STEP BY STEP MAKING A WAX MODEL
The experimental nature of developing a design idea can lead to new avenues of exploration, which will often provide unforeseen and exciting results. Models can be a very useful medium through which to both generate and then further explore ideas that may be subsequently applied across a range of scales. Considered as modes of inquiry, models facilitate the pursuit of novel ideas that may in turn lead to design revisions and refinement. In this example, wax is used to investigate mass, volume, and light.
A mold is created by pouring rubber around a wood positive model.
The mold is then filled with melted paraffin ...