Wednesday, 20 March 2013
i have now received the steel ball bearings so i could get underway with the eyes and stop them from falling out when i remove the lower half of the face.
first of all i made a mould of the two new bearings, each with a small stick glued to them, this will make the pour hole. this mould will ensure i have an exact replica of the bearings when it comes to moulding them.
after cutting a bearing in half i placed one half in the bottom of the mould and poured liquid plastic into the hole that the stick made. this is what came out, half a bearing capped with plastic.
i remoulded the silicone eye socket and cast it in plastic, this allowed me to drill out a section just big enough to push the ring magnets into.
the eyes sit nicely on top of the magnets.
i just need to drill into the plastic bit and paint a iris/pupil and the eyes will be done.