I have been wanting to make the Monster Key from my book The Monster Key.
In the book the key unlocks the portals that exist under every bed.
You can get a copy of my book at themonsterkey.com
I have tried in the past to do this but I have met with dismal results. This is really an attempt to make something by making a liquid rubber mold of the object first, then cast it in resin. I have never really done this before so it will be a learning experience. After this I hope to be able to finish and cast my rocketeer helmet. But enough of that. Back to the Monster Key
(I forgot to take pictures again)
Before this picture: I got a dowel rod that would just fit into my drill press. It wasn't thick enough so I added bondo all around it. Then once the bondo dried I put it in my drill press and used it like a lathe. I sanded down the bondo to the shape I wanted. There are small holes that were there from when the bondo was applied. I might fix them later, we will see.
I added some oil based clay to the back end. This is Hard clay. I tried medium but it just wouldn't hold up.
I formed the rough shape and started working with the clay tools to shape it better.
Mostly finished needs to be smoothed.
I added the other end and attempted to smooth the eye part. So far It looks the part! I am real pleased with the progress.
The next step, get some rubber and find out how to make a mold.