Sunday, 5 April 2009

Casting the Robot

I have now cast the robot in a combination of aluminium and iron metal powders with fast cast resin. I used a 50:50 ratio of fast cast to metal powders. The metal powders were made up from equal amounts of iron and aluminium. This is so I can get a shine to the robot but also rust it.

In order to fit the ball and socket joint of the neck in to give the robot head movement, I had previously created a recess for it to sit in. After gluing the joint into place in the recess I covered it over with milliput and painted resin over the top for it to join seamlessly with the rest of the robot.

Below is the final cast, which I will then work on sanding down and rusting. My next step is to add the leg componants.

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