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 Post subject: Epoxy for Modding
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:31 am 
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I am quite a beginner at modding, and decided to attempt the half truncated cube. but since there is no apoxie sculpt available in my city (Dubai) i had to settle for a cheap gooey epoxy from a hardware store. But every time i try to combine the mixtures, they spread out onto my gloves... sooo. How can i mix the mixtures and apply them?> or is there a better solution available in Dubai?

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 Post subject: Re: Epoxy for Modding
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:16 am 
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Apoxie Sculpt has the consistency of modelling clay, so it can be easily shaped by hand, pressed into voids etc. It can also be easily sanded and smoothed to a fine finish. As you have found, normal two part epoxy glues tend to be quite thin, and cannot be used to replace AS (unless you have molds available).

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 Post subject: Re: Epoxy for Modding
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:17 am 
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You don't need epoxy for a half truncated cube, use plastic sheets for capping instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Epoxy for Modding
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:47 pm 
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TheOnlyNameless wrote:
I am quite a beginner at modding, and decided to attempt the half truncated cube. but since there is no apoxie sculpt available in my city (Dubai) i had to settle for a cheap gooey epoxy from a hardware store. But every time i try to combine the mixtures, they spread out onto my gloves... sooo. How can i mix the mixtures and apply them?> or is there a better solution available in Dubai?

I assume they have the internet and a postal service in Dubai.
P.S. when you finish it I insist you take a picture of it in front of the Burj Khalifa.

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 Post subject: Re: Epoxy for Modding
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
I assume they have the internet and a postal service in Dubai.
P.S. when you finish it I insist you take a picture of it in front of the Burj Khalifa.

I don't know about Dubai but not every country in the world has credit cards or access to Paypal.
(My country Iran comes to mind for example :) )

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 Post subject: Re: Epoxy for Modding
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:38 am 
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Maybe you could try to search for Epoxy Clay or Epoxy Putty such as Selleys.
I think that is the most common product.
Or you could just find a modelling or sculpting community in Dubai and ask them about this.

I had this similar problem when I started to do puzzle mods and what I do is googling all day long and ask to a lot of people to find similar materials.,,It is exhausting but at the end of the day you will satisfied your curiosity.. :D :D :D
Same thing happen when I want to buy Mini grinder and other tools for puzzle making actually..
Your country maybe is the same as mine, Indonesia..
Hope that will help you..

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 Post subject: Re: Epoxy for Modding
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:26 am 
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I bought PC.7 epoxy, which is kinda gooey and i think it will work! anyone have any experience with it?

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