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« on: August 24, 2008 10:31:48 AM »

I made a clay model of a naked griffin thingy. Since clay contains sulphur I sealed the model with crystal clear after I finished sculpting it out. A face coat of silicone was applied with a brush to the clay model and let to set for 24 hours. I added a super thick coat of silicone once the face coat was cured to add strength. Since the silicone was still thin enough to be flexible I made a mother mold for it out of plaster. Afterwards I popped out all of the clay from the original model, destroying it in the process. Washed out the silicone mold and let it dry completely. Because urethane is very sensitive to water you want to make sure the mold is 100% dry before casting. I cast my mold with urethane and then painted it with acrylics and a sponge. The eyes and beak have a 2 part epoxy on them to make them shiny. 2 part epoxy is nice because it self levels which makes a nice smooth surface for eyes. I'm in the process of making a wing accessory since I forgot to add them to the original sculpt.

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008 10:36:26 AM »

That's amazing! Great job!
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008 10:42:50 AM »

^_^ Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008 11:35:25 AM »

That looks amazing!  I especially love the eyes, and the entire paint job is really good, too.  This rocks!!
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2008 12:22:12 PM »

Wow! You did an incredible job!

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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2008 03:16:38 PM »

amazingly fantastic I'm left in awe

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