Category: How To

Learning the Art of Molding and Casting

As you might have seen on my Facebook page, or over at the Minimate Multiverse, I am working on molding and casting a series of Minimate-sized dioramas. The first one is pictured above, and I will have at least 4 more dioramas ready to order in the next two weeks. This is a project I have had in the works for a few months, and most of that time was spent ironing out all of the kinks in the molding and casting process. I wanted to share part of that process with you today.

Guide to Sanding

After you have finished sculpting a piece, or modifying an existing piece, the next step is to sand the hell out of it. I usually start with a 100 grit sandpaper to shape the surface and remove any lumps that happened while sculpting. It is important to have a good light source, like a desk lamp, that you can hold your custom up to and look at it from multiple directions.

Packaging Design Part 2

In Part 1 of the Packaging Design series, I showed how to prepare the figures and tray for a custom package. Today I am going to show you how to complete the final product. Click the title for details and work-in-progress photos!