Well its time to kick on with the reason im here!
It's worth noting before I start, that I am still a fair while off making actually purchasing casting supplies. I would think probably atleast a month. So why am I starting then?
It's said Eve Online doesnt have a learning curve, it has a learning cliff. In alot of ways, im finding this fits casting as well. When I started exploring what I want to do, I felt alot like the guy with a bit of over the top sci-fi thrown in.
Me: Gee, I think I want to get into casting!
Random guide: Cool, do you want to use propolapalane, fedophelinine, silcostasisictistic, vacuum, preasure, hard, soft, rubber. Is it a one off, multi-cast, short cure, cold cure, fine detail with an extra dollup?
Me: Ummm I just want to cast some stuff?
One thing that makes it a little harder, is I live a good 2 hours away from any sort of Supply store. I know I could call some and ask questions, but i'd prefer to go armed with a little knowledge first. I also need to be as frugal as I can. While I dont want to sacrafice quality, I would like to shop around a bit.
So I thought i'd start a bit of a diary and explain what i'm working on and what i'd like to achieve. Hopfully you can help me work out this cliff!
As i've mentioned else where, my plan is to start with making some bases. A close gaming friend has just ordered 1500 points worth of Dark Elder, so my plan is to make up 10 bases for him. I would like to make a mold of these, and cast up 100+ bases.
So first question!
1. Is there anything I shouldnt use when making these 'master' bases? I plan on using a mix of things, mostly foamcore board, greenstuff and bits of plastic/metal.
I look forward to sharing the journey, and gathering as much knowledge as i can along the way!