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Tool Review
Brick Mould
Mould for making clay bricks
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by: Carlos Martin [ VARANUSK ]


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Description

The mould is a rigid rectangle of 17,5cm x 4,7cm made of methacrylate. It has 4x18 holes, that is, you can make up to 72 bricks at the same time.

Each brick is 7x3mm, which would be 24,5 x 10,5cm in real life, if we consider it to be at 1/35. There is also another mould from the same company for building bricks of 4x9mm

In Use

As you may expect, it is extremely easy to use. Just fill the holes with clay or filler, wait and remove the bricks.

I have tested it with milliput, and it worked fine but it would have been convenient to add some de-moulding help like talcum. As it is rigid, you can not bend or twist it to remove the bricks.
On the other hand, being rigid allows to build perfectly equal bricks, as the mould is not deformed when you fill the holes and will keep the shape over the time.

In my case I wanted the bricks to be slightly different, to be used as rubble, therefore I was not very careful when filling it, nor bothered to smooth the top and bottom sides.

For building walls you may want to level the surface and ensure the hole is full, to get identical bricks.

Conclusion

The mould allows to easily build bricks that can be used for walls or rubble. Apart from the drying time, filling and removing the bricks should be quite quick.
The material of the mould seems strong and durable. With a height of only 2mm, it can be easily stored also when not in use.
SUMMARY
Highs: Made of resistant material. Allows to build either identical or slightly different bricks
Lows: None noticed.
Verdict: An useful addition to a modeller's workshop, as it can produce endless bricks with little effort.
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  PUBLISHED: Oct 06, 2017
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 90.73%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.41%

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About Carlos Martin (varanusk)
FROM: SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, SPAIN / ESPAñA

My main interest is German vehicles and guns, and I like spending time researching the vehicle and the options for the camo once I have chosen a subject. Sometimes I go for specific and rare vehicles, of which only two or three photos are known so it takes me a lot of time to figure how everything w...

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Comments

Looks impressive Carlos. Do you have a price for it Carlos?
OCT 05, 2017 - 10:56 PM
Hello Pat, Yes, it is 12 euros plus shipping: LINK
OCT 06, 2017 - 01:27 AM
Thats bloody useful
OCT 07, 2017 - 03:11 AM
I personally prefer the silicone mold, cheaper and easier to use with the material I prefer for these jobs,plaster of Paris, however if you want to use putty and stuff tike that is the right tool
OCT 07, 2017 - 10:50 AM
I was just wondering about that as I too prefer to use plaster of paris for my dio bricks and wondered which would be easier to use: molds or this open guide. You'd think that with an open top and bottom you've got the advantage of ease of removal but that they might not be perfectly uniform in thickness depending on shrinkage. Still, something to consider, though it does seem pricey for what is a piece of plastic with uniform holes...
OCT 08, 2017 - 05:27 AM
$14-$15 plus shipping seems steep . but worth considering .
OCT 08, 2017 - 10:40 PM
i like to use the plaster of paris enough liquid so this kind of molds would be useless for me
OCT 09, 2017 - 10:19 AM
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