A filmed procces of my art toys.
Step 1: Sketching, Sketching, Sketching...
Step 2: Sculpt
After founding the right shape on 2D Sketches, I started sculpturing and looking for the 3D right shapes, using industrial clay and sculpy.
Step 3: Baking!
Satisfied with my 3D shapes, the next step was baking them, so that the material will become stiff and won't be flexible anymore.
Step 4: Fixing
After the parts were stiff, I could have made little fixing work with some putty, filing and gnawing, using car filler and propoxy.
Step 5: Preparing the Prototypes to Pattern Mold.
I've created boxes made of kappa board, and placed the bodies inside the boxes on plasticine in a distace of about half inch.The plasticine was covering the body up to it's parting line.
Step 6: Molding Sillicone to Create the Patterns.
First, I've casted sillicone on the bodies. I used a very flexible sillicone (MAX 10) which was ready 24 hours after the cast. Then, I've turned over the boxes, opening the bottom, and took put the plasticine. I used separating spray on the prepared side of the mold, so that when I've casted the next side on it, it haven't stick together.
Step 7: Polyurethane Injection.
For the injections, I uded polyurethane smoothcast 300, which is a komponanti dialog material.. After mixing the materials togeher, the reaction between them, which taked a few minutes, makes a hard and stable plastic. I used a simple syrine to push the material inside the molds. The bodys have got out from the molds with extra part pieces which will be cutted off at the next step.