I’ve been giving some thought to shipping the artist mannequin if I ever do get to where I can sell it. The last thing I want is for it to get damaged in transit.

At first I thought I could just design some foam inserts and have them 3D printed. I should have researched that before I spent half a day on the computer building them. Doesn’t seem to be a viable process.

I took a break from designing foam inserts and focused on creating an idea for the box. While doing that, I came up with the name ’Skelaquin’. It’s just the words ’skeleton’ and ’mannequin’ combined. I decided to try and register it with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. After submitting the forms, I realized I probably should have spelled it ’Skelequin’. Oh well.

The box is looking okay for now. I will mull it over more later.

I decided to try and make some molds for the foam inserts myself. I know you can purchase 2-part liquid foam that can be mixed and then poured into a mold.

I used foamcore board and hot glue to create the preliminary forms. I will probably cast them and create a more durable mold out of silicone.

I must ponder this some more before deciding on a method.

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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