Molding & Casting An Alligator Snapping Turtle

Overview

The Alligator Snapping Turtle is one of nature's rarest and most elusive animals. An opportunity to reproduce a 250 year old specimen is as rare as the animal itself. Tony & Leslie Breedlove of Wildlife Art Creations (Melrose, FL) were fortunate enough to acquire a 150 lb (68 kg) Alligator Snapper, and have chronicled their mold making and casting processes used to make exact duplicates of this dinosaur.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

  • Plywood
  • Mold Max 30
  • Fast Cat
  • Thi-Vex
  • Ease Release 200
  • Smooth-Cast 320
  • Foam-iT 5
  • Mixing Containers
  • Mixing Sticks
  • Sonite Wax