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Garage Models

Garage Models

A garage model or kit is a scale model assembly commonly cast in polyurethane resin. A garage kit or resin kit is an assembly scale model kit most commonly cast in polyurethane resin. They are often model figures portraying humans or other living creatures. There are two groups of true garage kits, those made by amateurs, and resin kits, manufactured professionally by companies. A garage kits starts with a model usually in non-drying plastilina clay. A mold is made in either polyurethane of or silicone rubber and then the parts are cast, assembled and painted before it is mounted and displayed. Because of the labor-intensive casting process, garage kits are usually produced in limited numbers and are more expensive than injection-molded plastic kits. The parts are glued together using Super Glue or an epoxy cement and the completed figure is painted.

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Casting Model Vehicles

Using injection molding to cast thin walled truck and car bodies.

Making Two-Part Molds

Most garage molds require a 2-part mold. Learn how to make them here.

Making the Basic Block Mold

Use this technique for quickly creating small 360-degree parts.

Restoring a 1918 Stern Wheeler

Creating parts to restore the last stern wheel tow boat in USA.

Casting Thin-Walled Parts

Using injection molding to reproduce thin-wall parts.

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Associated Products

KastEZ Resin

KastEZ Resin is an opaque resin used in bonding metal and stone powders.

MoldRite 25 Silicone

MoldRite 25 is a silicone rubber ideal for making molds of garage model figures and vehicles.

DeMilano Model Clay

DeMilano is a non-drying plastillina clay best used in mold making and modeling.

KreemTex Mold Latex

A great low cost mold making latex for any application. Extra creamy means less coats needed.

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Garage Models