A very Happy Valentine’s Day to my lovely wife. For putting up with me, I decided to create and give her this “Heart Dunny” out of wood with matching “Heart Card”. This little guy is laser cut out of maple hardwood, hand assembled, painted, and stands about 3″ tall. Bonus #weeklytoyproject for those keeping track. Have a great President’s holiday weekend!
After laser cutting and engraving a few cork sheets for my good friend Freehand Profit, that he is using for his soon-to-be-released Lebron X Cork Sneaker Gas Mask, there were a few scrap cork pieces left over. Having resin cast a not-so-perfect 3″ Dunny, I figured I could use the leftover cork scraps to wrap the Dunny, and this is the result. I ended up engraving in him as well, to add a little extra and chose a medieval theme. It was a bit tricky to get him lined up for the engraving, but worked out pretty well. Maybe I will do a few more of these “Cork Dunnys” in the future.
There’s only a few more weeks left for #weeklytoyproject , what should I do next?
My first attempts at molding and casting didn’t turn out that great, but I learned some things and the next attempts should be better. The subject was a 2.5″ Kid Robot Dunny and my molds turned out decent, but I of course had to try the more difficult hand roto-casting method, with an enclosed two part mold. In the initial attempt, either it was too warm or I waited too long to pour the plastic mix, so it hardened too quickly which resulted in only half the cast kinda working out. On the next try, I was trying to move faster, but ended up not mixing the liquid well enough, resulting in the plastic being too runny and most spilling out of the mold. Anyhow, I decided to combine these two “failures” together to create this Melded Dunny.
“Melded Dunny is the result of an unfortunate accident involving the transporter from the movie ‘Space Balls'”.