|All-Metal Circa 1898 USS Holland Model Submarine [message #56067] Sat, 27 October 2012 21:57 UTC
I am new to the forum and have a few questions. Please excuse my lack of 3-D printing knowledge .
I am proposing to build 6 all-metal USS Holland submarine model kits in 1/12th scale ( 54" Length ).
The fittings will be cast in silicone bronze, using the lost wax casting method. The fittings will consist of turrets, hatches, bollards, propellers, etc. I would like to use the 3-D printed models to make RTV moulds for moulding the wax models. The wax models will then be invested into a ceramic stucco moulds for casting the silicon bronze parts.
What is the best procedure and plastic material for my method ? I would like to have the highest resolution and semi-durable for the RTV moulding process.