It's time for the (semi) annual Frothers' Charity Thingy :) This year's figure will be 'Sasha' based on the superb concept art by Des Hanley and to be sculpted by Tre Manor (Red Box Games) and Mike Owen (Artizan Designs) who's doing 'Dave the decapitated Orc' :)
Not content with producing the moulds, TR masters and resin masters for painting Grey Matter Figures decided they wanted to do something special so they've produced this one-off special set in Funky Purple Resin that'll be eBayed for the project - TOP BLOKES!
Cutting moulds is always fun. Basically I work on the fact that I could only get one chance to get it right, depending on the sculpting medium. Sometimes the master sculpt will break when cutting it out of the silicone, if that happens I can't afford to do any bad cuts. If I break the master and have a useless mould then all would be very embarrassing. I also don't like to scar the master with a scalpel blade, although sometimes it happens.[/quote]
Tim at Grey Matter Figures now has the 3 'greens' for mastering in resin.....
From L-R Andrew's Sabrina, Seb's Kelly and Kev's Jill
In this photo, the masters have been set up for moulding in silicone. Since then they have been vacuumed in silicon rubber. Due to the cool weather they will not be able to be "cut" until tomorrow, a day later than normal.
Next process will be Mark and Rich casting a few resins for painting. After that the transitional resins, will involve a lot of swearing as it is a bitch to do and can only do one cast a day
Over the summer on Frothers we've been running a Charity drive. All those that have made donations will be getting a set. Kelly was sculpted by Seb Archer of Guild of Harmony, Sabrina by Andrew Rae of Statuesque and Jill by Kev White of Hasslefree. Limited to only 100 sets these have now all been taken but if you'd like to still give a bit (and get a warm, fuzzy feeling) yu can do so here: http://www.justgiving.com/Frothers10
and if there are any spare sets they'll be allocated on a first come, first served basis to those on this list.