HG TAKES A DIP

We're getting very close to the final stages of the HG Wells creation. The wax cast is now dipped into a strange looking mixture to cover it in a hard, ceramic shell.

The cast is dipped multiple times to create a suitable thickness of shell, once hardened the wax is then melted out and removed. This ceramic shell needs to be strong enough to hold the hot, molten bronze in the next stage of production.

The sculpture is cast in separate individual sections which will later be welded together. The strange looking tubes coming out of HG Wells' nose and other parts of the sculpture are 'runners' and 'risers' used to allow the bronze to flow into the cast and for air to escape, to get a complete cast.


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