Here I cast Smooth-Cast 300 urethane resin into several types of molds. I find that each mold has it’s own issues. Because resin can only flow where gravity can take it, your mold might have air bubble issues. After a while I learn how each mold needs to be dealt with in order to get a good casting. I find myself jiggling, shaking, or swirling some of my molds in order to get resin into the hard to reach areas of the mold. Sometimes I even cut a vent to get resin to flow properly. For complete illustrated information check out my book, How To Make Resin Toys by J.E.Moores.
How To Make Resin Toys by J.E.Moores. This book is intended to provide an artist with the basics so you can get in there and successfully cast your very own resin toys fast and easy. Glove Molds, Putty Molds, and Block Molds are all discussed, as well as finishing, painting and packaging ideas to complete your resin toy. Check out the free preview. How To Make Resin Toys is available bound in soft or hardcover now in the JEMTOY bookstore.
The North American Yupapotamus
Species: Y. amphibius
Binomial name: Yupapotamus amphibius
The Yupapotamus is semi-aquatic, inhabiting North American rivers, lakes and swamps residing mostly in New England where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of wet land and groups of 5 to 10 females and young. During a summer day, they remain cool by staying in the water or mud; reproduction and childbirth both occur in water. They emerge at dusk to graze on grass. While Yupapotami rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and Yupapotami are not territorial on land. Yupapotami are recognizable by their barrel-shaped torso, enormous mouth and teeth, nearly hairless body, and stubby legs. The Yupapotamus is one of the most agreeable creatures in the world and is often regarded as one of the most positive animals in North America because they will agree to anything by answering with the only sound they ever utter: “YUP”. As agreeable as they are, one cannot trust the advice of a Yupapotamus because they say “YUP” whether they mean it or not. The Yupapotamus is still threatened by habitat loss. There is also a colony of Yupapotami in East Oshconscinwon, Maine introduced by Sweet Dick Pivnik called Yupapotamus Ranch. Yupapotami are a protected endangered species in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.