(only probably red)
So this is a project I have been wanting to do for a while: re-create the ADAM jar from Bioshock. I've made props before for theater, but nothing quite like this. So, while I'm going to take photos and keep track of my progress, this is also a call for help.
As you can see, I already have the first step: the glass that will be the body of the jar. Weirdly enough, it was really difficult to find this specific glass shape: small, rounded, and tapered towards the bottom. I got lucky and found this in TJ Max for $1.
For the silver parts, I think I may have to go with resin molding. It's pretty time consuming (and I'm going to have to acquire a lot of equipment to do it), but I think it will look better than say, Sculpy clay. I'm trying to decide what material to use for the original cast, as in the past I've only replicated existing objects. I'm a little worried about coloring/painting the resin, so if anyone has any advice about what types of paint to get that would be awesome. The m
I also need to figure out what to fill the jar with. I have a few options:
Liquid: This is the least desirable to me, for obvious reasons of potential leakage. I would have to be 100% sure I could somehow seal the glass.
Colored Gel: Like the gel candles (I can get a kit on amazon) This would allow me to color the gel as I pleased, would give some weight to the jar.
Clear paint: I could simply paint the inside of the jar with transparent paint in a swirling pattern. This option is good if I want to hide secret things in the jar
Ideally, I would also like to use LEDs to light the inside of the jar. This will probably be the trickiest for me as I've never worked with LEDs before. I'm not worried about the wiring or anything like that; that stuff is pretty straightforward. I'm more concerned about creating a switching mechanism to turn the LEDs on and off. Either a twisting or pushing mechanism is what I'd want to do, using the face detail on the lid of the jar.
So if anyone has any advice or can help in any of these areas, that would be awesome. I intend to document every step of the way, but it may take a while as I currently have zero supplies for creating a silicon vacuum mold for the resin...or any resin handy for that matter. Once I have made a successful mold I'll be able to reuse it (if I'm careful anyway) so if I can make more I certainly will