Friday, 11 November 2016

Sculpt & Cast - 2nd attempt at casting ...

I added some air vents to the mould,  the next pour yielded much better figures,
well for my first attempt I've awarded myself 7 out of 10; quite nice to make your own figures; there is much to do to improve the mould making process - problems:

- air bubbles in the silicon after setting, appear on the back of the casting
    --> put figures in plasticene base and create first half of mould on top - the bubbles rise up !
- lack of detail in some places on the figures
    --> need to improve the edge detail on aspects of the figure masters
    --> brush some silicon onto the figures before pouring
- air vents to be added at mould making time if possible
- pouring reservoir shapes to be improved

Made some basic mistakes, but that's part of the learning process.  I have sold some stuff on Ebay recently, so will buy another silicon mould kit; we'll see how things go from there.




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