Almost starting to feel cocky here. The mold making process seems to be to the point of reliability. Of course, as soon as I say that, the next one will fail, but here’s the latest:
The big thing I need to figure out is if those print lines on the last image will survive through the metal casting process. I assume I’m going to lose some detail along the way, and that may work to my advantage. On the other hand, it looks like I can convert that print into rubber and then into wax without losing much of any detail at all. Which may actually be a problem. I may need to figure out a method for smoothing those out at some point in the process. We’ll see.
This is what the original model looks like: