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Guerilla Moldmaking
Real World Application of Easy to Teach Techinques
Guerilla Moldmaking can be taught using a series of easily accessible methods and materials to create and use silicone molds, without all of the expensive and space consuming equipment typically used by professional mold makers and prototypers. The photos below are examples of work that I have done in the past, using simple to apply techniques that can be used in your basement, or garage, which is where most of the pieces were made! If you have any questions, please email us: info@thefieldwerks.com
Russian Grenade Soap mold. A simple, two part mold made of a Russian grenade, for my wife's company Stinky Bomb Soaps. Russian Grenade Soap mold. A simple, two part mold made of a Russian grenade, for my wife's company Stinky Bomb Soaps.
These molds are made from a plastic cup, hot glued to a board, one of the quickest and cheapest methods to make a mold box. They are the head and hand from a soccer player, molded in my basement, produced by Plan B Toys.
28mm Stone Wall. Open topped, box mold, made with hot glue and foam core, one of my favorite mold box construction techniques. These castings have been used at gaming conventions and hobby stores.
WW2 Russian Shovel. Original piece with a foam and resin replica beside it, laying on top of mold half. Ordered by client for reenactments and for mock battles.
WW1 French Citron Grenade. 25 resin and foam replicas made for Lionheart Filmworks. 3 molds made from original, demilled, grenade and hand fabricated fuse section, made from 25 lb. tooling board. Painted using a combination of lacquer and acrylic paint.

 

Featured here is another mold made for Stinky Bomb Soaps, Indiana, part of the 50 States Soap Project. This mold was made from a simple foam core box and packing tape.
These doll heads were the end result of a series of cup molds and a quick resculpt for a companies internal brochure. The painted heads were then attached to clothed bodies and photographed in several different locations.
28mm Bunker, large enough for 10 figures. Medium sized box mold, two parts. Original sculpted using polymer clay and silicone texture stamps. Also used in a couple of conventions and sold in local hobby stores.
WW2 Russian shovel. Original followed by 3 foam replicas. ABS insert to assist rigidity, but maintain flexibility. Safe for use in mock combats, but solid enough to wear on belt holder.
Example of small scale production run, using silicone molds and urethane resins (rigid and flexible foam). Molds are easily capable of producing between 25-75 copies each, depending on resins used to make copies.