Stormtrooper 4-up Silicone Mold (583-023)
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 Stormtroopers (583-023) found in the Death Star Escape 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 in the mold bottom. Once the urethane hardens the two mold halves are parted in order to remove the 4up.

Jeff has a nice run going for this particular stormtrooper pose. Take note of the production size pieces accompanying the mold in the picture. From left to right we see: unpainted micro, painted production micro, and an unpainted squeezing. These are a only few of the many intriguing Micro collection prototypes found in Jeff's collection.

Description by: Michael G. Mensinger
Photo: Jeff Correll
From the collection of: Jeff Correll
Country:United States
Film:A New Hope
Category:Prototypes / Micro Collection


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