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Spy Lady

Black Widow – Assembly


Hi everyone! Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays, or Magic Winter Solstice, or if none of these fit at least have a hot or cold beverage to cheer you up. I have mostly finished all the metal work on my Spy Lady, except for the silver chain around her hips. I haven’t yet decided if I want […]

Pouring Bronze

Black Widow – Casting


So, here are my casting results. The first picture shows my four flasks after they come out of the kiln when the wax is melted. The flasks are set on a rack in a pan and heated to 150 C for two to three hours in that blue thing (the kiln) on the bench. The wax […]

Spy Lady Wax Model

Black Widow – Investing


Having finally finished making the silicon moulds and taking wax copies of the parts I’m anxious to get this ready to cast.  I always find I get a little excited when I first cast a new figure.  It’s like I can’t wait to see how it turns out! So, I want to get this done. […]

Spy Lady Wax Model

Black Widow – Wax Model


Hi folks, So I’m back. I’ve made silicon moulds for all the parts in this kit and created wax copies of all the parts. The pictures below shows all the silicon moulds and all the wax parts. You can see where there is flashing and extra wax that leaked out between the two halves of […]

Spy Lady Wax

Black Widow – Wax Injection


Here are a few pictures of the second half of my two part mould. The next day after the first half is set I unstick them from the base, turn them over, and remove the modelling clay.  The forms are repositioned and the second half of silicon rubber is measured and poured.   The real […]

Silicon Rubber

Black Widow – Silicone Mould


Someone said that I had a wonderful workspace and that they’d love to have as much room to make a mess!  Yes, my workspace was originally the previous house owner’s wine room.  He was an Italian barber, and one thing about Italy is that the whole boot is supposedly overflowing with wine. I think it […]

Spy Lady

Black Widow – Introduction


Someone recently said that I should do a bronze cast of 7 of 9 from the Star Trek: Voyager series.  Apparently, she was the reason many watched the show?  I was told that if I was to cast her in bronze then people would buy her.  But, I’ve never found a resin kit of this […]

Hatsune Miku



I like to play with molten metal and cast bronze anime figures in my workshop. Unfortunately, I have not yet figured out how to make my creations come alive. So, in the interim we can look at cute dancing animated figures. Vocaloids are created with innovative Miku Miku Dance software that was developed in Japan […]


Mandelbrot Cube – Etching


This post describes etching the Julia Set images for my Mandelbrot Cube. Each cube face is about two inches square and made from 20 gauge sheet brass.  Etching requires that a mask or resist be put on the metal to stop the etching acids or salts from reacting with the areas that are to be […]

Ryoko Inoue

Mandelbrot Cube – Introduction


The Mandelbrot Cube project is a fascinating exploration of fractal mathematics.  Fractals are functions such that whenever you look deeper into a section of the curve you see repetitions and self-similarities to what you first started with. Fractals are recursive and iterative and chaotic.  And, they are truly beautiful. For the bronze figure in this […]