KritterKins Update 9

As you can see we are a couple of weeks into September and we’ve shipped a handful of packages for the items that have been completed so far. What we didn’t account for was how hot it would be in the afternoons and how that would affect our casting progress. The resin tends to cure faster, forcing us to run smaller batches of molds at a time.

Tracking our progress, we are a little over half way to completing all of the production castings.

KritterKins Production Progress Chart
KritterKins Production Progress Chart
  • Lady Sakura and Jonsey have been mastered
  • Naito production castings are in progress
  • Flint, Coco, and Managara will be mastered next

Once the original sculpts are molded, a set of blue resin masters are cast, usually about six of each part. These resin masters are used to make sets of production molds, usually a dozen or so, in order to make batches of production castings at a time.

Naito masters being removed from her production molds
Naito masters being removed from her production molds

 

Batches of production molds during casting
Batches of production molds during casting

 

Usagi Kage and Kero castings in Q/C
Usagi Kage and Kero castings in Q/C

 

Naito and Kero parts ready to be Q/Ced and cleaned
Naito and Kero parts ready to be Q/Ced and cleaned

 

Kero castings ready for shipping
Kero castings ready for shipping

We restocked on supplies Thursday and have been making more molds, cleaning masters, and casting production runs.

$400 box of goo
$400 box of goo

Kero is just about wrapped up and the rest of the molds for Naito are going into production today.

Vicky has been hard at work cycling through trays of production molds to get all of the KritterKins wrapped up. This has allowed me to focus on sculpting again, although I still handle all of the mold-making.

Benign Overseer Shas'tan monitors the production process
Benign Overseer Shas’tan monitors the production process

Currently the schedule will have us wrapping up the casting around mid-October. As it cools off here, and we have fresh materials to work with, production should go as planned.

Thanks again for all your patience and support! We are looking forward to getting your KirtterKins to you as soon as possible!

— Patrick

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