Papercube stairs and figure

Sculpted this recently for a friend. The basis was a 1/48 scale plastic figure by Dapol, which I cut and reassembled. It was then covered with Magic Sculpt epoxy putty, which is great because of how fine it is to mold and also sands easily.

Since my friend needed several equal figures, I made resin copies of the prototype. The following photo shows how I encapsulated it in plasticine, made a frame with stiff cardboard  and created a two part mold with room temperature vulcanizing silicone rubber.

Vaseline was used to create a barrier between the layers. I find that it works better than liquid vaseline and brand demolding sprays, besides being much cheaper.

 Here is a quick video showing the demolding of the prototype, once the rubber was fully cured:

An this is how it will be used. It is a paper model that can be found at Papercube and that is reminiscent of M.C. Escher's stairs:

More soon.


Paul´s Bods said...

Good idea.

Gowan James Ditchburn said...

Very cool idea thankyou for sharing it with us