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The Hinged glande moulds are ready to go, so I was thinking....
Apr 22nd, 2019 at 4:01pm
 
throwing spheres and glandes is all well and good.
So I was lying in the hottub sunday thinking how I could metal (like jazzing it up, but with better music) things up a bit.

I realised real warriors sling SKULLS !

Seemed simple enough (ah, how many times those words have led to dispair and madness)
Could I get an imported skull model to do anything but crash the system - could I Bollocks !
So that was most of easter sunday up the spout !

So I've spent today modelling my own skull Smiley (not MY skull, just a skull, clear ? good)

Once My phone holder for camera tripod has finishd I'll print the mould.

I don't claim any artistic talent, but i reckon this turned out quite well.
The tricky part was keeping it more or less spherical, but still clearly a skull. IT also had to work as a 2 part mould, which most of the available skull models just wouldn't have done anyway.
Also it needed to actually be something you could sling accurately, so largely spherical.
Somehow reducing the facets made it look a LOT more skull like Smiley

So here's Skully McSkull face:
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Reply #1 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 4:34pm
 
That looks awesome! Adds in a nice fear factor I'm sure the ancient slingers would appreciate. I wonder if they ever did stuff like this.
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Reply #2 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 4:39pm
 
Selling something like this? Actually looks like a piece i need for my death whistles.gonna have to talk to you in the future about that.

That does look sweet
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Reply #3 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 4:40pm
 
Yep they'll be for sale Smiley
Death whistles ?
Would be simple enough to make a hole in the clay.

I'm also planning on spray painting them gold or silver.
Think I have both.

As steve pointed out, there are going to be some seriously confused archaeologists in 500 years or so Smiley

"Are you absolutely sure, this layer's from the 21st century ? That was the primitive age of firearms wasn't it ? So why are we finding so many sling bullets - and what on earth are the little skulls about  ???"

Initially going for a 40mm mould size.

Oh yeah, the skull also had to be parametrically resizeable.
There's a lot more to this stuff than you lot realise Smiley
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Re: The Hinged glande moulds are ready to go, so I was thinking....
Reply #4 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 4:41pm
 
Are the moulds water tight?  More specifically, do you think it would work as an ice mould?
I had a bunch of ice balls made up that I was slinging this past weekend.  But imagine what this would have looked like if they were all little skulls Cheesy

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Reply #5 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 4:44pm
 
no, 3d printed parts are almost never entirely watertight - but you could make a silicon mould from the dried clay skulls easily enough Smiley

just put a bunch in a tray, pour on the silicon and when it's set, peel off and turn upside down and you've got a silicon ice skull mould.

Watched someone do the same thing with chocolate on a random youtube video yesterday Smiley

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Reply #6 - Apr 22nd, 2019 at 4:49pm
 
@CA - That's a good idea.
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Reply #7 - Apr 23rd, 2019 at 1:13am
 
That is fantastic.
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Reply #8 - Apr 23rd, 2019 at 6:04am
 
made a play doh skull last night - well about 02:30 this morning (haven't even fitted the hinge properly yet).
The teeth need a little work, but comes out of the mould easily enough Smiley
And the measured dimensions were spot on, so should fly really well.

I'll do some clay ones today and see about getting some matt white spray paint.
With the mixed up colours of the play doh you can't really tell how much detail there is.

The left eye (as you look, is just as deep as the right - but with the weird mix of colours you can't really tell. Mind you the way the playdoh has dried and split overnight, really works. Might think about adding some surface cracks in the future.

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Reply #9 - Apr 23rd, 2019 at 6:14am
 
just gave the mould a quick scrub.
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Reply #10 - Apr 23rd, 2019 at 11:15am
 
That is sweet. I love it.
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Reply #11 - Apr 23rd, 2019 at 1:08pm
 
Cool! It reminds Flatwood monster.
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Reply #12 - Apr 23rd, 2019 at 3:42pm
 
The big glande is from christians mould - one thing I will say, if you want a large mould, use softer clay.
It's not perfectly round, because i simply couldn't squeeze it shut any more.
And that's a LOT of pressure !

My air dried is pretty stiff and while the smaller glandes, spheres and skulls are fine.
The larger sizes are a real struggle.
Pretty much proven the moulds are super strong, but you'll still need a softer material.

Going to dry the clay overnight on my workshop heater.
I'll wipe the talc off once they're hard and then spray with some white matt paint i got Smiley
I have stamped a curious aardvark on them all, round the back - curious to see how it fares once painted.

Not sure how skull like he is, but definitely looks like something you wouldn't want to meet down a dark alley !
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Reply #13 - Apr 23rd, 2019 at 4:12pm
 
They look so cool. I'm wondering if they'll make any whistling noise. Skull ammo is scary but skull ammo that screams would be perfect for Halloween Cheesy
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Reply #14 - Apr 23rd, 2019 at 4:23pm
 
That's got to be the coolest ammo ever.
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