Loading
InicioBlogsArtículo #30074Comentarios

Comentarios • What are GK made of?

  • ‹ AnteriorFirst12LastPosterior ›
    20 comentarios
  • 0pt
    kyoshinhei (hace 1 año) #14560079Thanks, I like them very much too.
    The only thing that bothers me is that Koyama is a bit off-scale compared to the other two, they should have made her a bit smaller.
    Can't blame Platz, Koyama is really a buxom girl. I can tell by watching Girls und Panzer.
    hace 1 año
    0pt
    Ruttsu (hace 1 año) #14566302View spoilerHide spoilerI know what you mean, I'm almost in the same situation, when I need hobby tools or products I have to order them from Spain or other EU countries.
    I used to order Alumilite from the US before the laws forbidding liquids on airplanes, they have a big selection for casting resins and mold making products www.alumilite.c... and it seems there's a supplier in your country:
    HO DE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V.
    COL ROMA, NORTE-MEXICO D.F.
    55-5399-5196
    VENTAS@HODEMEXICO.COM
    Thanks. I have also used Aluminite in the past also; it is good although it's a little expensive, but it definitely have some good applications. Mexico city is quite far from where I live (like 10 hours driving), and USA is just a couple of hours driving and I can buy Aliminite in a Hobby Lobby. ;)
    hace 1 año
    0pt
    Ruttsu as Ruttsu
    naisor (hace 1 año) #14565622I understand, and I know. I have lived in Japan. I have gone to several WF's and events. I have talked to the people making those GK's. They'll often use specialized products because, well, they're ready to use and they're at hand and they don't need to learn anything else if it's right there to use; I have used Mr. Cast in the past too.
    The problem is, I don't live in Japan anymore. Those resins are labeled as dangerous material and no service that I know will ship them to my country. I believe other people will have a similar problem, so they'll need to look for an equivalent locally. That's why I'm just giving a little specification of what those resins are and that the main thing they'll be looking for when equivalents are around is specifically polyurethane resin with a certain range of shore hardness index.
    Actually, that isn't even available in my country. I have to literally drive to the USA in order to buy it myself. It's the adventurous part of the hobby. ;)
    I know what you mean, I'm almost in the same situation, when I need hobby tools or products I have to order them from Spain or other EU countries.
    I used to order Alumilite from the US before the laws forbidding liquids on airplanes, they have a big selection for casting resins and mold making products www.alumilite.c... and it seems there's a supplier in your country:

    HO DE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V.
    COL ROMA, NORTE-MEXICO D.F.
    55-5399-5196
    VENTAS@HODEMEXICO.COM
    hace 1 año
    0pt
    Ruttsu (hace 1 año) #14563109View spoilerHide spoilerYou're right, but the resins I mentioned are formulated to have low viscosity for easier pouring, more elasticity so that it's less brittle when fully cured, and some like Wave's generate less heat when curing and are less smelly, all to make the casting process easier and more "enjoyable", that's why I think circles probably use major hobby brand's resins, but it's possible that many circles will use other resins that better suit their needs (and their wallets) :)I understand, and I know. I have lived in Japan. I have gone to several WF's and events. I have talked to the people making those GK's. They'll often use specialized products because, well, they're ready to use and they're at hand and they don't need to learn anything else if it's right there to use; I have used Mr. Cast in the past too.

    The problem is, I don't live in Japan anymore. Those resins are labeled as dangerous material and no service that I know will ship them to my country. I believe other people will have a similar problem, so they'll need to look for an equivalent locally. That's why I'm just giving a little specification of what those resins are and that the main thing they'll be looking for when equivalents are around is specifically polyurethane resin with a certain range of shore hardness index.

    Actually, that isn't even available in my country. I have to literally drive to the USA in order to buy it myself. It's the adventurous part of the hobby. ;)
    hace 1 año
    0pt
    Ruttsu as Ruttsu
    naisor (hace 1 año) #14541143<snip>...so whatever is 50-70D, in my opinion, is fairly workable as a GK.You're right, but the resins I mentioned are formulated to have low viscosity for easier pouring, more elasticity so that it's less brittle when fully cured, and some like Wave's generate less heat when curing and are less smelly, all to make the casting process easier and more "enjoyable", that's why I think circles probably use major hobby brand's resins, but it's possible that many circles will use other resins that better suit their needs (and their wallets) :)
    hace 1 año
    0pt
    Bayuro (hace 1 año) #14559967Off topic, nice resin figures from Platz. I wish I can afford to buy some. I still stuck with plastics from Tamiya and Dragon models.
    Thanks, I like them very much too.
    The only thing that bothers me is that Koyama is a bit off-scale compared to the other two, they should have made her a bit smaller.
    hace 1 año
    0pt
    Off topic, nice resin figures from Platz. I wish I can afford to buy some. I still stuck with plastics from Tamiya and Dragon models.
    hace 1 año
    0pt
    GKs are well.. made from "G" and a "K"... no? Ok ill just go back into my little corner now
    hace 1 año
    0pt
    kyoshinhei (hace 1 año) #14548016Dream resin? You mean hashish? ^^
    Well, all of us collectors know that PVC figures, and GKs too, can be addictive...
    hace 1 año
    0pt
    Shaolan-kun (hace 1 año) #14539822Dreams.
    Tenmashi (hace 1 año) #14546967Hope and dreams.

    Dream resin? You mean hashish? ^^
    hace 1 año
  • ‹ AnteriorFirst12LastPosterior ›
    20 comentarios
Figures Online Store