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Green Stuff World mould review.

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I am posting this here as terrain but it may not be the best fit so mods please move if appropriate. 

 

Just a quick review.  Green Stuff World has brought out three new mould for details and having picked up two I figured I would share my experiences.

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I purchased the control panels and the grids and fans.  Initially I tried casting in both dental plaster.  The plaster ran into the same problem that it always does with thin parts in small moulds.  The finished pieces are too thin and cannot support themselves so they break easily.  Secondly you usually have air bubbles form and it is much more noticeable with theses moulds as they are particularly small detailed parts. 
 
I then used Milliput and it worked a treat.  Easiest way to do it is to press the Milliput into the details allowing it to lump over the top of the mould.  Then scrape the top off with a metal scraper then smooth the bottom out.  I did not use green stuff as it is too elastic and cannot be scraped flat. 
 
The parts are reasonably detailed when comparing the Green Stuff cast monitors with Antiocities Workshop resin monitors. They are smaller but overall they are a match. 

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Here are some shots on a finished piece. 

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All in all they are well worth the twelve and a half Euro price tag as you can make as many parts as you need at any time, they come with a keyboard and they are easy to work with.  If you are building lots of sci-fy terrain they are a must. 
 
Hope you like.

 

 
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Thanks for sharing, I like these moulds.

 

I do think you need to remove the link to the store though, just mention GreenstuffWorld and we'll know were to find them.

 

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Very nice!

 

Also, GSW actually produce an acrylic resin powder which becomes pourable after mixing with water. They use it in these type of moulds on their videos.

 

Maybe worth a try? Stronger than plaster & less effort than putty. ::):

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2 hours ago, TheOldGuard said:

Very nice!

 

Also, GSW actually produce an acrylic resin powder which becomes pourable after mixing with water. They use it in these type of moulds on their videos.

 

Maybe worth a try? Stronger than plaster & less effort than putty. ::):

Interestingly enough that is what I used for my first try.  Since I have seen no real difference between the GSW resin powder and regular fine grade gypsum dental plaster so I just called it the same thing.  Structurally it still did not do the job.  My personal recommendation would be Milliput but others may have better luck with the GSW resin. 

 

The one difference that I have seen with the GSW resin powder is that it creates a porcelain like finish.   For most of my applications it is not porous enough.  Superglue and two Part epoxy resin does not like to stick to it unless you score or rough sand the surface. 

 

Thanks all for the comps and feedback. 

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