Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Tip

When sanding a lot off of a hollow cast horse, whether it's resin or plastic, the resulting holes need to be filled in. Now, you could fill them in with epoxy, but that's expensive and heavy. Try foil instead! I think it's easier to fill the entire horse with foil, but if it is secure inside without completely filling the horse that's fine. With the foil in place, you are ready to put a layer of epoxy on to completely seal up the hole.

Since the epoxy has something to sit on, this process is much easier than trying to fill a hole with epoxy only. Do not smooth it out; just stick it on and flatten it so that the epoxy does not stick out beyond where you intend to sculpt the muscling or hair. If the epoxy sticks out too far you can sand it later, before the final sculpting. Leaving the epoxy rough like this helps the other layers to adhere and prevents lifting later. When this first layer is cured, you're left with a great new base to work off of for sculpting the finished product!


TwilightCompanion said...

At first, I thought you were going with a wind-blown look! The Deseoso behind Caldero made it look like that was his hair! :D

Sarah said...

LOL Twilight that's what I was going to say! At first glance I thought that was Caldero's do!
~Sarah :o)

Mel Miller said...

Ha! Yes, I noticed the hair thing when I was editing the pics. I didn't do it on purpose, but it sure looked like it! Alas, his hair is going to be going in the other direction.

brambleclaw23 said...

so u say foil like just relular old foil you use in your kitchen?