51. Cast Hunter’s Knife
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Yay! I am finally on the level of mas production! Just on Sunday, I cast my first hunter’s knife from Destiny, and have cast 3 more since! One of the bumps I encountered along the way with this project was making the second half of the mold, as my mold release didn’t work. Essentially, I was stuck with a big, expensive block of silicone rubber. But, with a trick I’d previously saw in a tutorial, I cut a zig-zag pattern along the side of the mold, made it a little deeper, and finally pried out the original foam copy. Then, it was a simple matter of pouring in some resin and cleaning up the copies. And, since they’re plastic, they can be spray painted! Unfortunately, with the nylon rope around the handle, the top hole for your pinkie is a little tight; I had to cut myself out of the finished casting above! Either way, I could barely be happier with my results, and I hope whoever buys these casts is too. Bye!