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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mold Making Instruction: Creating A Mold Off A Portion Of A Yellow Jacket Mascot Sculpture

I was fabricating a one-of-a-kind yellow jacket sculpture a couple of months ago when I decided that I wanted a mold for the head which I had spent many,many, many hours working on. Since time and money was tight for this project a full mold was out of the question but because I really liked how the head had turned out I figured that if another yellow jacket mascot was needed, my having a head mold of this one would put me way ahead on building another.So what I did was release the entire head and about two inches below where the head joined the body. I then applied the silicone rubber, detail coat first followed by a thickened paste which was smoothed out. I then applied the fiberglass for a two part mold for waxes, resins, or plaster.

Once the mold was cleaned up and all the bolts drilled and fastened, everything was broken down and pulled away from the original and put away for future use. Once I thoroughly cleaned the head area,I went back to finishing the mascot sculpture like before.

The final mascot sculpture can be seen above in my banner and at Snarlingcrow Studios website.

Look for complete project progression photos of this mascot sculpture at a later date.

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