Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Just a quick update.

I just started a new job last month so I've been too preoccupied to get any sculpting done lately.

The Ninja Turtles sculpt are currently in England being prepared for casting by Craig and Dale over at Critical Mass Games. It's a private commission between me and Craig, so please don't bother them directly about the Ninja Turtles casts.

Though you should definitely check out their awesome 15mm Sci-Fi game and figures :)

Here's some pics of the work in progress:

5 sets of master castings

All the master Moulds and the mdf to make five more of each as production moulds.  The only deviation from this is the Mould for the bo.  Which will be two production Moulds containing 3 staffs in each, this is to basically save rubber on such a tall thin piece.

Here are some pictures of them cutting the masters out of the Moulds.

From these they will make x5 master castings, clean them up and re Sprue them as before; this will then make x5 production Moulds and then they can begin production.

Notice the jagged cuts that will then make the key for the Mould. Also note the Moulds are not cut completely in two. They are only cut down to the furthest detail making a 'clam shell', eg for Leonardo it's the tip of the sword. This allows us to syringe resin right into the detail and allow the resin flow they push into the Mould to come back into main cavity (the air to flow out the Mould).

I'm really looking forward to getting the miniatures in my hands (hopefully) later this month.