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).
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!
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