Thursday, January 31, 2013

Little Green Men ~ AMP Design Team Post

Okay, so not exactly the little green men you were thinking . . .

My son, who is a lego fiend (we have lego creations on every flat surface in our home - no really, EVERY flat surface) not to mention the tubs and tubs of miscellaneous lego pieces we have lying around.

When my son decided he needed to amass an "army of lego dudes" what else could I do but break out the Amazing Mold Putty and go to work?! Any of you with children in this age group know the cost of these mini figures. Well I knew I couldn't buy him an army of them . . . but I could make them.

So here's what I did:

I mixed my Amazing Mold Putty using a 1:1 ratio of "A" and "B" (click on the link at the end of this post to go to their website for a tutorial). I made a mold of a mini figure and his hat (separately).

The mini figure I did like I would any of my other molds, but the hat was a little more difficult. I put the hat in one-half of the putty I mixed for it and then stuffed it with the other one-half. I made pen marks on each of the mold halves so that I would be able to line them back up when I went to pour my resin. I then mixed my Amazing Casting Resin (use the link above for detailed instructions) - equal parts A and B. As soon as parts A and B are thoroughly mixed you can begin pouring into your mold (It will turn an opaque milky white when it is completely hardened unless you are using clear). I poured enough so that it seeped out slightly but did not completely overflow (this seemed to be the best way to do it - after a few tries).

Above is a look at the soldier "dude" before I sanded him and painted him and below is a look after I sanded him and then after I painted him.
Here is one showing his hat in a little more detail:
This was the first one I made. They got better as I went. The one on the package was a fun way to accent a gift for a friend's birthday. No matter how many times I say it, I can't emphasize enough how versatile this product is and how much fun you can have using it! I made a bunch of mini figures and left them unpainted so I can choose how I want to paint them for a specific party gift. And . . . my son loves his army!

Thanks for checking out my project! The Amazing Mold Putty and Casting Resin can be found at your local craft store or the Amazing Mold Putty website . . . check out all of their products. Be sure to comment and ask questions if you have any.

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  1. That's awesome! I have no idea how you did that, but awesome!!

  2. Wow Wendy what a wonderful project! My Foster Son is lego mad also he would love this! xx