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Prototype #1

Stumpy McDugal

Cracker OG
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Major de-gassing issues (air bubbles). Mold destroyed during de-molding. Need new ratios & thinner.

Overall happy with first attempt.







 

ROOT

Administrator
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Have you made yourself a vacuum chamber yet. Its essential for getting out the gas. IT looks like you might have got it too hot by adding to much hardener which will screew the pooch and mold. And while you can get away with no vacuum chamber for cast, a silicone mold has to be degassed, my experience with these things goes back to 1986 when we remodeled the 70s manikins by chopping off faces and heads.
Meet miss Sears bicycle rider.
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ROOT

Administrator
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Ahhhhhh look what was inspired Karen is definitely got a new role in the man cave, she always agrees and laughs at my jokes. I think I should get her some new eyelashes.
 

ROOT

Administrator
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So,for what might be an interesting antecedent to the history of Karen and why I have a manikin head. This Sears exclusive model, was despised by every visual merchandising manager I ever met at Sears stores. So they away wanted to trade it in for other repairs, so I noticed that the bicycle riding position of the legs resembles the logo for a panty hose brand and go about directing the fabrication department in giving her a new neck line and head that allowed her to balance on her back and sold the idea to JC Penney corporate to use them on the ledge above the lingerie department. So if you see any reclining manikin on a ledge at a Penny's or some other small chains in the south east United states, this is her original head and she made me a LOT of money, basically bought me a 1987 mustang 5.0 convertible. So she has been a Halloween pro and an icon of my eclectic collection of stuff for over 30 years and holds a great deal of nostalgia and memories.
 

KathyInAR

Founder
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So,for what might be an interesting antecedent to the history of Karen and why I have a manikin head. This Sears exclusive model, was despised by every visual merchandising manager I ever met at Sears stores. So they away wanted to trade it in for other repairs, so I noticed that the bicycle riding position of the legs resembles the logo for a panty hose brand and go about directing the fabrication department in giving her a new neck line and head that allowed her to balance on her back and sold the idea to JC Penney corporate to use them on the ledge above the lingerie department. So if you see any reclining manikin on a ledge at a Penny's or some other small chains in the south east United states, this is her original head and she made me a LOT of money, basically bought me a 1987 mustang 5.0 convertible. So she has been a Halloween pro and an icon of my eclectic collection of stuff for over 30 years and holds a great deal of nostalgia and memories.
Interesting story. Lots of interesting experiences amongst us...
 
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