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Softoy Sofubi Insight: Part 2…

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So now that we’ve seen the iron molds in all their glory, next up is showing you guys the first process involved in getting there- making the wax casts! Using very similar techniques seen in resin and keshi casting, the sculpt is first molded in a silicone rubber with a few subtle differences, namely employing a huge pour spout to avoid any nasty bubbles without the aid of a pressure pot. Once this has been finalised, the wax is then poured, left to set and then pulled for a lengthy course of cleaning, re-sculpting and polishing- an extremely time consuming process that I’ve been attempting to get the hang of with the Sumoggubōru over the past couple of days! Next up, taking the wax to the factory for jointing…

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