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So I was bored last night and nobody was posting on the boards fast enough to stave off my boredom, so I decided to peruse the List of Craig. Normally I look at the free stuff and go "oh a piano" or "3 tonnes of field stone". But as I said I was bored, so I started looking on other categories: Tools, Farm Equipment, Arts and Craft.

 

And what do I spy posted on Saturday? Hirst Arts molds!! What is this?! Could it really be?! 10 molds for less than half their retail cost?

 

They shall be mine. I pick them up after work tomorrow. Oh the things I shall build.

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Welcome to the addiction! Feel free to drop by the HA boards (link on his site).

 

-Dave

 

ETA: What'd ya get?!

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Welcome to the addiction! Feel free to drop by the HA boards (link on his site).

 

-Dave

 

ETA: What'd ya get?!

Mold 45--Gothic dungeon builder

Mold 54--Gothic church builder

Mold 55--Bell Tower mold

Mold 56-- Tomb mold

Mold 63--Octagon tower mold

Mold 70--fieldstone wall mold

Mold 201--floor tiles

Mold 205 Gothic floor tiles

Mold 220--Wood Plank mold

Mold 240-- wood shingle roof mold

 

I already have 45 and 201, but it's actually cheaper to take them all than to just buy the ones I was missing (20 each vs 150 for the set). Working on arranging a time to make the deal. The seller works in Newport and gets home after I leave work and head home (30 minutes away) so we are working on a schedule

 

. Thing is I think I may know her. Her voice on her voice mail sounded familiar, and her name is Jess and she lives across from the base (presumably in housing). I worked with a guy who had a wife named Jess that I met a few times and she painted 40K. I didn't want to ask over voicemail or email as I didn't want to come off as stalkery. If we can't find a mutual time I may bring it up, as if so, I could make the exchange with her husband (if my hypothesis is correct that is) here on base.

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Ha Ha! Victory is mine. Molds were in good condition, lying flat in a plastic box. Some Plaster of Paris was thrown in as well (I already have a bunch of dental plaster, but I can the POP for kid projects).

 

My hypothesis was way off, the molds originally belonged to her ex-husband; so I guess I am profiting off of the poor choices of others. Nah, no guilt. :devil:

 

Unfortunately, fate enjoys jerking me around. I get new molds to play with, a 4 day weekend sans wife and kids to work with and my Bones showing up on Monday. And now I'm going on an international trip for a week or so. :down:

 

At least I should be back for Connecticon.

 

*Edited because my fingers can't seem to spell.

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great score! I love my Hirst Arts molds. I started collecting them at GenCon 3 years ago and it's now a tradition to pick more up when I'm there. This year will be the new accessory molds.

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great score! I love my Hirst Arts molds. I started collecting them at GenCon 3 years ago and it's now a tradition to pick more up when I'm there. This year will be the new accessory molds.

They are awesome. If you don't have a surfactant yet, you should get some. It makes all the difference in the world when casting the new I&A molds.

 

-Dave

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I will look into this Dave,

 

I use Jet Dry right now and have pretty good success but I'm thinking it is time for me to break down and get a vibrating table and Altone.

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I will look into this Dave,

 

I use Jet Dry right now and have pretty good success but I'm thinking it is time for me to break down and get a vibrating table and Altone.

bonwirn (here, or tebrown over @ HA) gave me a bottle of Almore surfactant, and man is it awesome. I have a home-made vibrating table, but I don't think it's really necessary with the Almore.

 

-Dave

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Oh yeah! Almore is necessary for the inn molds. I don't use a vibrating table, just tap for 5 seconds or so on the side of the mold. Grata on the deal. I check eBay and Craig's list, but most folks want way too much for used molds. Slip on over the the HA forums and post pictures of what you've made.

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I bought my wife some Hirst Arts molds a while back and she loves them. Just finished painting a dice tower for our buddies birthday.

 

220 is a versitile mold and definatly one to hang on to.

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