set-up so far:

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I'm following Matt Munsons lead and just casting the outside of the panel (as you'll never see the inside anyway), and it makes for a much easier moldingprocess. So I just glued pieces of styrene over all the holes so that the finished casts are pretty much ready to go right out of the mold with minimal clean-up, just paint and add greeblies.

Here is a picture of Matt Munsons finished mold, which he just slush-casts resin copies in, which turns out great:

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And as another note, I refurbished my Han Solo, pouring an all new carbonite texture around him and painting it again. I only have to weather him and he's good as new. I felt this was the right time to do it, as I was more satisfied with the finish on the second HIC I built, and have been wanting to re-do my own, and now I have the time and opportunity to do a makeover before he is to be displayed permanently. Right now he's sitting in the basement at the bar where I work where he will be displayed indefinitely (until I get a place big enough to house him myself). There he will be encased in plexiglass with a subtle orange glow emanating from behind. I'm looking forward to seeing it displayed properly!

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oh god oh god .... this is just an awsome build!.... and your doing great work... im so jaloux !! ;)
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Awesome :D

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Thanks guys! :-D

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GREAT WORK :-)
We are allso starting to soon to make molds of the hic panel, looking forward to see the progress and howto
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You and Geir?

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yes, mate :-) and the rest of the team. Doing some exciting work here at the Armorworkshop
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It would be nice if you could create a progress/buildthread so we others could take part in your joy.

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Behold The Mold!

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As this was my first time working with silicone, a lot could have gone wrong, but it turned out perfect!
I was really anxious about air bubbles being trapped in the mold and making voids, but it couldn't have turned out better.
A shout out of thanks goes to Aslak for giving me pointers and sharing his expertise.
I'll try to make the first cast when I come home from work tonight.

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