Jellied Eel Pie from Diagon Alley - Orlando

jdoz2

New Member
Im not really sure why this display caught my attention the first time I visited TWWOP a few years ago, but it did and Ive been thinking of making this ever since. This jellied eel pie project allowed me to finally mold and cast something which Ive been looking forward to for awhile and finalyl decided to jump in about a month ago.

The master eel was sculpted with scuply, then molded with mold star 15 and cast with some cheap alumilite resin I found at my local Hobby Lobby. Luckily this was an easy piece to mold and it went pretty much flawlessly which might be why Im looking for my next mold/casting project already :)

I didnt really care about nailing the reference material with this one. I thought the original eels looked a little too sardine like so I tried to plump them up and make them look a little more slimy. The pie itself is just salt dough that I baked the heck out of.

Ill stop talking and just post some photos! The first is the reference pie and the next few are my version.

I know this isnt a crazy complicated or impressive project, but it was a great first try and making something and hopefully I can one day create something as amazing as all you other RPF people crank out :)

John (@skillshotdesign) • Instagram photos and videos


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PotionMistress

Sr Member
Wow! I really like the way you made the eels more 'eel-like'! It looks really fantastic, but I'm wondering, in what context are you going to display it, since eel pie isn't specifically something Harry Potter is known for in the story or anything, other than the wonderfully whimsical park exhibit?
 

jdoz2

New Member
Wow! I really like the way you made the eels more 'eel-like'! It looks really fantastic, but I'm wondering, in what context are you going to display it, since eel pie isn't specifically something Harry Potter is known for in the story or anything, other than the wonderfully whimsical park exhibit?
Honestly it will probably end up in a box one day because you’re right it’s not really tied to Harry Potter. I just wanted to get this crazy idea out of my head and finally follow through on one of those ideas :)
 

a438980

Active Member
Honestly it will probably end up in a box one day because you’re right it’s not really tied to Harry Potter. I just wanted to get this crazy idea out of my head and finally follow through on one of those ideas :)
It may not necessarily be book or movie-canon, but is definitely still a replica to be proud of! I remember that display from when I went to the park and made me chuckle. I would still display it, maybe even make a pie box to put it in with the name of the “Store” branded on it.
 
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