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Old 12-23-2006, 12:13 PM   #16
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i can find almost anything on the net just need to know what he is looking for
1/12th Porsche 956 from Frewer which was a back pour mold from the 1/12th Porsche 956 from Tamiya. Hard as heck to find. Found some on e-bay some years back but it's been awhile since I've found any more.
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what you are asking is very easy to do.... i have pulled moulds from, lets call them, "stuff" before, and vacuuforming is easy and can be done with what you probably already have in your house.... .030 lexan is also readily available on the net..
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I have done this. Build a box where the body can fit, and get yourself some Plaster of Paris at Home Depot. All you need next is someone with a vacuum form machine.
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Well that all depends on the body really...Bodies from Tamiya and many from HPI are too complex of a shape for a home vaccuum form machine to do and 1/10th scale bodies take quite a large oven to fit properly.
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With pouring the plaster of paris, it is getig it without airbubbles and it is heavy as hell afterwards, unless you can submerge something hollow inside the plaster.

Then you got surface prep afterwards, as otherwise the pull looks rubbish.
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:29 PM   #21
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I find this thread kinda hard to understand but I take it you are after a 1/12 Frewer 956.

Why not just ask Kevin Frewer himself if he has any leftovers. A while ago he was at our track and had a ton of old bodies to sell very cheap. He may still have the 956.

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the hardest part of it all is reinforcing the lexan mould so when you pour the plaster in, it doens't just warp it all to hell.... i basically "painted" the complete outside of my "lexan stuff" with "gorilla glue". i did this about 10 times to build up it's thickness... great stuff, and breaks away cleanly after you are done to save the original body... you could also use expanding foam to cover the outside of the body to reinforce it, just go slow with several light coats letting them cure between coats...
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