naked mole rat process round two!

Posted by resonanteye on 05/19/2012

I woke up this morning with absolutely no knowledge about casts, molds, or anything

like that.

I had a stoneclay nakedmolerat, and a dream.
I also got: pam cooking spray, sculptamold, a jug of water, the oven on at 250 degrees, a fan, and the mole rat.I got: silicone caulk, glycerin, acrylic paint, a plastic spoon, a few bowls.

 

I also got aluminum foil, a towel to scrub my hands off, and a few extra things to scrape and mix with.

I mixed a bit of glycerin with a squirt of acrylic paint in a bowl, then added a TON of the silicone. I mixed it til it was consistent throughout, then sprayed my hands with pam and got them greasy, then I picked up the entire lump of silicone, and wrapped the mole rat in it, about 1/2″ thick.

I also made a silicone mold of  a monkey face toy, a cat and dog and rabbit face toy, all which happened to be 0n the table I was working next to.

the silicone set FAST. like, within twenty minutes it was solid. I cut a slit slong the back, and pulled out the mole rat.

it had made a perfect mold of him!

I mixed up sculptamold. the package says one-to-one with water, but that was too wet. I just kneaded enough water into it for it to be like dough. and then pressed it into the mold of the mole rat, filling it completely.

I let it stand for a bit, then put it into the oven at 200 degrees.

 

when I pulled it out, it came out of the mold easily…

the mole rats I made this way are very rough, the surfaces are really bumpy and uneven. I might sand them down a little bit tomorrow.

I’ve begun painting the smoother ones and the original I’d made the mold from. Part three of this epic project saga will be online late tomorrow night.

One Response to “naked mole rat process round two!”

  1. Jim said

    I love these tutorial posts of yours!

    Like

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