The Plane tree nodule collected and ready to begin moulding
The finished plaster backed silicone two piece mould of the nodule
Wax samples testing how much red colourant to add to the microcrystalline wax to get the desired colour.
Partial wax for colour and surface texture texting
Resultant partial wax test
Two wax copies from both parts of the mould
Both halves of the wax mould brought together to create a working 3d model.
Two working wax works ready to be properly adhered together.
The drilling of the holes to represent the imagery from the microscope will be added at a later stage.
I will post images of the final wax works when they have been installed in the trees after the official opening on September 29th.