I got hired by the high school to create artwork for their State Champions girl’s basketball team a few days ago, so that project has been consuming most of my time.

The last molds came out alright, but after much thought I decided they needed to be redone. I had created the barrier through the center of the magnet cavity on the ulna bone part, and the resulting mold seemed very flimsy and unreliable in that area.

I got more parts ready and poured their first sides. Those all actually came out really good. I also ordered an air compressor and a pressure chamber. By the time they arrive I should be ready to pour some resin into the molds and create the actual parts. The pressure chamber is going to need a few modifications because it is built to be used for spraying paint. I wanted one that was just for casting resin, but those ones seem to cost about $400 more.

I still have to sculpt all the parts for the left side of the skeleton, the clavicles, and the skull. I also need to design and build fingers, and I have to make another femur since the last one got screwed up.

By Cody Deegan

Cody Deegan is a life-long artist versed in drawing, painting, sculpting, and design. He studied filmmaking and character animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles as well as figurative oil painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

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