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This is a weeping Angel I made, using clay to mold and finishing in Resin
 
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Step 1: Materials you will need:

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1) molding clay

2) liquid Latex

3) Resin

4) Paint

Step 2:

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I did alot of Sculpting, I used a picture of the internet to guide me.

Now to let you know, I am not a sculpter, I took a 6 week pottery course (1 hour P/W) about 20 years ago, do to be clear, I have NO skill at this.

Thekey here was using an oil based clay that is just for molding and does not dry, nor can it be cooked. the clay I used was Klean Klay

Step 3: Latex Mold

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we now need to do the Latex mold, for this I had to seperate the wings and make seperate molds for th body, this took about 7 coats of latex to do

Step 4: Hard cast

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now we need to make a hard cast for the Latex to sit in, here I coated the Latex in Modrock (it wont stick to the LAtex. BUT you have to do half, then when its loosely dry (after an hour) then add Vaseline around the edge, you can then add Modrock to the second hald. this will allow you to take the cast off in 2 halves

tou will need to leave the cast to dry for about 24 hours to harden fully

Step 5: Resin

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You can now remove the hard cast, and peel the Latex off the clay mold. you will lose the clay in the process, but that ok, its done its job.

Now place the Latec back into the Cast and tape around to keep it together, I used Duck Tape for this

I then made up a resin Mixture, I used Jesmonite, as its easy and harmless ( Fume free), but you could use anything, even plaster of Paris

After this is dry, I then removed the Cast, but had to gently cut the Latex Mold to not damage the Angel, I used a heated Stanley knife (heated under a gas stove) this cut through the Latex easily

Step 6: Final step - Paint

Final part is to paint it, I used a Grey car spray, unfortunately it wasnt the right grey, but the beuty is you can alsways respray, I may do that one day. voila!!
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Sci_Fi_Steve (author) 3 years ago
Thank you both, this is my first time of making something, and certainly my first time posting something on the web (that wasnt Facebook)!!

I really appreciate your comments :) BTW its only about 12" tall, as its standing on my garden table, its an allusion (unintended) of being a statue!!

I have a steampunk dalek underway at the mo, so looking forward to posting that soon
adyoung1625 days ago

how did you attatch the wings to the statue after pouring the resin?

OMG! this is so scary i hate those things after i watched the episode i took me about a week to stop making myself not blick
me too! I watched iit a couple of days ago....
lol =)
I have to keep watching, I can't blink or turn my back on it.
Who can help me!?!?!?!?!?!?
Biggsy3 years ago
Your a sick sick person.... I know several people including myself that if we saw this in a garden would cause us to loose all that toilet related controll it took us so long to get right!

haha

welldone

I love it :D
Don't blink.
uh-oh.........
Why can't we blink?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJT39M8Y2F8
Sci_Fi_Steve (author)  Teensy Doodles3 years ago
If you've blinked it's too late to answer that. Lol

Thank you biggsy for the link

Hi teensy doodle, welcome to my dr who craft world, nice to meet you :)
LOL Dr who
i second that. if my mum saw it she would keel over, out of all the aliens she is scared of this one lol we have two statues in our garden kind of like this but without the hands over the face and she looks out of the window one day and swore that it had moved lol she is not allowed to watch dr who againg haha
vampierwolf3 years ago
If I were you I would make so it was about to attack like this
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That's easy. You just look away... ;-)
Sci_Fi_Steve (author)  vampierwolf3 years ago
maybe next time, but I think the subtlty of hidining makes them more scary!!
I agree! They're way creepier like that
actually thats something no one would like to see when entering your garden xD
studiohq2 years ago
Really!?!?!

The scariest Monster ever made?!?!
Why?
I like sleeping at night, and your telling people how to make one....

Thanks dood....Thanks...................
antoman112 years ago
It looks awesome, nice job. It would be hilarious if you made a full sized one!
5/5
rorpen3 years ago
not many people will know what this is coz they dont show Dr Who in the US
Sci_Fi_Steve (author)  rorpen3 years ago
Hi Rorpen,

Nice to meet you :)

My understanding is that Dr Who has a massive following in America, and is on BBC America
Dr. Who isnt as popular in America, but we do watch it... and LOVE it! Nice angel! :D
I'm an American whovinian! Great instructable... Absolutely awesome! If ou had the time could you give me any suggestions for making the arms poseable?
platypus73 years ago
That which holds the image of an Angel, becomes its self an Angel.
Thats exactly what I was thinking!
urtlesquirt3 years ago
I LOOOVE THAT EPISODE OF DR WHO!!! I live in america where bbc is not that big, but top ger and dr who rule.
Spannerz3 years ago
Of all the Dr. Who monsters, these fellows really gave me the spooks. I mean outside, then "Who's watching it" Then they turn around and BAM D8 I literally jumped 5 metres in the air XD

Except afterwards they always show you the making of and the girls who acted as them were dancing and singing I was like "Well just ruin the whole effect won't you?"

Nevertheless, I might make this! ^^ Thanks!
i'm with you there, these angels gave me the heebie jeebies for sure!
Sci_Fi_Steve (author)  Spannerz3 years ago
Really excited to hear this. This was my first attempt at pretty much anything. All you guys have been so encouraging and I'm now looking forward to doing more. Please do give it a go, I would love to see it.

Thanks

Steve
I think I shall give this a go :D
But maybe a bit closer to Halloween... if I made it now it would collapse (too wet a climate ATM) but I might make it life-size >=]
Very impressive work, especially for a first time attempt.
Rhi-Rainbow3 years ago
I absolutely LOVE this
I think it's brilliant and can't wait to try it :)
xx
Sci_Fi_Steve (author)  Rhi-Rainbow3 years ago
Excellent, I'm so chuffed. If you have any questions, would be happy to help. I have more detail pics on my FB page if you wanna look there too, just look up sci Fi steve

Cheers
oweng40003 years ago
I want to attach the arms to servo motors and use Arduino to detect blinks, so that when someone blinked the arms would move.
Awesome. You probably wouldn't want it much bigger than 12" or you'd be too nervous spending time out in your yard!
Just as a precaution all my garden statues face each other. JUST IN CASE!!!!!!!
Same @_@
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