Saturday, January 28, 2012

Labor and Delivery

I'm sure I am not the first to link mold cutting and the casting of the first resin to the birthing process. I have never given birth to a human, but somewhere deep inside a voice kept saying "breathe" and "is it almost out?" A picture is worth a thousand words, so without further adieu, here are the photos of the labor and delivery of Affinity:




That's one big block o' rubber! The 'holes' you see are the hooves, the armature pipe, and vents for the tail and head.



 
 Yes, a ratchet had to be involved!



 
It took most of a day to get this far. You are looking straight down to the belly, with the armature pipe removed.




  And....she's out! In pieces, but the mold is finally cut and ready to pour. At this point the only place she exists is in the negative space of the mold. 



Here we are this morning, getting ready for another day of refining details to get her ready for her photo session before the big release on Monday.

7 comments:

Sian said...

She looks fantastic! Also like she's thirsty and wants your tea :-)

Bridget said...

Even though you know the horse is there in the empty space of the mold, it would still freak me out to see the original sculpture all broken like that, LOL.

Sarah Rose said...

The part that worries me the most is when the mold rubber is poured. If it doesn't set up then it's a real mess (been there, done that!)But, yes, I feel deeply relieved when that casting comes out!

Meekkeet Studio said...

Hi Sarah, I wanted to know more information on ordering a resin (or pre ordering for new ones) when they are available. Do I have to be subscribed to your yahoo group? And when will your TB be available for order? Thanks.

Sarah Rose said...

People who are on my announcement list get a head start before information is made available to everyone. Here is the link to join if you are interested: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rosestudionews/

Becky Turner said...

wow.. love to se how other artists do it.. this is where i have big problems because I can never cut and hold the dam thing at the same time..and don't have nay help... I like how you worked that out! what are theses things your using? Im also wondering.. what kind of rubber is that? I have never seen white rubber.. I use a few other kinds.. is it a smooth-on product? it looks to be pretty stiff not as soft a rubber as I use..... and what are you cutting it with that makes the little curves or is it just how you cut .. lol I know lots of questions! she looks great! waiting to get paid so I can put down a despot! ...
Becky

Sarah Rose said...

The metal things are just something Todd had out in his shop. I am actually considering buying surgical rib spreaders for the next one! The rubber is from Silicons Inc, it's their G1 (I think). Pretty firm stuff. I cut it with an Exacto knife, the shapes are made by how you cut. You need lots of shapes so the mold lock back together well.