Making A replica emblem
This is one of those tips that probably no else will need, but hey, if they do, here is how to do it.
1. Emblem to be replicated
2. “Sculpty” modeling clay.
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3. Silicon shoe spray (used for mold release)
4. Polyester casting resin and catalyst
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Go for it
Take a handful of Sculpty and roll it around in your hands until it is soft and pliable.
Roll the Sculpty onto a flat surface, and flatten it with something like a plate.
Spray your original emblem with silicon spray and press it into the Sculpty using the flat plate again. Remove the emblem from the sculpty and place it in a preheated 200 degree oven for 15 minutes.
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Remove the Sculty (now hard) and allow it to cool.
You now have a mold to use for casting. Spray the mold with the silicon and allow it to dry overnight. Spray it again and allow it to dry. Spray the silicon one last time.
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Mix your resin ½ once of resin to 11 drops of catalyst.
Pour the resin into the mold, using a flat object to level and clean the excess off of the surface. I used a match book cover.
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Allow the resin to harden (typically about 2 hours), and remove the cast using an exacto knife.
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Allow the resin to set up for a couple of hours, paint it any color you want and apply!
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