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FIRST MUSCLES ATTACHED

I was able to make over 30 molds of individual muscles for the torso and upper arms. However casting with the red silicone did not go so well due to air getting trapped inside the molds while pouring. So I have ordered a syringe and will try injecting the silicone to force the air out. […]

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ROUGH FEW MONTHS

I’m back to work on creating the muscles. I had to take a break for a while due to having to live in my shop for 5 weeks to avoid tension in the house. Now that I’m back living in my home I have resumed work. The muscles are proving to be very difficult to […]

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ONE STEP FORWARD…

Trying to find the best approach to creating all the muscles, I first had to make sure silicone would stick to the skeleton and stretch without breaking. So I had to create some silicone muscles. I took the clay sculpts and made an injection-type mold from them. Injection meaning that I literally inject the silicone […]

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MAKING ADJUSTMENTS

The new pelvis still came out with a portion of the right side missing even after tightening all sides of the mold with rubber bands. Upon further investigation I realized the pour hole was lower than the side that was missing. So I built a triangular platform to slant the mold and decided to pour […]

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SUCCESS!

I cut pour holes in the silicone mold halves, then strapped two pieces of wood to them with rubber bands. I mixed up the resin and slowly poured it into the molds. I then placed the molds into the pressure chamber, sealed the lid, and began pumping air into it with the air compressor. Something […]