I do NOT reccomend this clay at ALL! I either added too much water, or this is very bad and hard to work with clay! The raptor was a failure and when I stored the rest of the clay, (following the instructions) it dried!
Post by Supersaurus on Jul 30, 2010 17:03:32 GMT -5
Depends on the figure type. A Stego for example would be very complex to mold as a single piece, so for most species, multiple piece molds would be neccessary. What do you intend to make the final/cast figure in?
I am using something that dries, maybe that DAS clay. If I add more water, then it will be like plaster...right? Well the figures I wat to mould are: a herd of parasaurolophus on a base. Maybe 5 or 7, they would be in an arc- shape like in JP when they were at the lake. Others include: Brachiosaurus, Half- submerged brachiosaurus, a tyrannosaurus rex in a neutral pose, a sick triceratops, A standing triceratops with baby attatched to base, a stegosaurus herd of e or four travel8ng one way, all on one base, and last, one base with about 10 gallimimus stampeding. I didn't make these, but this is my list for my very miniature Jurassic Park set.
Where did you get 1" by 1" figures like this? It sounds to me a much better and easier method to make rubber molds so you can cast resin copies to paint. If you could show me some pics of these models, it'll be easier for me to help you further.
A rubber mold is flexible and more durable so wil last a lot longer for doing multiple casts. Anything like air-drying clay or plaster will likely get damaged trying to free it from your original or casts.
Then leave the legs off and mold them as separate pieces. This will make life easier. Make sure the joins of the sculpted parts are clean and align correctly, then create a mold for each individual part. A T-rex for example would be divided into: Head & neck, body, tail, legs and arms. If it's a large model, you might want to consider also dividing the hands, feet and second half of tail as well as mouth palettes.
Post by Supersaurus on Aug 13, 2010 16:33:55 GMT -5
Yes, but you will still need to find an open end in the mold (pour hole) for the resin somewhere. If you left the head and neck off and did that as a separate mold, you could pour the resin where the neck would attach to the body.