Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Preparing waxes for investment

Lester doing wax work

body sections, some with sprues added

wax heads and arms
The past two weeks Lester has been using the molds we created from the clay figures. He is brushing wax into the molds to create the hollow wax copy of the original sculpture. The red tubes you see in the pictures are wax as well. The red wax creates a system to introduce bronze into the pattern (sprues)  and to evacuate the air as the bronze is poured in (vents). I have been sculpting the patterns for the details, badges and shirt patches.

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