Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Silicone rubber molding and resin casting

Today I joined a silicone rubber molding and resin casting workshop. My very first output, in all its manly hues, is pictured on the left. If you have to ask, yes, I'm very proud of it.

I've been wanting to join a class like this for some time. Davao is one of the few places where they offer it, and at very reasonable rates, too.

The outfit that offers this class is the Pangkabuhayan Seminar Center. Apart from figurine making, they also offer T-shirt printing, baking, beadmaking, breadmaking, candlemaking, catering, cosmetology, and many many others. The fellow who runs this shop, Gil Sagulili, is a very affable gent; and he just happens to be my instructor for the class, too.

Not only do they teach you how the craft, they also tell you where to buy the materials and instruct you on the cost estimates and pricing.

Three types of molding and casting taught in the class: flat mold, one-piece molds (hollow and solid), and two-piece molding. Tomorrow, we move on to painting.

So why, you ask, am I taking up something like this?

Action figures, of course.