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 Post subject: resin .38 webley
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 14:26 pm 
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I am considering making resin copies of my "war finish" 0.38 Webley pistol.

The casts should have the same finish as the original. But most likely would lack the lanyard ring.
These would make a nice holster filler.

Would anybody be interested in purchasing one?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:50 am 
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KarlUK wrote:
I am considering making resin copies of my "war finish" 0.38 Webley pistol.

The casts should have the same finish as the original. But most likely would lack the lanyard ring.
These would make a nice holster filler.

Would anybody be interested in purchasing one?


Hello There

You started making them already?

Do you know would be the price?

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Hi

I have not made any yet as I wanted to see if there would be any interest first.
I think the price will around £50 + P&P. I will confirm the price once I have made the mould. I will then know how much rubber and resin I will use.
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Just to keep you all posted
I have started work on the mould the first half in complete.
With luck I will able to produce some casts in the next couple of weeks.

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Wouldnt you be better off making them in rubber? so they were less prone to breakage?

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I had not thought about them breaking.
I will have to make one and see how easy it is to break.
It’s a good idea and one I may look into if need be.
I was planning to cast the pistols in a resin and iron fillings mix. This mix has been used on my brother’s grenades and these seem to be almost unbreakable.

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Try Cold Cast Resin - the type that they use for figures.

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Hi Oggy not sure what you mean by "cold cast resin" but if you have a link to a supplier I will take a look.
I plan to use a Polyurethane Resin called Axson F16 mixed with a iron powder filler. This should give me the "war Fininsh" and add some weight.
If anybody have brought no 36 grenades from blazinghelmet on the Tommy Atkins forum the finiish will be the same.

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It's a resin compound mixed with a bronze powder. Military figures are made in it:

http://www.cowleyfineart.co.uk/bli.html

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Cheers Oggy I see what you mean.
The iron powder filler does the same sort of job but looks more like a gun metal/war fininsh effect.

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Ah, right - see what you mean.

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certainly be interested in seeing the finished result, karl, with a view to ordering one.

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Ok leeEnfield

I shall post up some pics when I am done.

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Any progress so far chap?


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I'm a bit behind at the mo due to christmas etc. I am hoping to pour the second half of the mould this week and then make a test cast to see what happens.

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Good luck with it chap, sounds like a fair bit of work to do for it, wish you the best on it, look forward to seeing the end result! what uniform/impression do you do my friend?


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