Week 17 of 48
May 31, 2010
Mold! This week is all about mold making—probably a boring topic for the majority of you, but I was pretty psyched to both start and finish this mold in the last few weeks so I am going to share the whole process whether you like it or not! Now that the mold is complete, several rounds of casts will probably be necessary before a successful cast emerges, but I am ready to work for it. Mold making is such a long process, what’s a few more days to perfect the casting process?
prepping the plaster diamond for round one of polyurethane
I didn't want a pour spout so in order to make the mold in the round without a support, I had to make half at a time...
flipped over and polyurethane on the top half
back to the bottom half, prepping for part one of the plaster mother mold
the hydrocal sets so quickly I could only do small sections at a time... this is only 2 sections out of 5 needed to complete each half of the mother mold
first half of mother mold done but look at the mess! fiberglass, hydrocal, plasticine, polyurethane, etc.
prepping for second half of mother mold... not very professional looking!
second half of mother mold done... looks pretty wonky, but I think it just might work...
easily the most bad ass mold I've made to date
Still not done! There is a whole other set of steps to opening up the mold and preparing it for its first cast
All the parts opened, cleaned and ready to go! Wish me luck...