Parts breakdown,I will be casting 29 part. There are 7 springs to be made or borrowed.
3d printed parts from a solid CAD drawing. Scale .375.
Full size to study. (this is my first pistol so I need help)
Lower gun is a Russian made 1/2 scale 1911. All parts appear to have been machined ..no castings.
Brass logo inlaid into butter board model. Model is attached to mother board ready to apply clay parting lines.
Clay used to set parting line.
First half of mold .
First half removed from the mother board.
Removing clay to prepare for second half of RTV pour.
All clay removed,RTV has a mold release applied to prevent 2nd pour from sticking to RTV.
Mold removed from frame and opened up to remove the master.
Injecting wax into mold for the slide.
Waxes showing scale of my project.
Each casting requires a wax.
Waxes for 39 parts.
Waxes ready to invest.
Flask to be used in vaccum casting parts.
Trigger and bow with misc. parts.
More castings,white material is the investment.
First test castings of receiver and slide.
Gun with a few other projects.