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Making a Mold for the Throwback Fireman Fantasy Football Trophy

Today was spent prepping the Throwback Fireman fantasy football trophy so that it could receive a brush-on coat of silicone.   It’s somewhat a tedious process but one that needs to be done in order to insure every detail of the original sculpture is present in the final cast.  You can see in the photo that the brush-on coat is very thin.  We do this on purpose so that very few air bubbles appear on the surface of the sculpture and if they do we can easily pop them.  We’ll let this cure for 24 hours and then tomorrow the remainder of the silicone will be poured.

The brush-on coat of silicone goes on The Throwback Fireman
The brush-on coat of silicone goes on The Throwback Fireman
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The Armchair Quarterback Fireman Fantasy Football Trophy is Live!

The ultimate fantasy football trophy for  fireman is finally on the site and ready to represent your firehouse.  Yes, the Armchair Quarterback Fireman is now LIVE on FantasyTrophies.com.  What’s unique about this trophy is that you can add a customized helmet by clicking on the “plates” button on the homepage and putting your firehouse number.  I then sculpt it on the helmet before bronze finishing the trophy.  Pretty awesome!

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Dan and Brian of Engine 80/Ladder 23 in the Bronx show off the first ever Armchair Fireman

 

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Making a Mold for the Police Fantasy Football Trophy

Exciting times here at the shop as the Armchair Quarterback Policeman, fantasy football trophy, moves onto the mold making stage.  The sculpting process is completed and now a silicone mold is made so that multiple casts can be taken.  The first step, which you see in the photo below, is a brush on coat of silicone.  The brush on coat is to insure that no air bubbles form in the silicone that will come in direct contact with the sculpture. An air bubble would transfer to the mold and thus the final cast resulting in less detail.   Something that just wouldn’t be acceptable here at FantasyTrophies.com. 

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The brush on coat of silicone is applied