Now that Muttpop’s Dr. Destruction
sculpt was complete, it was time to make some resin casts to send to
the factory. Los Angeles based Jorge Martinez took Syte R’s final Dr.
Destruction sculpt and encased the various pieces in silicone. After
removing all air bubbles and allowing the silicon to completely dry,
the original wax sculpted pieces are removed. Liquid resin is then
poured into the silicon molds to create resin duplicates of the
original wax sculpt.
Dr. Destruction was a particular challenge in the mold making stage
for a variety of reasons. First off, the position of Dr. Destruction’s
arms forced Jorge to use a lot of silicon to create the molds. Second,
Dr. Destruction comes with a variety of small accessories such as his
cigarette and cane. Lastly, the curved shape of Dr. Destruction’s cape
made it very challenging to mold and cast.
But not to worry! As can be seen at the initial glimpse at the Dr.
Destruction resin cast (minus his cane and cigarette), Jorge Martinez
did a wonderful job!