Some of you have expressed a interest in the process we go through to to make our monuments and plaques
This is making and molding of Gen. Warrens plaque. The process is basically the same for a monument replica
So here it is, it is a bit picture heavy
The start of making the plaque
Clay is modeled on to a wooden oval board
The completed portrait plaque
The mold making is next
The plaque is placed on the board and the space between the two pieces are filled with a clay strip
The mold box is then built around the plaque and all cracks are filled with a clay filet strip. The corners are cut short in order to save on mold material.
Now the box is leveled as necessary
Then the mold material Is mixed and readied for the pour.
The silicon rubber mixture is slowly poured over the portrait until completely engulfed at least 3/4" deep above the highest point on the portrait.
The mold has been poured and we must allow it to harden or set at least 6 hours
Once the mold has set, we begin taking down the box and cleaning the area.
Cleaned mold allowing to fully harden
After the mold has hardened, box removed, we now slowly remove the rubber mold from the original sculpture.
We now have a silicon rubber mold for casting the plaques.
The original sculpture has been preserved