Monday, March 31, 2014

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 12

I am still designing the plaster production molds for the feet. I believe in taking my time with this part of the process. Even if I take my time, I still might get it wrong the first time. There are no step-by-step photographic instructions for molding these feet. I must figure it out as best as I can. After all the time I have put into this doll so far, there is no need to start rushing the process now. Click on any image to enlarge it.

Should I make single molds of each foot, or double molds of two feet? The things I am trying to figure out are: how are the mold pieces withdrawn from the casting, and how will pouring the excess slip back into the slip jar be done? Do I want to make the feet solid, or should some parts be hollow (such as the ball joint)? For hollow feet, where is the best place to place the spare? How thick should I make them?

I made two designs for the double molds. It looks like the top double mold might be easier to remove the mold pieces from the castings.

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