ECSC is coming up real fast! I gotta get moving!
Now that I had the body painted I turned my attention to the grill and tail lights. I wanted to make a copy of it so that I don't need to worry about braking the original and I can smash them up all I want and just replace them.
I started by bedding the parts in clay and making boxes to surround them.
then poured the latex to make the molds. some of them are done at this point.
but the grill will be a 2 piece mold because if I left the back fill up when I poured the resin it would be way to thick and heavy. It got left in the lower half.
then once I poured the top half I had my mold.
before I could do a test pour I had to vent the top half using a piece of brass tubing.
and here was the first test strait out of the mold
then I trimmed it up
next I poured the inserts for the grill
the detail is amazing
quick test fit and I'm happy
next I made the mold for the rear bumper.
then using some .010 material, which is twice as thick as the body, I formed a rear bumper.
then just for kicks I tried polishing it and I think it came out pretty good.
finally I painted the parts up in silver and flat black
and did a quick test fit. Now it looks like a Charger!