Best way to create mold from a real fish?
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Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:59 PM
Ha,ha! No Mark, it's my girlfriend's boss and his wife. The painting was an office gift to them. I only posted it in response to the smart @ss comment by Rookie.
So Rookie, let's see your artistic abilities then since you enjoyed taking a dig at me for no reason. Put up or shut up.
Posted 09 January 2009 - 01:56 PM
Probably a better choice of subject.
I'd settle for you motor cycle helmet painting skills.
Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:31 PM
I've used OOMOO to mold shiners in the past, I've yet to perfect it.
I was doing two piece molds the main issue I was having was that the side of the bait exposed to air would flatten out and the bait would have a normal side and a flattened side. I believe that freezing the bait would help. I also think that doing a slip mold/clam mold would be the way to go.
I came across a taxidermy tutorial that explained a similar way of doing it with dental alginate and then casting a positive. I've picked up some alginate and just need to find a poor shiner to sacrifice...
Edited by egreen cobra, 17 January 2009 - 10:39 PM.
Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:55 PM
I think shiners would be one of the most difficult to mold. You can't hardly keep them on a hook because they are so soft and they are the first to die if held in a bucket.
Posted 18 January 2009 - 05:15 PM
The shiners down here are a bit sturdier,
Posted 18 January 2009 - 06:16 PM
I've just ordered some Oomoo silicone which I think will be perfect for what I need it for. I'm also going to pick up some smoothcast 300 for prototyping. no need to have the right density during that stage. I just need a quick methos of making identical lure bodies for experimenting with joint spacing,joint faces hinging methods etc.
There's been some really good discussions on here as of late regarding all the intricacies of swimbait design and I'm going to put them all to good use!
Edited by Snax, 18 January 2009 - 06:17 PM.
Posted 30 April 2009 - 03:48 PM
Not to bring up an old thread, but here is a link on taxidermy molds How to mold a white crappie fish sculpture out of fiberglass | Wonder How To
At the point in the video where he reinforces it with polyester resin, I have seen some people do the same whit latex mold builder and plaster. Guess there is a few ways to do it.
Edited by atrophius, 30 April 2009 - 03:53 PM.