This is my failed attempt at trialing a technique for setting a model in clear plastic (or glue)
WARNING: this instructable uses hot, molten glue, contact with this will cause horrific burns.
Step 1: Get Started
You will need:
- a model
- clear hot melt glue sticks
- a melting pot
- a stove top
Before you get going, shock the model fits inside the pot!
Then set your hob to a mid heat and put on the pot within the hot melt glue sticks.
Allow them to melt slowly, remember all materials have a flash point (a temperature at which the burst into flames) so be careful, we don't want to be making explanations to the local fire department!
When the glue is fully melted, use a small stick (matchstick) to tease out as many air bubbles as possible.
Please remember this glue is molten and will burn your skin!
Drop the model as centrally as possible and assist it to sink with your stick, again be careful not to burn yourself and remove the bubbles created by the model.
Remove the pot the cool and set
Step 3: Failure
Hmmm, I came back to my model, never mind the bubbles (this was the trial run remember) but my clear glue set white and my model hidden.
This is where I need advice, I want to encase models in solid, clear material. Ultimately I would like to make blown apart models, like a CAD drawing, suspend them with fishing line and encase them. This way you get a physical 3D blown apart model you can handle and view from any angle.
My mod ideas are:
-deconstructed lego models
-dismantled technologies like CD or hard drives