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Old 12-01-2013, 04:47 PM
raspero raspero is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Huatulco, Mexico
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Test casting

I am doing an ancient Egyptian queen, about 2/3 life size. This is a failed casting. There was still moisture in the investment.

A few weeks ago I cast the front part of her crown.

The vulture head is solid, not hollow. I wanted to test to see how it filled before pouring the entire crown. I have too much work invested in the wax to take chances with it. All of the shrinkage was in the gate, exactly where it should have been.

I put a patina on it.

Now I am preparing to pour the queen again. This time no moisture.

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