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Old 11-12-2008, 01:36 AM
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Cement casting in Moulage Mold

I was wondering if anybody tried casting cement in a Moulage mold.
I made a moulage mold with a wax mother mold. It took 30 minutes from making the mold off of a Chavant NSP clay model to pouring the cement.
Don't know if the cement will set up. I will find out tomorrow.
Because I had to warm up the moulage I thought it might ruin the Chavant NSP medium clay model but the model was just fine and I could make another
Moulage model off it if I wanted to.
The best thing is that you can reuse the moulage 50 to 100 times and the wax as many times as you want. So it's very inexpensive and you don't end up with a lot of waste.
Two pounds of Moulage will run about $14 and 2lb is a lot of moulage.
Another nice thing the moulage is non-toxic.

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Old 11-17-2008, 12:12 AM
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Re: Cement casting in Moulage Mold

I liked the idea, I like what you said about little to no waste. how did it turn out?? Please send in a photo if you can and tell of ther trails/success of that kind of moulding. Thanks. PS. I think that that stuff is much more expensive here, in washington. thanks
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:32 PM
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I liked the idea, I like what you said about little to no waste. how did it turn out?? Please send in a photo if you can and tell of ther trails/success of that kind of moulding. Thanks. PS. I think that that stuff is much more expensive here, in washington. thanks
I tried some regular cement but it didn't set very well in one day near the moulage. I also tried some plaster which worked out fine.
Next I will try some fast setting cement.
Here are a ciuple of links that might be helpful.
http://www.dickblick.com/zz335/11/
http://www.finescalerr.com/outdoor_r...ast-cement.htm

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Old 11-18-2008, 02:06 AM
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Re: Cement casting in Moulage Mold

Thanks those are both great links. And did you say that use used a separator on the moulage so you could reuse it?
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:38 PM
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Re: Cement casting in Moulage Mold

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Thanks those are both great links. And did you say that use used a separator on the moulage so you could reuse it?
No seperator is necessary and I didn't use a mold release for casting either the plaster or the cement. The regular cement didn't set very well where it touched the moulage mold [probably because of too much moisture. Next I will try fast set cement.
Moulage is reusable 50 to 100 times nothing needs to be added you just remelt it and add some more water.
The have a moulage mold toughener but I haven't tried it yet.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:17 AM
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Re: Cement casting in Moulage Mold

thanks for the info. do you get the moulage via the mail?
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:02 AM
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thanks for the info. do you get the moulage via the mail?
That's right I get it by mail. Just got my order for some more from Dick Blick.
It cost $35 for a 5lb bucket. That's the total to California including Tax and shipping.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:04 AM
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Re: Cement casting in Moulage Mold

I'm just curious why you don't get the stuff directly from Douglas & sturgess if you're in California. Do they not sell the 5 lb buckets?
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:27 PM
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I'm just curious why you don't get the stuff directly from Douglas & sturgess if you're in California. Do they not sell the 5 lb buckets?
It appears they only sell in 35 lb buckets at $119.60.
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