Well, I've been combing through the forums learning all I can about pouring my own plastics. I finally decided to give it a shot. I was not sure if this would be something I would continue doing so I didn't want to spring for a mold. As such, I made my own POP mold using a tutorial from this board...and using POP "liberated" from my wife's stash of craft supplies. I chose a favorite, and now no longer in production, swim bait for my master. I pulled out the cleanest one I could find so as to make the best quality mold. I used some clear "blister pack" plastic for a form...it's a little bigger than needed, but worked just fine. You can see the double-sided tape shape in the finished mold! LOL!...Hey, it worked. For plastic, I dug into my stash of rarely used plastics and grabbed a handful to melt down. I heated them on the stove with extra ventilation provided via fans and open windows, etc. I melted the plastic in a small disposable baking tin...approx 3"x5"...which made it easy to bend a fine spout into a corner for pouring. The attached picture shows the result. Though you can't see it in the picture, the bait came out nice and shiny...no bubbles, etc. It is a little uneven on the back as I over-poured a little near the tail...easy enough to trim back I guess. Anyway, I'm very happy with this first attempt and now want to get deeper into this. I still have to learn to cook plastic from it's "raw" state and color, accent, etc...but I think I'll figure that part out.
Oh man, my credit card is gonna start smokin'!!!