18 hours ago, Bentley said:
Interesting thoughts. I also tend to view it from the perspective of a commercial operator (which A519 is). Looking at it that way, I don't see how it is feasible to use tape for this process. It would take too much time to mask in any quantity. Plus, the way the edges look, I came to the opinion that it wasn't tape.
I also thought about creating some kind of stamp or flexible stencil. My best guess right now is some kind of 5 spoke flexible thing on a stick that is sprayed or dipped in white then placed in the mold cavity and then turned a few degrees. IF you look closely at the white stripes, you can see some horizontal lines that suggest movement. Seems like a possible way to do it - I'm just not sure what to make the tool out of.
@keychris when you say to spray the red, then apply white with a finger....do you let the red dry completely first or do you let the red and white mix to create the color variations?
I envisage a solid flexible piece of plastic or silicon with the star pattern cut out of it, or even some sort of piping nozzle, you spray onto the pattern, you get diffusion at the edges of the spray depending how far the stencil is from the mold. You can see there's very little diffusion in the centre, with more out to the edges, so the stencil could be against the centre of the mold and is away from the edges. The diffusion could also simply be spraying from a slightly further distance away and not getting full coverage. IMHO you can't get that pattern with a stamp which you coat and place into the mold, but I've never done that so can't really say
@Bentley, once you've sprayed the red, applying white with a finger once the red has set will create the highlights of red, then when you create the shell in dark you'll accent them against the darker red colours. If you add the white whilst the red is still setting you'll get a more smeared effect which is not what I'm seeing in that picture.
I notice someone has posted a link on the instagram photo to this thread, we might get a direct answer