Saturday, July 5, 2008

Sketchbot Prototype Sculpt - Phase 4

So, I'm upstate and have lugged all the materials with me to create the mold and pull some positives. The only problem is, I underestimated how much OOMOO 25 was needed for the mold! I ended up using two kits just for one side of the mold. I'll now have to wait until getting back to the city on Monday and visiting The Compleat Sculptor for more Smooth-On materials to finish the mold.

It's clear that I'll have to further machine the first resin pull, as the Sculpey is just too fragile at this point to continue working on, especially drilling holes for inserting ball-bearings as rivets. Additionally, I filled in the right hand so as to avoid a concave surface in the mold (I didn't want to undertake too complex of a mold my first time out). This will allow me to drill out a more accurate surface for holding the accessories.

As usual, more pictures up here on Flickr.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sketchbot Prototype Sculpt, Phase 3

Alright, finally getting to the sanding and smoothing stages. I've been doing quite a bit of tiny corrections, then re-baking, sanding, and repeat. There's still that minor crack in the bent arm that just wont take the filler - grrr. During the last bake I decided to do a Photoshop colour mock-up to visualize the final paint. I'm going to try and finish the detail work tonight so I can make a mold tomorrow. Then I'll pull a few resin positives over the holiday weekend. A few more pics up on Flickr.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

APW Gallery 16" Qee Exhibition

I stopped by APW Gallery last night to view the custom 16" Qee show on display. This was a smaller, more intimate show than usual for APW, and a welcome one at that. Hit the Flickr set for all the images, and please excuse the crappy iPhone quality.