Model Making How‑To's

Model Making
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.
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How To Make a Silicone Block Mold of an Irregularly Shaped Model

How To Make a Silicone Block Mold of an Irregularly Shaped Model

Learn how to save material and money by making your silicone mold conform to the shape of your model.

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How To Make Fishing Lures With Mold Star™ & Feather Lite™

How To Make Fishing Lures With Mold Star™ & Feather Lite™

Learn How To Make Your Own Fishing Lures With Mold Star™ Silicone and Feather Lite™ Resin

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How To Make a Replacement Car Lens Using Crystal Clear 202

How To Make a Replacement Car Lens Using Crystal Clear 202

How you can replicate a tail light lens of any car using optically-clear resin.

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How To Recreate an Antique Frame using Mold Max™ 29NV No Vacuum Required Silicone

How To Recreate an Antique Frame using Mold Max™ 29NV No Vacuum Required Silicone

Learn how to use Mold Max 29NV for creating a high-detail silicone mold

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How To Mold and Cast a Record That Actually Plays

How To Mold and Cast a Record That Actually Plays

How moldmaking and casting expand horizons for a seminar graduate whose passion is 78 RPM records

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How To Restore an Antique Picture Frame Using Equinox™

How To Restore an Antique Picture Frame Using Equinox™

In this example, Equinox™ silicone putty is used to mold a section of an antique wooden picture frame.

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How To Cast a Custom Scenery For a Model Railroad

How To Cast a Custom Scenery For a Model Railroad

Mold making and casting gives model railroaders options for creating custom scenic display pieces.

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The Easiest Brushable Urethane To Mix!

The Easiest Brushable Urethane To Mix!

EZ~Mix® 40 is a liquid / liquid system, making it perfect for novice mold makers.

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How To Make a Block Mold of a Four Legged Animal

How To Make a Block Mold of a Four Legged Animal

This howto shows where to properly place air vents and also where to make your extraction cut line.

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How To Add Color Effects To a 3D Printed Part Using XTC-3D®

How To Add Color Effects To a 3D Printed Part Using XTC-3D®

This video demonstrates how to use XTC-3D epoxy coating to smooth and apply color to a 3D printed architectural model.

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How To Make a Two Piece Silicone Mold of a Knife

How To Make a Two Piece Silicone Mold of a Knife

We demonstrate using Mold Star 30 silicone, a platinum silicone for mold making...

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How To Cast Pewter Into Mold Max® 60

How To Cast Pewter Into Mold Max® 60

Mold Max® 60 was developed for high-heat resistance applications.

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How To Make a Brush On Mold of an Antique Rifle

How To Make a Brush On Mold of an Antique Rifle

This tutorial shows how to make a two piece silicone mold of a historic firearm

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Examples of How To Reproduce Firearms and Guns

Examples of How To Reproduce Firearms and Guns

Smooth-On mold rubbers and casting resins can be used to recreate historic and modern firearms.

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How To Make a 2 Part Mold of an Antique Rifle

How To Make a 2 Part Mold of an Antique Rifle

How to make a two piece silicone block mold of an antique Kentucky long rifle

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How To Shrink a Casting using NOVOCS Silicone Solvent

How To Shrink a Casting using NOVOCS Silicone Solvent

A user can shrink a silicone rubber mold 18% - 22% by mixing NOVOCS silicone solvent with the silicone.

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How To Make a Resin Metal Cold Casting

How To Make a Resin Metal Cold Casting

Smooth-On fan Jon N. shows how he makes a mold for a real metal cold casting.

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How To Make a Glow In The Dark Resin Jewelry Necklace

How To Make a Glow In The Dark Resin Jewelry Necklace

We show how you can combine Glow Worm® powder with resin to create an amazing glowing pendant.

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How to Make a Silicone Mold of 3D Print

How to Make a Silicone Mold of 3D Print

This video demonstrates how to use Mold Star 20T to make a silicone mold of extruded PLA.

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Strengthening a 3D Powder Print with XTC-3D Epoxy Resin Coating

Strengthening a 3D Powder Print with XTC-3D Epoxy Resin Coating

In this video, we demonstrate how to properly thin XTC-3D for infusion of powder printed 3D pieces.

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How To Make a 2 Part Trigger Guard Mold

How To Make a 2 Part Trigger Guard Mold

A two-part mold is made of a flintlock pistol trigger guard using SORTA-Clear® 37 Silicone for the lost-wax process.

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How to Make a Squish Mold for Thin-Walled Resin Casting

How to Make a Squish Mold for Thin-Walled Resin Casting

A squish mold is ideal for thin-walled castings like a model car body.

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How To Make a Bear Claw Necklace Replica

How To Make a Bear Claw Necklace Replica

How to start with one bear claw and end with 24 perfect copies

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