This is deja vu all over again. I am using a small box lid and a Sharpie marker to outline the right oil-clay leg on a new piece of Melanine paneling that I am using as the build-up (4.125 by 15.25 inches). I raised my modeling stand all the way up so I could do this job without being bent way over. It was easier to do at almost eye level. Click on any image to enlarge it.
I made sure the armature wire was level with the build-up.
I braced the leg into position with some small pieces of Roma oil-clay.
Once I had the outline marked, all around the leg, I connected the dots, making sure that the line was to the outside of the marks. I want the cutout to be a little bit larger than the oil-clay leg.
I drilled a hole inside the outline so the blade from my hand-held jig saw could start cutting along the line.
This is the jig saw with the blade inserted in the hole.
This is the cutout. I had to fit the leg in the cutout, and file some places that were too tight. I keep trying the leg in the cutout until it fits.
This is the leg in the build-up, with Roma oil-clay filling in the spaces between the leg and the build-up. I was a little bit more generous this time. I do not want to lose another mold. The important thing about making mistakes is to try and learn from them.
I added some Roma oil-clay registration keys. I do not want to forget them again.
I clamped the coddles around the build-up securely. This leg is ready to be molded.
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