Lead "Balls of Death" Mold

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Kyl, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Kyl

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    I started working on the "Balls of Death" Mold. It's coming along pretty good so far.<br>I have only carved out one cavity of the mold so if I screw it up I've got two more tries.<br><img src="http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/2294/ballsofdeath2.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. Bill Hays

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    Very cute!<br><br>Like an assassin who signs his bullets so there's no doubt about who did the deed.
     

  3. Oldschool

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    Wow! That is a very cool idea!
     
  4. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    I was logged out when I first seen this yesterday,and was in a rush, but I was thinking VERY COOL lol, also, how do they fly I would like to know... perhaps try them out with the new rifle compared to the orange lead, for accuracy purposes.
     
  5. Kyl

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    Thanks guys. I haven't tried them yet but I but they fly like crap. Prolly about as good as an acorn. Good for about 30 feet then whizzzz off like a spit ball. but they look cool though??Ha. I will definitely try them out in the "Heavy Barrel".
     
  6. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    hehe :d I can't wait <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
     
  7. RobertP

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    I like these, and the idea. For a more true flyer not sure how hard this would be to pull off. But, have the skull imprinted on the ball vs having the ball shaped like the skull. Similar to this <a href="http://static.zoovy.com/img/tikimaster/W640-H480-B8e7a47/K/kng_21048_14.jpg" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://static.zoovy.com/img/tikimaster/W640-H480-B8e7a47/K/kng_21048_14.jpg</a> Just a thought. These still look awesome though.
     
  8. JoergS

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    I don't think they will be that bad in flight. I even use semi wadcutter .44 bullets, very accurate and powerful.
     
  9. Cuthbert Allgood

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    they should fly great. they will be heavy enough to not be effected by air resistance.<br>you should sell some of those. I would love to own a few for personal use.<br>we could always do a trade
     
  10. Kyl

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    Thanks for the votes of confidence. I will continue carving the gang mold until I can cast 3 skulls at once. Then when I get the "Heavy Barrel" shooting good I can perform a definitive accuracy test. <br>Also, when I get the gang mold finished and a big batch made up, I'd be happy to sell/swap/trade.
     
  11. Ryan Wigglesworth

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    I would maybe trade something for some of these, just for the novelty I guess, I'm not too sure if I want to shoot them tho! Maybe just for display purposes, make a slingshot shrine lol
     
  12. VARG

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    LOL Nice one Kyl, there great!
     
  13. CEZ

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    Hi Kyl, did you test them yet? I really like the idea but think it would affect accuracy too much so here's my approach<br><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=34&u=16959850" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/16/95/98/50/2011-134.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br>Ahmed-the-dead-terrorist ball!<br><br><br>It's a 17mm lead ball, the carving is quite shallow but visible. Now I will order some fireproof plaster and make a mold with an imprint of this ball. Not really sure how good the scull will come out on that but I guess that since plaster molds have been used for quite some time now for copying sculptures it's not as crazy as it sounds! I've read this plaster is alright for hot lead and heck, even if it breaks in some time it won't be very hard do do another mold:)<br><br><br>What do you guys think?
     
  14. Kyl

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    I have tested them and they shoot fine. After much thought and internet research I think the easiest and cheapest way is to stamp the skull onto the ball with this.<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Skull-Crossbones-Punch-Stamping-Metal/dp/B0045VQBF8" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Skull Punch</a>
     
  15. CEZ

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    Yeah, that's not a bad idea but still I will try doing my own mold since I don't have one and it will come out much much cheaper than buying one from the UK+shipping... and I can't even imagine my joy if the imprint does come out well!
     
  16. CEZ

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    <a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=40&u=16959850" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/16/95/98/50/2011-139.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=41&u=16959850" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/16/95/98/50/2011-140.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><br>It kinda works, now I will do a mold with several balls and sizes! The imprint is not breath taking probably because I wasn't able to heat up the lead well enough but still I'm pretty damn happy with having my own scull marked ammo:)
     
  17. JoergS

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    Kinda works? Looks perfect to me. Great job!
     
  18. CEZ

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    Thanks Joerg, it aint bad but I imagine I could do it much better if I wasn't so excited about doing it and rushing it as I did. Plaster proved a forgiving material against my haste though, I think I have done exactly everything opposite to what I was taught in pottery class <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  19. Kyl

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    Awesome man! Great job. <br>I like the little studs (pain nipples) around the skull. How big? I think that you can get some kind of silicon rubber material that can withstand the heat of molten lead. It's supposed to last a long time.<br><a href="http://www.eagerplastics.com/rtv325.htm" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">(silicone rubber lead mold</a>)<br><a href="http://www.amtcomposites.co.za/news-mpc-sr.html" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">(RTV Silicone pewter mold</a>)<br><br>Rock on man.
     
  20. CEZ

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    I couldn't find fireproof silicone so I'll stick with plaster for now, it's cheap as dirt and you can sculpt and refine it after the mold. My biggest problem is actually the lead melting process, today I spilled it all over table, my favorite lighter and floor.. Any ideas how to handle that without expensive equipment?