I’ve started to get back into casting. I would love to sculpt some Galactaron related works, take some molds, and paint them up.
So this is something I’ve made for the release of the next album. First I sculpted the mask out of Fimo clay/sculpey, a rough sculpt, then I baked it. When it was finished, I took some very fine grain sandpaper (800 on up to 2000) and sanded it down to make it as smooth as possible. I hollowed out the back, made the edges of the holes more sharp, and continued smoothing it for awhile. After that I glued a little ring I made onto the back, and this is where I will attach a keychain.
I’ll make a mold out of silicone putty by pressing it around the sculpt. Let the mold cure, then mold the other half. Then I’ll have my mold and it will be awesome.
To get the final product I’ll pour in some aluminum mixed with resin. When it dries, I’ll take it out, buff it a little bit, then it will look like a cast aluminum keychain! It’ll be great. I think it will look quite beautiful and professional. I’m totally using this process for more things.
I’ve got the aluminum powder being shipped to me in the mail already: