Cold Cast ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Badges

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After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and seeing this cool design for a promotional pin, I decided I needed to make both it and Yondu’s Ravager badge in real life.

I popped open Fusion 360 and modeled out the badges (including spending a good chunk of time searching for the perfect font). The 3D models can be purchased in my shop to print your own!

I did my initial test prints on my Dremel Idea Builder using Matterhackers PRO PLA. 3D Kits of each badge can be purchased from my shop that are just like these. But I didn’t want to stop there, I also wanted smooth, metallic versions.

As a test, I threw a little Rub n Buff on the test print and thought it look great (for a cheaper, easier version than a full on casting).

3D Resin Print of Guardians of the Galaxy Badge
3D Resin Print of Guardians of the Galaxy Badge. Photo by Will James.

Because I wanted to make a mold, and I wanted to try to conserve time and effort, I paid for 3D Resin prints through 3D Hubs to save myself some sanding and filling time. I really wish I had a resin printer because the pieces come out so clean!

Into the mold box it goes! I used Mold Star 16 FAST for the silicone molds. The mold box itself is just cut up foam core.

And here is the mold box and master for the Ravager Badge as well as the finished mold.

The finished products are made of Smooth Cast 325 resin, mixed with a tiny drop of black SO-Strong tint and brass Powder. The process is very similar to how I made my Voltron Challenge Coins (video below).  Final cold cast versions are now also up in my shop! They come both with and without a pinback depending on how you intend on using them.

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