It has been a busy summer with the move and I have been prototyping chocolate bars for Soin and Greene Hospitals. I bought a 3D printer years ago and have never used it. I had to learn how to use CAD programs, slicer programs, and how to 3d print in a matter of weeks! #3dprint#chocolate#signatureconfections#moldmaking
Molding a positive for a negative vacuum mold to make a new positive. Quite a bit of time, setup, and cost to do this on a full size shield, but, the quality finally looks crisp and sharp on the vacuum pull. Would probably be easier to stick with regular castings, but... I made it this far. Also, the last pic kinda reminds me of Goku from DBZ lol (shirts wrapped around the mold to keep the vacuum from popping the polystyrene)
So, I tried vacuum forming a vacuum formed piece. It worked, but the details still weren't much sharper. The problem was that the initial vacuum formed piece wasn't 100% as crisp as the original casting. Plus, the hard mold I poured started separating from the initial vacuum form shell. More money and time spent... onto the next test!
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Printed out the mold frames for the handle. One piece broke free from the supports and printed crooked. Fortunately it didn't fall off and crash the other pieces from printing. I think the tank was going bad and it was sticking too much, so only about $10 worth of resin lost. Just have to swap out to a new tray and re-print
The stages of making a mold and casting a foam latex prosthetic.
1. Life cast
2. Positive with ultra 30 cal
4. Prep the sculpt
5. Negative with ultra 30 cal
6. Bake the mold for 2-3 days then cast the foam latex and back into the oven for a few hours
20 years ago and I worked on the first Matrix film.
I ended up working on all 3 Matrix films.
It was a fantastic time for the Australian film industry which had received a well needed injection with the opening of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Studios at the old Royal Agricultural Showgrounds at Moore Park.
The Matrix was the third film shot there. The first being Dark City and the second being Babe - Pig in the City which I was fortunate to work on.
This shot of myself here with one of the Sentinels for Matrix 2 & 3 around 2001/2002 is funny in that production hired a bunch of kids from film schools and colleges to come in and help cast all the polyurethane foam pieces for about a dozen or more sentinels.
It was like “Hey wanna come and work in the props/spfx department on a big Hollywood sci fi action thriller?!” Their response was always a frothing“Absolutely!” Not many lasted as the drudgery and realisation that working on big film productions was anything but glamorous.
Toxic at best 🤣🤣. Literally hundreds possibly thousands of pieces had to be made and it often required 6 x 15 hour days a week. The work was often very very messy and repetitive beyond comprehension.
For those that endured some went on to become amongst the best model makers, FX artists and makeup artists in the world. This amazing piece was originally built by @dionhorstmans
Nick Bernyk and a bunch of other talented legends. #goodtimes
Also I’m wearing a Machado Bjj ‘Planet Choke - No Air No Attitude’ t shirt. Vintage stuff. 😀🤙🤙
Day 3: sculpted my asymmetrical lattice design and then molded it. I then used the little mold to make four replicas of my design to form one big design and then made a mold of that one as well ❤️