It is available in three consistencies (soft, medium & hard). Easily softened in sunlight, a microwave, 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. 40% lighter than Plastiline, Self supporting without armature. All grades are compatible; hard for armature and building up piece, add soft and medium for detailing and modeling. Soft is susceptible to dings and bruising.
- Models like clay and works like wax
- 40% lighter than Plastiline
- Can be melted down and poured
- Sulfur free
Working with Castilene
To begin soften with your heat source (heat lamps, hot boxes, heat guns, crock pots, Microwaves, (BE CAREFUL NOT TO SUPER HEAT IN MICROWAVE OR AIR BUBBLES MAY RESULT), hot water, or double boiler) Do not use direct flame. The melting temperature is 170 degrees F.
- Hard Castilene will remain malleable while working if kept warm by heat lamps.
- All general wax tools and wax carving methods are compatible with Castilene.
- Heat your tools prior to carving
- Chill Castilene to achieve optimum hardness for extreme sharp carving, detailing and burnishing.