making your own soft plastics

 Hey guys, 

 

Just wondering if anyone has made their own soft plastics and moulds before? Im thinking about making some up.

 

Cheers Russ


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There was somebody a while

Tue, 2013-05-21 14:45

There was somebody a while ago, I was contemplating to a design moulds for him, but it basically fell through because you can get moulds cheaper from US than buying material here (on those lines). So unless you have a lot of money to spend and have some super special design of your plastic in mind, I would suggest to buy the moulds. I think the same company sells the plastic as well, you just need to look it up, I don’t remember the company’s name.

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POC

Tue, 2013-05-21 15:20

Makes his own plastics and I have caught fish on them.

Send him a PM and I'm sure he will help you answer some questions

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i make my own and they go

Tue, 2013-05-21 17:26

i make my own and they go off

 

   jeff

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 Cheers Guys, Just came

Wed, 2013-05-22 09:31

 Cheers Guys,

 

Just came accross this so should be able to get sorted.

 

http://www.u-make-emsoftplastics.com.au/

 

Cheers Rusty

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yep peter on the above link

Fri, 2013-08-30 09:05

yep peter on the above link is very helpfull

has everythig u need from the rubber to make the moulds to the casting "plastic"

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I have just got into

Fri, 2013-08-30 09:22

I have just got into it....... pretty simple with a bit of trial and error. Making the plastics starts to get almost addictive pretty quickly.

 

Brought the plastic and some colours from u-make-em (link above). I have actually found that using some crayon shavings as being the best colour solution as a beginner

 

I have just posted up a couple of pics of some fish I snagged on my own creations last weeked

 

Steve