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2010.01.30, 01:50 AM
Is there someone here on the forum that makes their own custom resin bodies? There's alot of bodies that I'd love to race that aren't offered by kyosho.

2010.01.30, 10:32 AM
I'm guessing this guy can :p


2010.01.30, 12:49 PM
I don't say it is impossible, but if you would like to race them, resine is maybe the wrong material.
I stop all my efforts because the resine I tested is much too brittle and too fragile.
For slotcars it is O.K. Drifting could be. Race? In my opnion not.
Carbon or fiber could be O.K. The tests we made were also not perfect due to less detail.

These are our tests:
selfmade body (http://rc-micromodellbau.de/rc-forum/viewtopic.php?t=17241&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=)


2010.01.31, 12:28 AM
Thanks! If resin is not the answer, then can we do it in plastic? I'd love to see a 1/28 slash / SCT body!

2010.01.31, 07:16 AM
If you have the equipment, it's possible to melt styrene and pour it into the same mold you used for the resin cast... but the surface quality would probably be questionable. True injection molding with a durable-enough plastic would be prohibitively expensive for the average layman, I think... a small company looking for a challenge may be willing to try (MantisWorx?), but you really have to already have the equipment.

2010.02.01, 02:32 PM
Maybe one of the plastics from here (http://www.smooth-on.com/) could work? Some of the plastics from this series (http://www.smooth-on.com/Urethane-Plastic-a/c5_1120_1157/index.html) seem to have comparable attributes to polycarbonate.

2010.02.01, 03:40 PM
Interesting find -- Task 4 seems to have some good properties for our casting needs. I wonder how the surface finish would turn out though, as these plastics are not (as far as I can tell) designed at all for "art".

I'm not overly familiar with plastics so I won't say much more, but if these are legitimate urethane plastics, they may work. I hope someone can try it out and let us know. :)