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Check out my custom mini

Postby spitfire » Sun May 03, 2009 2:11 pm

I just finished this up today. I use Polyester Resin along with some Pearl powders and pour it all into a mold and swirl the colors. Once it cures I turn it on the lathe. I had this idea for a while but just had time to work on it. I plan to do a few more sine this one came out good.

What do you think?
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By dumb luck it came out to be the same size as a typical mini. I knew it would be close but not that close. I didn't take any measurements during turning it.
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Re: Check out my custom mini

Postby Elevated Plastic » Sun May 03, 2009 2:29 pm

That it super unigue I like it. Nice method. If I didn't lose my minis like my car keys i'd hit u up to make one.
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Re: Check out my custom mini

Postby hippiediscdude » Sun May 03, 2009 3:20 pm

That thing is beautiful. Looks like a piece of marble. Nice work!
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Re: Check out my custom mini

Postby marmoset » Sun May 03, 2009 3:32 pm

Very sweet... I like to see other peoples bespoke stuff.
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Re: Check out my custom mini

Postby spitfire » Sun May 03, 2009 5:34 pm

I start sanding at 220 then 320 from there I wet sand with 400 then go to 1500-12000 grit wet sand. Then polish with plactic polish.
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Re: Check out my custom mini

Postby marmoset » Sun May 03, 2009 6:00 pm

By hand, d/a, or polisher/buffer?
Great job either way.
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Re: Check out my custom mini

Postby JKP » Sun May 03, 2009 6:23 pm

thats sweet
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Re: Check out my custom mini

Postby spitfire » Sun May 03, 2009 6:30 pm

marmoset wrote:By hand, d/a, or polisher/buffer?
Great job either way.



All work is done on the lathe. From turning it to sanding to applying the plastic polish.
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Re: Check out my custom mini

Postby Jesse B 707 » Sun May 03, 2009 7:05 pm

Sick!, it lloks alot like some blown glass minis that have been circulating around here
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Re: Check out my custom mini

Postby rusch_bag » Sun May 03, 2009 7:08 pm

Are you planning on selling them and if so how much for one?
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Re: Check out my custom mini

Postby spitfire » Sun May 03, 2009 7:20 pm

rusch_bag wrote:Are you planning on selling them and if so how much for one?



I really am not sure yet. I thought about it but it wouldn't be a cheap mini that's for sure. To much time involved. I casted 2 more tonight and will turn them as soon as I have a chance. If I can get a little quicker with my process then I should be able to turn them out and offer them at a decent price.
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Re: Check out my custom mini

Postby black udder » Sun May 03, 2009 8:38 pm

Pretty cool.
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Re: Check out my custom mini

Postby Leopard » Sun May 03, 2009 9:24 pm

spitfire wrote:I thought about it but it wouldn't be a cheap mini that's for sure.

neither of my $20 Innova metal minis were cheap ;)

i like handmade minis, so do lots of people who know what handmade things are worth.
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Re: Check out my custom mini

Postby spitfire » Mon May 04, 2009 4:37 am

I am willing to hear offers. If anybody is interested in any of the mini's I post up shoot me a PM.I have 2 more ready to turn in the next few days.
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Re: Check out my custom mini

Postby ChUcK » Mon May 04, 2009 10:41 am

How does it fly, that's what I want to know.
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