Well I got one side on! God knows if the box will open now. It doesn’t look hopeful if I’m honest…
I used steel rod in the centre and cut a slightly larger hole about 1cm in from one end to add wooden dowel. Acts as a stopper, but the actual hinge is very strong inside.
We will see what happens on Monday… Fingers crossed.
I also sculpted a quarter of the metal inner ring today from plastelline.
And made a mould just from gluing plastic around the shape.
Filled with silicone…
That is another thing to wait until Monday for. To see if the silicone sets properly. It was behaving rather strangely when I left today, sort of setting on the top and not at all underneath. Roll on Monday
So this is just a jumble of images from today.
finished carving out all the box edges:
Realised I hadn’t done the compartment lids for inside the box. So I completed that part today. Just needs casting tomorrow
Got these little guys cast
This is everything I have achieved so far!
Feel like I’m getting there. 🙂
Today I finished off the last, straggly, little bits of sculpting.
Then I made the wooden boxes around my sculpts for the silicone to go in…like so…
It’s important to fill all the little gaps in with plastelline, or any oil based clay, before pouring the silicone in. (Obviously because it will seep out if you don’t)
I wasn’t quite so hardcore when I made the figures little ‘houses’. Cheated a bit and glue-gunned it all together. But hey it works.
Made sure they didn’t float straight to the top by glueing a pin to the bottom of each ‘house’ and shoving them on to it.
Awww all tucked in.
So that’s today’s effort. If anyone has any advice or questions, feel free to comment 🙂
Can’t wait to see if it’s all worked tomorrow!
So I’m nearly there with the sculpting!