Customs: Head molding, first attempt

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  1. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    First sorry about the grainyness of the pic. Crappy camera.

    Did a mold of a beat up Side Swipe head I used for my Kup kitbash that I have since destroyed. I think the mold itself turned out pretty well. Not sure what I'll use it for but tomorrow I'm going to try making a few Meister and Override heads.
     
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    How do you mold stuff found the resin at hobby lobby but have no idea on how to use it
     
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    Looks great mate :thumb 
    If it's not too much could we get process pics next time pls?
     
  4. Wreckgar

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    Process? No problem.

    1 - Cut off a chunk of Super Sculpty
    2 - Press in original head
    3 - Peel out original head carefully so as to not destroy any details.
    4 - Bake head mold.
    5 - Let cool
    6 - Take more clay
    7 - Press in mold
    8 - Cut out access clay around edges
    9 - Bake head

    The whole thing is actually pretty easy. You just need to be careful when peeling out the mold so nothing gets ruined. Today I'm going to try making a full head buy making a front and back mold.

    As for the hole in the bottom. Drill.

    Now the front was the only modeled part. The back is actually a flat surface and I used a sander to round out edges and an exacto to put some detail lines.
     
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    Cool thanks!
    Looking forward to pics of your next one!
     
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    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Or get some http://www.allumilite.com/ rubber molding compound and resin. You'll get the highest results possible. That stuff works far better than sculpy.
     
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    Nice!:thumb 
     
  8. JunkionExchange

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    Link doesn't work :( 
     
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    whoops forgot to ask does this method work using 2 part resins also?
     
  10. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    I saw that stuff in the store but it said it doesn't dry out and can be reused. Thus meaning it can be resculpted easily and may not keep shape.

    But I can try it
     
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    Let us know I for one would be really interested
     

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