It's the moment I've been waiting for.....I finally got a decent mold made of CAKEZILLA! Yippity yay!!
Having a RESIN CAKEZILLA was a major goal of mine and was a big motivator for my transition into mold making/casting in the first place.
In terms of size, Cakezilla is a larger sculpture than what I typically make. So because Cakezilla requires a relatively substantial mold to hold his massiveness, I wanted to make sure I had a sculpture I REALLY liked and that I felt confident with the molding process before jumping into silicone-resin-land (and potentially throwing a boatload of time and money down the drain if something didn't work out!).
Sculpturally, this was not my first Cakezilla attempt, though......I made several throughout this past year that I intended to make into resin casts, but they never made it to the molding stage. I held back several times, and I'm glad I did!! It took me a few rounds of molding other figurines to realize what sculptural elements of Cakezilla would pose a problem in its mold box (example: round borders = air bubble city!!) and what shapes will cast cleaner and thus save me many hours of tedious clean-up and patching.
I think that's why I'm so excited that everything worked out for me this time. It's been about a year since I've started working with resin, so even though I have a TON more to learn, it's good to feel like I've developed a degree of knowledge and skill.