I want to make a gelatinous cube miniature. The DDM one is ridiculously priced on ebay and the very nice ones offered on Otherworld Miniatures are a bit rich for my blood. I picked up some cheap 1″x 1″ x 1″ acrylic fake ice cubes that are perfect – except they are too small. I am looking for dimensions just under 2″ x 2″ x 2″. Apparently, large faux ice cubes of roughly that very dimension were offered somewhere in the void of the interwebs but I cannot find any at the moment. However, if you have a mold you can melt plastic beads in the oven to make fake ice cubes. I made one out of foil but my folding skills suck. The other option is to make a rubber mold of a sculpted cube and use clear liquid resin. However, I am looking at investing in molding materials and resin which would exceed the cost of the manufactured miniatures I mentioned initially. If I had other molding projects this would be the way to go. Below is the product of the plastic bead method:
It came out slightly too big to fit down a dwarven forge hallway. Based off of this prototype I will try again with a slightly smaller mold so that I can use a base that is just under 2″ x 2″ x 2″.