Production of a bronze bust to order. Implementation from the 3D model to the final patina. In this order, we realized a bust based on the character of Halfdan The Black from the series The Vikings.

Entering a bronze bust

  • Bust based on photos cast in bronze
  • Character from the series Halfdan The Black (based on the actor's appearance)
  • The expression frowned, highlighting the individual features of the actor's face
  • Bust 30 cm high, hollow
  • Material bronze + dark patina with bronze details

Bronze bust production process

Step by step procedure:

Creating a 3D model based on photos

Photo of Halfdan from the series
Photo of Halfdan from the series 2

3D model - virtual model for printing

3D model Halfdan - version 1
3D model Halfdan – verze 2
3D model Halfdan - version 3

3D printing of a bust model

3D printed bust of Halfdan, first layer of silicone - plastic material, PLA

Production of silicone molds

Production of a silicone mold based on a 3D printed model - Halfdan

Gypsum hull

Gypsum hull + silicone mold - Halfdan

Wax positive

Wax positive for the production of the shell mold - Halfdan

Shell form

Shell form still with a wax positive

Burning a mold

Fired shell mold ready for casting bronze

Casting a bronze bust and breaking the mold

Bronze bust of Halfdan after breaking the mold (cleaned of the shell for photography purposes)

Chisel bronze bust

Bust of bronze Halfdan after basic chiselling

Final wax bronze bust

Bust of Halfdan with wax, no patina

Final form and photo shoot

Production of a bronze bust
Production of a bronze bust
Production of a bronze bust
Production of a bronze bust
Bronz envelope
Bronz envelope
Bronze bust of Halfdan
Bronze bust of Halfdan

Are you interested in a bronze casting? Just contact us at info@futlab.cc . We make bronze busts on the basis of photos with the help of 3D modeling and 3D printing (or classically on the basis of a physical model), then we cast the classic method into bronze.

We are an art foundry and an arts and crafts workshop.

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