notice the filing cabinets. Those took a long time. A really long time. Now imagine the room covered with papers, cobwebs, and shit on the desk.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Here's the mold, it looks beautiful.
silicone mold gi 100. It's a really good mold silicone. When you mix it, you have to de air it by putting it in a vacuum chamber. Luckily my internship has one that they let me use.
There are ways to get around it that I haven't done but heard. Mainly painting on a detail layer. I've done that before with other silicone and it works well, I just haven't done it with this.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Have my sculpture ready to pour the mold. I gotta figure something out for the hands. In the neck of the body is a square brass tubing stock. In the neck of the head is also a square brass tubing that is one size smaller. It fits perfectly into the body. This way I don't need to make the whole body a two part mold. I've explained how to clay up a two part mold before in a previous post.
Also interesting is that on many of my previous posts I've gotten a lot of responses posted in chinese. I assumed that these were some weird kind of spam. Thanks to my friend Ying, I gotten some of them translated. Turns out they just inspirational quotes. Weird... Thank you people who are posting your kind words.