Making the 3D Mold
After a 3D design is made for our miniature statues, we then have to make a 3D print. This is a physical copy of the design that we will use to make the mold into bronze.
The skill of the 3D designer is so important to ensure the detail is shown in the print. Bronze is a wonderful metal to be able to seep into the detail of the design, but if the design is not done correctly then the detail will not show in the finished bronze statue.
Below is a 3D print that was made for a statue. It is approximately 14 inches high (36cm)