Continued from Part I: http://theimpracticalfishermen.blogspot.com/2012/01/pouring-soft-plastic-baits.html
I sat up most the night sketching designs like a mad man. My favorite was a turtle and the second was the crayfish. Today I followed through after a trip to Micheal's I had molding clay and 2 part silicone mold putty, there is what I did.
|I made a small snapping turtle|
|I made my crayfish, the claws did not turn out right so i changed them|
|I mixed the 2 part, smashed it on top of my models and let it set|
|My messy fly desk/pouring station, I cut up some baits that have been unproductive for me and melted them at medium low heat.|
|I messed up and dropped a lump of not so melted stuff fell right on the claw, I tried to remove it but it was already Starting to set up.|
|The green did not turn out as I wanted it.|
|The second pouring was much smoother, and turned out much better.|
-Little to no oil is needed for the silicone
-Pour slow and even
-No need to start on low heat
-Avoid seams in legs
-Don't make a mold until you are happy with the sculpt
I am very happy with the Turtle, I am going back to the drawing board on the Crayfish, I did it more because I was impatient and wanted to pour tonight. Next time I will not make a mold until the sculpt is to my liking.
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