View Full Version : What Is Castilene?
05-10-2005, 10:11 AM
I just have one question;
WHAT IS CASTILENE?
I know that is some kind of wax, is it possible
to paint with colors a castilene figure?
THANK`S IN ADVANCE
05-10-2005, 08:33 PM
I wouldn't recommend painting any kind of wax. It certainly wouldn't be permanent.
On the other hand, I'm not familiar with "Castilene". The ending "ene" is used to generate many new patentable names, and some of these products might be firable and permanent forms of clay. Anything that has been fired probably could be painted with success. The aesthetics would be a matter for personal judgement.
05-10-2005, 09:14 PM
thank you very much for your answer....
05-10-2005, 10:46 PM
I have used a product called castilene. The stuff I used was designed to sculpt like plastilene but is directly cast-able (in bronze or whatever via the lost wax process) like wax. It was not intended to be used as a final material (I suppose it would last like a wax).
It came in a variety of hardnesses. The stuff I bought was very hard, but modeled and cast well (like a very hard plastilene).
I hope this helps. If you want more info, I may be able to dig up the mfr.
05-11-2005, 08:34 AM
thank`s for the answer rickb...
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