Seeing as the awards are out and about now I see no problem with showing off how we made them.
must stress that neither Liam nor I were responsible for sculpting the
master, that was all our tutor Eddie's work - we just cast more and finished them! XD
made the silicone moulds before I got involved in the job but I taped
them up while he mixed each batch of resin so we had a nice little
production line going. Here's
two in the moulds just after pouring. The resin went off in about an
hour or two so we could get several batches done in quick succession if
we really pushed ourselves.
Fresh out of the moulds. Some came out better than others and we had a small pile of rejects left at the end.
this excess resin flashing had to be carved off and sanded before we
could get them painted up. It wasn't the most glamorous job but it had
to be done!
original had a really nice matte textured finish but sanding it down
obviously removed this so a thorough blast with the airbrush gave it a
nice texture again. I'm rubbish with the airbrush so Liam sorted out all
the painting. To be honest, he really did most of the work on this
project but casting and sanding was such a time consuming job that I came in
handy to share the workload!
were really nice to hold and you couldn't help but start practising
your Oscar acceptance speech whenever you picked one up. :P