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Ripple and splash..

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by joeym, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I always put way more work into ripples and splash than I need to. I though I would develop a mold for the ripple, and then incorporate the splash into it. First, I used potters clay to create the ripple...


    Next, I painted on 4 coats of dragon skin to create the mold...


    Then, a mother mold was made using Plasti-Paste...


    Here is a photo of the original casting, the silicone mold, and the mother mold...


    After cleaning the mold, I used Enviro-Tex as my casting material..


    When de-molding, the Enviro-Tex will have a frost appearance. Brushing on a topcoat of Enviro-Tex will clear it up



    For the splash itself, I use flourescent light diffuser molded in front of a heat gun. I've tried the beads, with limited success


    Finally, the ripple is attached to the base using Enviro-Tex, an acrylic rod supports the mount, and the splash is hot-glued in place.

  2. Kottejr

    Kottejr Member

    Great job, that looks really awesome....Thanks for posting.

  3. tomdes

    tomdes Me my dear and Fall BAZZ!!!

    Very cool Joey, thanks for sharing...

    Cecil, notice I said 'thank you' to Joey... ;)
  4. tom k

    tom k New Member

    Very nice Thanks for sharing.
  5. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Awesome Joey thanks for sharing!
  6. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Joey!!!
  7. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing. Can you show a picture of the acrylic rod?
  8. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    They are in the McKenzie catalog

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  9. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

  10. Awesome Joey thanks for sharing! :)