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Molding a fish

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Maybe this has been brought up before,  but just for fun I decided to make a mold and pour a resin fish. This is my first time trying this so I figured maybe someone else could take away from this. First off, I started with a fresh 9" or so trout that I froze. I made a mold box and suspended the fish tail up. Next time I do this I will probably skewer the fish mouth to tail because he wanted to flex on me when I poured the silicone. I used smooth-on Oomoo 30. I would have loved to de gas the mold but it was too big for my air chamber. Next time I'm going to use a smaller fish as well. 

This is a one piece vertically poured mold by the way.

Upon demolding I noticed I lost lots of scale detail due to slime on the fish. Next time I will spend a lot more time making sure the fish is dry before I freeze and mold. Also going to again make a smaller mold so I can de gas. I do not have a picture of the mold but here is the finished product. Probably will mess around with it a little but I'll try again on a small bluegill or shiner next time. My plan with these it to mold the lures I produce from the blanks. 

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I forgot to mention, I cleaned the mold very well before pouring with alumalite amazing cast white. It cured fine, but here's a question for the alumalite guys. It says on the package I can mix 1 to 1 but fails to say if it's by volume or by weight. All the videos out there use tiny measuring cups and obviously I cant do so, as I used about 180 grams of resin. If it's by volume I will need to get large measuring cups. 

Also, I filled the mouth in with clay so I would not get mold material in there 

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