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Mold Making Progress

Post by J6Studios » Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:29 pm

So the sculpt was done, now comes the mold making. Here is the progress so far. I'll make the other side tomorrow, then start to make some resin rotocast versions.

I'll probably end up doing them solid but my friend has a rotocast machine and I want to try it out.

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Post by Lou Pimentel » Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:38 pm

oooooooooooooo nice Jester.
I like what to did so taht the two halves register correctly.
very slick. I wanna do stuff like this so bad.
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Post by Dr. Pham-Croki » Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:24 am

Nice...... Very cool man......mold looks very clean!!!

Show us the final results.....

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Post by J6Studios » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:50 pm

Thanks guys!

Got the second side done! It de-molded fine with no damage to the sculpt.
You notice the other half is blue. We used a quick cure catalyst so I could try to prep for casting later today.

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Post by Scratch » Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:29 pm

did you forget your pour spout and venting holes? :)

looks nice and clean!

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Post by J6Studios » Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:36 pm

No, I cut a plug out because the first ones will be rotocast. It's easier to not mold a spout, then cut one that way it's a perfect fit when you plug it back up.

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Post by coffeekid » Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:38 pm

I'm not familiar with molds or how to create any type of toy, but the mold alone looks tight by design!!!

I can't wait to see the sculpt completed!

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Post by J6Studios » Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:42 pm

OK, here is the first rotocast. The original sculpt is on the left. I'll get more pics later today once I make a few more. I'll also take a pic of the mold plug etc...

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Post by NICBROWN » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:01 pm

I JUST WANT A BLANK ONE ALL TAGGED UP...LOL..
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Post by Scratch » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:17 pm

Nice! Came out great for a first shot especially! Using a super quick set resin?

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Post by iliketoplay » Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:31 pm

Very cool. I was looking into building a rotocast machine a while back, but never thought to try it on resin.

How are you painting them? By hand, pad printing?
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Post by mazdiggle » Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:34 pm

that's really cool...i love the process pics.

would like to see more pics of the casting process if at all possible.

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Post by Jaguar Nono » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:03 pm

Great Work Man, Looks awsome.
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Post by J6Studios » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:17 pm

Scratch wrote:Nice! Came out great for a first shot especially! Using a super quick set resin?


Thanks. The resin I used was Smooth-Cast 320. I also did 2 colored ones in green and red. I used the Smooth-Cast 325 which is amber.

I'll post a few more pics in a minute. I'll paint them by hand but now I have to come up with a cool design. :rock:

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Post by motorbot » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:23 pm

wow this is awesome. you're making me want to start making my own toys. i might have to hit you up for some pointers.
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Post by wtfunks » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:27 pm

ahh these are effin sick!

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Post by wing_clipper » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:29 pm

cool to see this process.
good luck on your DIY!!

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Post by J6Studios » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:35 pm

Hey thanks! This is really fun to do and it's not so hard either.

Here are the 2 colored ones using the tinted amber resin. The second pic is back lit from outside and really shows the color off. These have not been cleaned up yet. There's a small line where the molds comes together but it can be sanded off pretty easy.

You can control where the line is when you add the clay for the initial molds.

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Post by melek_taus » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:43 pm

Dude, Jester... This is gonna be the sickest toy ever! Cute AND evil. I really like the first rotocast version you posted. Looks amazing. And the blue and amber ones look tight as well. Especially with the backlight.
How can I get some of these little guys?

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Post by J6Studios » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:57 pm

Scratch wrote:did you forget your pour spout and venting holes?


Here is the pour spout. When it is rotocast, I put the plug in. There is a small hole drilled in the plug so that some of the heat can vent.

Apparently the resin gets hot and expands. The hot air would bulge the mold if it couldn't escape. The heat and a little resin goes out the hole.

You have to put a little zip lock bag around the plug when you rotocast it so it will catch the resin. If not, the resin will fly around the room.

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I have no clue about selling these yet. I want to make some and do the packaging first. If they turn out like I want them to, I'll post something up.

I hope to have a final piece painted and packaging to show people at comicon.

And thanks again for the comments! I really appreciate it.

-J->

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Post by Lou Pimentel » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:03 pm

thanks for sharing these pics with us Jester, I know they are a huge help to me.
Ive been wanting to do something like this for a while. Even took a one day class last year, but after seen what you just did it makes me want to make something RIGHT NOW!!!

Best of luck, I hope it all works out for you.

-lou
PS: that red one looks sickkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk with the back lighting.
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Post by rustedhalo » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:17 pm

WOW! I'm with motorbot on this one...wanting to look further into producing my own figures. I have a couple of ideas. These look awesome, and I'll have to keep base with you so I can make sure and hit you up at SDCC. Great work...can't wait to see more.

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Post by agg » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:34 pm

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