The Ice King's Crown

It's my take on the Ice King's crown. For the "gold" part, I first tried gluing plastic paint buckets together, but they were too thin. I ended up covering the outside of one bucket in Bondo and then cutting in the peaks with a jeweler's saw. For the jewels, I cut a positive mold for each one out of a scrap of cutting board, then pressed them into clay to make a negative mold. Then I mixed up some casting resin and red dye and cast the jewels. They were epoxied onto the crown before I locked them in with Bondo bezels.

If I were to do it again, I would use a more acute conic shape and make the peaks taller. I might also use fiberglass-reinforced Bondo and try a different gold paint. If I'm real adventurous I'll cast the thing out of scrap aluminum.

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Kiteman4 years ago
No instructable??

JamesRPatrick (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
Nope sorry. I was in a hurry to get this one done and it took 3 tries before I got the technique figured out. I might make an improved one in the future though.
Goodhart4 years ago
Next time, if you haven't already, you could do an ible too :-)