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Reducing 1/35 figures to 1/72? can somebody help me?

Posted by Xantippos on 04 Jul 2020, 15:52

I have been thinking of how wonderful it would be to be able to reduce 1/35 figures to 1/72, to sculpt in 1/35 is much easier, and I could sculpt soldiers much quicker and better. I remember in this forum having read that a few users knew the technique, I have explored it and I think it is too complicated for me (I even bought gasoline and tried, but ended up in a gooey mess).

Would somebody be disposed to reduce figurines I make from 1/35 to 1/72? he could keep the masters I send to him, and even the moulds, I would only need a good quality reduction.

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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 10 Jul 2020, 22:16

There is a thread on here somewhere explaining how to do it, it was a couple of years ago, but it appeared to work.
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Posted by Paul on 11 Jul 2020, 18:34

It was from the thread; 3D Printing and 'down-scaling'
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19359&p=211249&hilit=micro+world#p211249
On the thread hydrospan is mentioned by Kostis.
The molded object shrinks...This stuff
https://www.industrialpolymers.com/prod ... an-series/
Video


Or, shrink the mold instead of the object
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 11 Jul 2020, 21:32

I have to admit that the method with the Zippo lighter fluid is rather complicated as it takes 3 or 4 repetitions to reduce a figurine from 1/35 to 1/72. :oops:
But with hydrospan you rather need only one effort. Of course the difference is that you pour hydrospan in a normal mould, and then after you have extract it, hydrospan itself will shrink. ;-)
Keep in mind that you have to store hydrospan in the refridzerator. :-D
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Posted by Peter on 13 Jul 2020, 17:34

Xantippos wrote:I have been thinking of how wonderful it would be to be able to reduce 1/35 figures to 1/72, to sculpt in 1/35 is much easier, and I could sculpt soldiers much quicker and better. I remember in this forum having read that a few users knew the technique, I have explored it and I think it is too complicated for me (I even bought gasoline and tried, but ended up in a gooey mess).

Would somebody be disposed to reduce figurines I make from 1/35 to 1/72? he could keep the masters I send to him, and even the moulds, I would only need a good quality reduction.

Regards.

Why don't you talk with Speira Miniatures?
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Posted by Xantippos on 18 Jul 2020, 07:19

Many thanks for your replies :) . Will try to contact Speira Miniatures.
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