Saturday, September 20, 2008

Clone Wars

So the second half of the mold got finished and I just made a fast plaster cast to check if there are any annoying seems or problem zones, but everything works as planned. Please note that the plaster I used is not really made for casting in closed molds, so the air bubbles are only a plaster problem. The final cast won't have any (hopefully).

Monday, September 15, 2008

Silicone Valley

Oh what a wonderful day - first half of the silicone mold is complete and quite perfect. No air bubbles, no ugly holes and the cleanup on the master model is minimal.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Draw the line

Starting with the real inner mold now - a brief summary:
  • Half of the placeholder-clay removed
  • Tinfoil got replaced with cling film and most of it got removed (could also work without any covering, but I don't want to spend hours for cleaning the gnomes butt)
  • Final parting line sculpted - "accuracy" is today's keyword here
  • Mother-mold closed and filled with lovely silicone rubber
Hopefully everything works as planned... we'll see tomorrow.

Operation Mothermold: Completed

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Mighty Morphine TinFoil Bondage Gnome meets the Iron Clay Maiden

A quite early shot, but my batteries gave up, so more pics will follow tomorrow. The outer plaster-shell is curing (and maybe a bit too solid... like... 40mm thick...)

The clay will be removed later - only a placeholder for the silicone rubber.

Rubber Gnomes and Spongebob

Just a little quick'n'dirty update here:
The silicone rubber and the plaster for the mold finally arrived *cheers*
I already did some testing with the silicone and everything seems to work out pretty well.
Build of the matrix-mother-mold will begin today - I've never done that before, but I guess I'll figure out how to make it work.