Rebel Soldier Micro Silicone Mold (463-015)
The prototype shown above offers great insight into the production process of the Micro line. This silicone mold was created to produce 4-up hardcopies for one of the Rebel Soldiers (463-015) found in the Hoth Turret Defense playset. The mold itself is created directly from the original wax sculpt , which is created at a 4:1 ratio. During the creation of the 4-up, the mold halves are joined and urethane is hand poured through a channel, referred to as a "gate", in the mold bottom. Once the urethane solidifies, the two mold halves are parted in order to remove the 4-up.

Here's a picture of the other half of the mold. A matching painted 4-up may be viewed here.

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger
Photo: Michael G. Mensinger
From the collection of: Michael G. Mensinger
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Category:Prototypes / Micro Collection


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