Droids Custom Yak Face: And I'm finished!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-10-02, 07:21:04

I sent along my artwork to Matt last Thursday. That commitment fulfilled, I only had two more things I need to complete:

  1. Update, print, number, sign, and cut the COAs
  2. Cast, trim, clean, primer, and paint the Yak Face coins

The first of those is super boring, so I'm gonna talk about the second! Here's the little science lab I set up when I'm making these things. Top left are the two liquids I mix together that become solid. On either side are the medicine syringes I use to measure out each batch (gotta be diligent about not mixing those up else they'd turn solid). On the right is a mixing cup and spoon. And on the bottom right are the rubber molds.

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My mold guy Yehuda was very accommodating this time around, agreeing to make me three molds instead of one, and to make them a lot thicker than last time. Casting 30 coins 3 at a time goes way, WAY faster than casting 30 coins one at a time. And with my previous molds, the centers became convex after a few uses. So I struggled, mostly unsuccessfully, to keep them flat. With these thicker molds, that wasn't a problem at all. Here's a comparison shot of an old mold next to the new ones:

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I cast 32 coins total. Mostly because one of them came out with bubbles and I had to do one extra batch to get to 30.

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And here they are all trimmed up and cleaned:

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To make them golden, I tape them to a board, then spray them with primer and then gold paint.

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I'll be mailing these off to Matt shortly so he can assemble the complete Yaks.





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