The bottom part of this two part mould has been made using Lego Bricks to form a nice box.
The heated O . M,was pushed into place,and the pattern,my little Sailor was forced down into it until his halfway point was reached. As this is a large figure I placed the whole bottom half of this mould in a washing up bowl, and covered the whole thing in boiling water. Then at my ease the work on shaping the edges around the figure was done using metal sculpturing tools,and round pin points were pushed into the O . M either side of the figure. These will be guiding points when closing the finished mould and will make sure it is guided into a perfect place just right ,and ready for casting up. I placed this finished half of the mould in the Fridge to Cool Off.
The Sailor is a garden ornament ,and usually he is stuck into a pot with bedding plants when Mrs B makes up the clay pots for extra colour in and around the five tiny courtyard gardens that surround our tiny Fiddlewood home.
I would like to cast Old George up too,because his bottom half got broken, but he`s still allowed in the garden.
I use oblong Lego Bricks too,because later when the mould is full and complete its hard to work the bricks lose to start with,but the longer ones give good leverage making the de-bricking process EASY!
The Little Sailor stands two and a half inches in height. He will along with others will be cast up using Dental Ceramic powder,and a Top Secret Ingredient ,that will make him well fit for outside use in the garden. Gee! I could cast Me some New Teeth! At 66 I ain`t got many left.
The top half of the mould being made last night,was left over night to really harden up. Then the Lego Bricks were removed.
Reminds Me of,Lolly Pop! Lolly Pop! A song from the 1960`s. MILLIE!
Top half is off,and the pattern is nearly out. Pop! He`s out.
The two part mould.
Held tight by clips this will be__________________
Perfect for casting up.Just got to pour the stuff in and then agitate it with a small brush to release trapped air bubbles . BB