Making A Reproduction California Kingsnake



I positioned the california kingsnake in the way I wanted to make the reproduction.  In reproductions your final product will only reflect what you are starting with.  This was a nice specimen with no kinks or wrinkles in the body due to freezing, etc.  I built a dam around the specimen to hold the GI 1100 silicone.  My first pour of the silicone is a thin coat to reduce air bubbles.  Once the first thin coat is set I then add another thicker coat.  I am not concerned about air bubbles in the second thicker coat as this will not be touching the specimen.  Once the second coat is set I took the specimen out and checked the mold for any fluids/moisture or foreign objects in the mold.  I then poured IE 3030 to make the cast.  Once I removed the cast I then trimmed the flashing.

   


         
         


         

 

 

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