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    1 Week Ago  Aug 9, 2018, 5:53 AM - 1:1 Pickle Rick #1

    Hi guys,

    A couple months ago i got this idea of modelling a Pickle Rick... out of a real pickle, 'cause why not? So, here's the story so far

    I went to my local store and got me a nice pickle, and proceeded to make a copy using molding alginate powder. This medium sets rapidly and should be relatively food-safe - after all, who would waste a delicious pickle right? Also, i only needed a couple of copies so again, cheap alginate was the option.


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    Never mind the sliced salami and the Rhum-Cola, those aren't part of the process. But the Cars plastic cup and the BBQ skewer are! I stuck the pickle on the skewer just to avoid it sinking down and staying upright while the alginate sets.

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    Once the alginate was set, i carefully cut the mold and freed the pickle for later consumption. I placed the mold back in the plastic cup and poured resin plaster. I was then able to make two decent copies and picked the best one.

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    1 Week Ago  Aug 9, 2018, 8:35 AM - Re: 1:1 Pickle Rick #2

    Ha ha cool. Watching this

    Regards
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 9, 2018, 10:39 AM - Re: 1:1 Pickle Rick #3

    Cheers Taz ^^

    So, after these steps, i left the kitchen and went back to the workshop.

    When the resin plaster was bone-dry, i marked the face features with a pencil and carved the mouth opening with a dremel. I then proceeded to add the details with Magic Sculp (Apoxie or Milliput would work as well, i guess).

    First the eyes, then the brow, nose and lips :

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    When this first set of features were hardened, i carried on with the teeth and the tongue

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    After that, i went over every details and added some more Magic Sculp to avoid undercuts as much as possible, as this would interfere with the molding and casting process.

    When i was happy with the cleanliness of the sculpt, i putty-primed the whole thing and double-checked for flaws.

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  4. Formerly KCGhostbuster RPF Premium Member Snow Builder's Avatar
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 9, 2018, 12:07 PM - Re: 1:1 Pickle Rick #4

    Love it!
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 9, 2018, 4:04 PM - Re: 1:1 Pickle Rick #5

    Will you be selling these?
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 9, 2018, 6:02 PM - Re: 1:1 Pickle Rick #6

    Pure awesome. Love Pickle Rick.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 10:35 AM - Re: 1:1 Pickle Rick #7

    Thanks guys ^^
    @vader45 : yes, i just might. PM me if you're interested.

    Let's carry on!

    I wanted to preserve my original copy, as i'd like to try and paint a couple versions (one cartoonish to match the series and one more realistic). I'm really no expert at casting resin copies, so what comes next might induce some cringe amongst the pros, but here goes.

    I stuck Rick on some 6mm aluminum tubing and into a wooden plate. Around tubing, i rapidly made an inverted funnel with plastiline. This will serve as a hole to pour the resin later on. I also prepared a square box mold with hot-glued cardboard

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    To make sure that every detail from the face is covered, i applied RTV silicone with a Q-Tip. This was also done at the base.

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    Next, i hot glued the box mold on the base and poured the rest of the silicone. I had to patch a small leak at the base (hence the extra strip of cardboard) (the funny face is a reminder to know where the front of the mini is, so i know where not to cut the mold open ^^)

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    I let the silicone harden overnight. Not pictured, the silicone crept up a few of the 'tunnels' inside the carboard, so i had to pour another centimeter of silicone to make sure the coverage was complete. Another day of hardening, then ripped it apart and voilą, one Pickle Rick entombed in silicone ^^

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    Next up, let's pour some resin ^^ but the update may take some time as i'll be afk for a couple of weeks

    Cheers!
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2018, 6:10 PM - Re: 1:1 Pickle Rick #8

    What a fantastic idea!! Love the sculpt.

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