My first casting attempt is now underway and a few observations spring to mind regarding resin.
knew it was poisonous, and highly flammable, but I didn't realise just
how corrosive it is. I mixed up 12 gr, for though I only needed half
that I knew from experience that silicone sticks to vessel from which it
is being poured, so I figured the resin would do the same and an extra
6gr should counter this. It did but it also ate through the plastic cup I
was using to pour it.
The resin I am using is apparently
designed to be mixed with various fillers. I have a 'stone texture'
filler, but I decided not to use it this first time as I want to see
what the resin looks like when it is 'raw'. You can also buy colours,
and I'll probably invest in a colour at a later date.
The resin itself is not particularly fluid. Its viscousity and appearance are close to pourable honey.
I began, I was wearing my air filters, but I realised that I could
still smell the resin. It is similar in smell to fiberglass. I supposed
my filters were not skin tight on account of my facial hair, and pulled
the straps tighter, this seemed to work, though I now have a red chevron
on my face
We'll see tomorrow if the casting worked or not...