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Vikram the Werewolf by Sloas Vikram the Werewolf by Sloas
Poor Vikram. Sculpted in wax. This is a WIP shot. Once he was completed, I tried molding in silicone and casting in resin, but the mold was poorly done. I should've had a smaller piece for my first ever mold like that.. Learned a lot, and lost Vikram in the process.
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Parapsychologist Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Vikram indeed! At least he is immortalized in this photo. RIP
lordborgoth Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
angelanovus Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor guy.

I hope you manage to get him rebuilt.
NINJAWERETIGER Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so cool!
Rothsauce Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Know exactly how you feel. Made a larger sculpt this past year out of Sculpey, and tried my first silicon mold. The mold was also poorly done, but the sculpt was salvageable and has been fixed.

Right now, re-adjusting for casting in multiple pieces and assembly. Hoping when I'm able to try this again next year the whole thing will go a lot smoother and be a success.
Sloas Dec 28, 2012  Student Artist
I think I'll probably end up doing his arms separately, too, once I get him rebuilt. I'm just not sure what would be best at adhering them together... I do hope that you,all be able to succeed, though!! Trying out these molds on your own is annoying. Especially when they don't work!
Rothsauce Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A two-part resin epoxy would work well. If you make the arms separate, make sure to add sturdy key holes so the arms will have an assembly point (not sure if you've done a piece with multiple pieces, my current project is my first and where I made the mistakes).

My biggest issue is not having a location with proper ventilation, or space. Makes the whole process tricky and frustrating!
Sloas Dec 29, 2012  Student Artist
Okay, I was wondering if I should forgo the "plastic cement" and just use the resin epoxy! The keyholes will be hard for me to do, probably. I'm so bad at precision things! And space is a big issue for me, too.. I can do the silicon in the kitchen, thankfully, but I have to do the resin elsewhere! It's hard working somewhere where you're not comfortable, too!
Rothsauce Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The epoxy is super smelly, but very strong stuff. A little goes a long way, even if it's a thinner coating and doesn't exactly mush out everywhere.

The key holes don't have to be very precise. They can be a bunch of half-circles or a square, so long as there is something to help line up the two pieces you'll be good.

Yeah, where I'm currently at, it's very difficult and uncomfortable to work on most my projects. Which really puts a damper on both mood and motivation!
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