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One fully resin test mask has been made from the new individual horn molds. To sum up, the resin didn't cooperate well for slush-casting in the horns, instead tending to go straight from Too-viscous-to-build-up-a-good-layer to Gonna-just-congeal-right-here-on-this-side-thanks. So I ended up learning a lot about pouring it, and about mixing it with polyfil and pasting it in, and about how much it stinks even when I'm outside in the breeze and I'm probably being poisoned.
Anyway, this mask is a bit heavier than the previous, non-resin ones, and I've only just begun to test paints on it. Next one, I will experiment with better inserts to displace resin from the center of the horns, making them effectively more hollow and thus lighter overall. This has turned into the eternal middle-burner project.
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McWeetbix Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Don't die from the fumes, k
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Thank you. I shall do my best.
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh...fun with resins.

Good luck with your "mid-burner" project!

~D
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Thanks, D! So, do you plan to be at Mysterium this year?
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, I'm going to miss another Mysterium this year, too.

Too many people wanting money from Deb and I. Anything that we have saved has now gone to keeping a roof over our heads. June was a *bad* month with more than one financial disaster. July has not fared much better. We've got nothing for travel or fun.

This seems to happen a lot more. Missing out on fun things because of lack of funds.

I was truly hoping that I could hit Mysterium this year. I've got so much news and projects that I wanted to share with my fellow Explorers. But now, it would pretty much take a monetary miracle to make an appearance in Spokane.

C'est la vie!!

But, as a always the ending has not yet been written!

~D
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
So sorry that things have been so hard! Does it make any difference that the con is in Tukwila and not Spokane?
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, Jean. It's all part of the mundane thing outside the Cavern.

I so wish that the location of the con was a factor. It's more of a food/bills OR Mysterium kind of decision this time around.

~D
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