Getting the (Plastic) Ball Rolling
As many of you following TFM’s progress will know, Ed has been slaving away like a mad scientist in the pursuit of the elusive spin castable plastic. The final product is now ready, and we will be releasing the first box sets very soon.
Spin casting plastic is a bonkers idea, and only Ed has managed to pull it off – and I mean Ed really is the only person in the whole world to have achieved this! This new spin casting plastic technique is exclusive to TFM, and the material is called ‘Trollcast’.
Trollcast is a hard (75D) plastic, that is highly heat resistant. At 320F Trollcast will soften, but it will not be damaged (so you could heat, bend, drop in water and reposition it – but you’d have to be careful are these temps).
Trollcast has natural impact resistance, and will not shatter when dropped (or nick like resin). If a thin bit does break, it will snap off clean; which allows for an easy repair. Trollcast is easy to cut, sand, and carves very well even though it’s so hard. To glue Trollcast together we recommend Cyanoacrylate (super glue).
All commercial miniature paints seem to work well. Trollcast can be spray primed or painted on directly.
Edit – 24 June 2012: New Trollcast demo vid