|The set up of the casting workspace. Moulds to the left, resin at top and mixing pot and scales in the middle... complete with disposable chopstick stirring rod.|
|34g of Part B in the disposable mixing container.|
|A very bad picture of the moulds being degassed. Lots of net curtain reflections :D|
|The first moulds sitting on the desk waiting for the resin to cure.|
After a half hour or so had elapsed I started to remove the castings from their moulds. The largest of the moulded vehicles were solid enough, although if pressed and twisted hard enough would deform. This is called being in the Green Stage which is where a casting is solid but still retains some slight flexibility. With vehicles that have intricate parts such as fenders and like this flexibility post demoulding becomes extremely valuable as you are able to move things around slightly.
The smaller vehicles such as the Polski Fiat 508's were still far too soft to be removed and so had to be reput back into shape and left. As it happens, with the correct mixing of the Polyurethane Resin these smaller vehicles take about an hour to cure hard enough to remove from the moulds without being destroyed. At about an hour the vehicles are still in their Green Stage so retain some limited flexibility.
|The first vehicles being released from their moulds|
|My first C7P still on its resin funnel which needs to be cut away, and showing all of the cavities.|
|The first Polski Fiat 508 Furgon showing the fender cavities|
|Another view of the Furgon from above showing the fender cavities|
|A brand spanking new Vickers E tank. No defects, no air bubbles... just lots of Polish goodness!|