Was doing a 3 part Matrix Mold for @hexmortis for their Warhammer40K helmet build, here it is all Clayed up and waiting for first shell.
TIP: The placement and shape of registration keys is incredibly important, they should both hold the silicone in the shell (despite gravity's best efforts), and also be able to come free. I've found that being slightly obsessive with how clean & sharp my keys are make a huge difference in more complex molds like this.
A TON of restoration work went into this piece to build up the areas that details had been lost and getting this to look like an ancient Greek marble statue. I resculpted nose, eyebrows, mouth, pectorals, stomach, hands and arms.
This 4 ft Zeus Replica statue was 3D printed for a local museum and the original artist didn't realize you were supposed to clean up a 3D print before painting it (and when told aggressively sanded it to the point of losing up to 1/2" depth in certain areas).
HUGE Thanks to my helpers who pulled some long hours and helped keep me sane on this short deadline! @sarandipitousrex @hazmua @athenaMcNutt @KentMillican
Design by 3DPtree
Printing by Stratusys
I was playing with the colors on the grips of my Witcher Swords and finally found a mix I'm happy with for the second one (bottom) I loved the paint mix sheen and glow Ive been using on the top grip (Vallejo: hint of gold, in mix of reds and browns) and had felt the other handle which is a brown without red in the game just didn't feel right. Finally had the idea to add bronze in there and Bingo! Just what it needed.
Super pleased with the results. (apologize for the super light pic, was trying to get it to show the deeper tones).
A 3-part Matrix Shell Mold I did for @hexmortis in the spring for a really awesome Warhammer 40K helmet design they'll be selling.
Quick Run through of steps :
-Clay up positive 1" thick all way around and add keys (after wrapping original to keep clean).
-Make mold wall shims with registration keys where mold parts will separate.
-Make fiberglass outer shell over clay leave a pour spout open. Do the same for the other 2 parts.
-Open up and clean out clay for one silicone section, pre-drill small air escape holes all over, pour in silicone. Repeat for the other 2 sections.
-Clean out clay and model!
Ready for rotocasting!
Had fun demo-ing airbrush painting for a Death Claw Skull tonight on @makingitup_atl Twitch channel. They're finalists in the Twitch Costume contest in CA happening later this month so check out their awesome T-60 Power Armor and the show on www.twitch.com/makingitupatl
Axe Handle details- Cast Resin and Leather.
The handle was sculpted to have wood grain texture before molding and a painted faux finished to have the variegated multicolored patterns. Then I weathered the surface of the "wood" as well as the leather wrappings to appear worn, dirty, and well used like any proper viking weapon. 😁