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    Casting my own blanks

    He people I am fairly new to pen turning but have jumped straight in and also started casting my own pen blanks.
    I currently use polyester resin with mica powders with really good results but also am using enamel paints ( humbrol) to get none pearlescent colours, the paints mix really easy and with full saturation.
    I also find that I do not require a pressure pot either.
    My question is is there anything else paint wise I can mix specifically with polyester resin.


     
     
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    Here is one of the enamel castings

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    Beaut casting Luke. A careful wipe would remove the marks on the pen body,a couple of more full pen pics it would appear in Pen Of The Week listing where it belongs IMHO.

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    Is this correct that you are just mixing humbrol paint and polyester resin to get your colour?

    COOPER 01/08/1998-31/01/2012

     
     
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    Yes just polyester resin with hardner and some humbrol paints. Doing as you would for normal pen casting and pour two colours at same time into mold

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke81 View Post
    Yes just polyester resin with hardner and some humbrol paints. Doing as you would for normal pen casting and pour two colours at same time into mold
    Thanks Luke, will look for some next time I am in Alice.

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    A very nice self made blank Luke, your photography needs some work.
    Kind regards John.

     
     
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    Thanks I guess lol it was just a quick photos show casting, will do better next time

     
     

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