Castilene is a new sculpture and prototype modeling compound. It is available in three consistencies (soft, medium & hard). Easily softened in sunlight, under light bulbs or just by the heat of your hands. Casteline models like clay and works like wax. It can also be melted down and poured. This allows for easy manipulation. It is sulfur free and a favorite among many toy and prototype designers. Size: 2-1/2 Lbs approx.
Models like clay
Works like wax
Lightweight; 40% lighter than Plastiline
Self supporting without armature
All grades are compatible
Hard Grade used for armature and building up piece, as well as, sharp detail
Medium Grade used for detailing and modeling
Soft Grade works like clay and is more susceptible to dings and bruising
Castilene is compatible for use with silicones and other liquid molding rubbers
To Begin Castilene
Soften with a variety of heat sources including heat lamps, hot boxes, crock pots, microwave oven, hot water or double boiler. DO NOT USE A DIRECT FLAME. Avoid heating above 210 °F or air bubbles may result. Castilene can be melted and poured at 170-180 °F. The strength and light weight of Castilene allows sculpting without a wire armature in many cases.
Working with Castilene
Hard Castilene remains malleable while working if kept warm by heat lamps, warm water, etc. All three hardness are compatible with one another. Hard Castilene can be used as an armature and soft and medium Castilene can be applied on top. Wax tools and wax carving methods are compatible with Castilene. Heat tools before carving. Chill Castilene to achieve optimum hardness for high detail and burnishing.
Polishing and Finishing Castilene
Use any wax dissolving solution including Goo-Gone, De-Solv-it, d-limonene or Prepsol based products, mineral oils and terpenoids to smooth the surface and polish with a clean cloth. Castilene does not inhibit the curing of silicone rubbers. Castilene can be burned out for lost wax casting.