I've been working a lot with Alumilite to cast some cubes and also cast objects in the resin. Its a lot of fun and produces some really cool pieces. I like to imagine its my homegrown "carbonite freezing".
I did a Teseract cube for my youngest son. Getting the blue dye transparent enough with the pearlescent powder mix is tricky. I don't want it to transparent and I want the blue pearlescent powder to show as well. The first go is nice but I might try for some more transparency next time.
Casting objects has been a blast. My wife offered up a Hello Kitty toy. I put it in a 4.5" HDPE casting cube. It turned out huge!
I also did a couple of Star Wars ships in a smaller 4" silicone mold. I got the height wrong on the Tie Bomber. The Mandalorian Guantlet fighter came out pretty good. I really like the look of the ships over the burl wood. Gives a nice outer space feel.
I'm going to cast some more and probably put some up for sale. I'll probably turn some into spheres as well. Hopefully, I can keep them away from the kids and offer them for sale.
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