Model makers the world over know that Smooth-On silicone rubbers and liquid plastics as the perfect combination to reproduce their creations and drive production.
Smooth-On's Mold Max® Silicones have become the industry standard for making molds that capture very fine detail down to a "finger-print". With several to choose from, the Mold Max® line covers most mold making scenarios and offers the model maker tremendous versatility.
Smooth-Cast® plastics and TASK® plastics are then used to cast into these molds to make exact reproductions. SO-Strong® color tints and a variety of fillers can be added to create an infinite number of effects. Cured plastics are alsoeasily painted , giving the user complete creative control over the modeling outcome.
This gallery of images is a collection of work by various artists casting resins to produce figures.
3D printer parts made with Smooth-Cast ONYX and Mold Star 15 molds.
Artist Paul Francis shows how he reproduces an original Terror Dog from Ghostbusters®
This helmet was the fruit of 17 months of work.
Moen uses the full spectrum of Smooth-On tin and platinum-based silicone rubbers to develop and refine proposed design
Shawn Casidy depends on Smooth-On Mold Max® and OOMOO® silicone rubber molds to reproduce amazing detail
Nelson Maniscalco and Marty Shemella are highly skilled in reproducing detailed fossils and skeletons.
How the Carlos Museum's lab uses silicone rubber molds to make accurate and reproducible casts from ancient gems.
Shawn Rutledge has found success and scored some big fish with his lures.
Prism artisans have perfected a technique for making incredibly detailed food items
Albert skillfully sculpts each character in clay then molds them with Mold Max® 30 silicone mold rubber and Featherlite®
In 1938 a 15 year old boy created and staged his marionette version of Puss in Boots for children at the Nashville Public Library.
Jesse Rios is a researcher working with the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston.
Smooth-On has been a supplier to manufacturers of sports and recreational equipment for years. An example of such products involves Indoor Rock Climbing Gyms.
Robert's custom cast resin action figure accessories are well know for their ultimate detail.
Ken Gardiner started making models 39 years ago as a hobby based on what he learned from his father. About eight years later, Ken decided it might be worthwhile making a living out of it.
Modern Hobbies LLC® is THE place for "Small Scale" jet modelers looking for rare, hard to find items to outfit their modern military aircraft.
Waken Productions, Inc. was spawned from a successful machine design company.
When Jonathan Hunt was searching out materials to create 'Captain America' style helmets for his clients, he was looking for very particular properties.
How moldmaking and casting expand horizons for a seminar graduate whose passion is 78 RPM records
In this example, Equinox® silicone putty is used to mold a section of an antique wooden picture frame.
Mold making and casting gives model railroaders options for creating custom scenic display pieces.
EZ~Mix® 40 is a liquid / liquid system, making it perfect for novice mold makers.
This howto shows where to properly place air vents and also where to make your extraction cut line.
This video demonstrates how to use XTC-3D epoxy coating to smooth and apply color to a 3D printed architectural model.
We demonstrate using Mold Star 30 silicone, a platinum silicone for mold making...
Mold Max® 60 was developed for high-heat resistance applications.
This tutorial shows how to make a two piece silicone mold of a historic firearm