Folks, I am casting a pirate wench.
It’s not on my to-do list for 2018, but I had to cast another pirate chest. I have studio time scheduled in November with Shona Rae, the metal smith and jewellery artist who first showed me how to cast metal. I want to learn new things and I hope she can show me how to put some gold leaf on a chest.
Wait – you didn’t think that I was going to put gold leaf on this pirate’s chest, did you?
Rather, if I am casting a new chest, it made sense to cast the pirate wench, too. I have had this task on my back burner ever since I first made the silicone rubber moulds for the treasure chest.
Here are some pictures of the wax models for the treasure chest and the young lady. I have already cast the treasure chest and I am casting the girl tomorrow. The wax model for the girl just fit into my 4×6 inch flask. It is actually too tight, in that I probably only have a quarter inch clearance between the fingertips of the wax model and the sides of the flask, so I hope that the investment doesn’t blow out under vacuum tomorrow.
I will post another update when the pieces are cast and I am assembling the model.