The HC - casting call

by brae  

I need a rabbit for the HC.  How's that for a hint?!!  :D  I have this lovely wood rabbit I bought back in 2012 from artbase, but I don't want to alter the original for my purpose.

Using EasyMold Silicone Putty, I made a mold of the rabbit and let it be for a long time while working on other aspects of the build.  Who am I kidding, I was afraid it wouldn't work out and I would be stuck figuring out what to do!  haaaaaa

I'm using Alumilite Amazing Casting Resin, my first time using an opaque resin.  I followed the directions exactly, though I did mix too much for the pour.  I wasn't sure how to gauge the amount needed.  Watching it cure was fun.  :D

The result?  It turned out well considering my original mold was not that great.  You often can't tell you have a bad mold until you cast something in it.  But, the resin is sandable, and I did not want to start over.  This cast would work well for my purpose since it looked more hand carved than the original.  Here's one of the flaws from the mold before I sanded it smooth.

The instructions recommended painting right away, but the acrylic brown I used did not want to stick. I washed the paint off and then used a spray primer.  The paint adhered to the primer without issue.  Pretty great for a maiden voyage, and it works well for my purposes.  :]

Hmm...I kinda want a chocolate bunny now.  haaaaaaaaaa


Comment from: Pat [Visitor]
You are so clever!
09/16/18 @ 08:26
Comment from: Elizabeth S [Visitor]
It's a very good casting Brae, so does this mean that your HC is going to be a Rabbit neighbour for Gustav?
09/16/18 @ 08:44
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
Hmm... I'm feeling very dense this morning so I'm not getting the hint. All I can think of is Peter Rabbit. Don't ask me why. I like how your rabbit turned out. But I agree... a nice dark chocolate bunny would hit the spot...
09/16/18 @ 09:57
Comment from: Wendy [Visitor]
Was it just the colour that you wanted to change?
09/16/18 @ 16:11
Comment from: brae [Member]
I know I give only strange hints until the big reveal. :))

Yes, all I wanted was a darker color, but I couldn't bring myself to paint that beautiful wood original. :no:
09/16/18 @ 16:36

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