I am relatively new to this site, but have enjoyed this open forum very much. I think this site is doing a great service ,offering info that is very hard to aquire as these subjects aren't taught in any conventional way,and learning through trial and error can be expensive and slow. I joined this site in an attempt to expand and improve my illustration skills as I feel they need it, but my true love and employ has come from scuplting and in an effort not to starve in that profession I have learned in my twenty + years doing it that you have to be diverse and very flexable in application . which means that one day you could have a guy wanting a dragon in bronze and a lifesize person in concrete the next. so knowing how to sculpt is important but knowing how to make a mold of the piece how to break the piece into sections to improve casting quality, and how to engineer a functional mold that will last through hundreds of castings with consistant results , also what materials to use to cast with , like resin , polyester, urethane, plaster , concrete , bronze you name it and if you are looking to produce commercially you will need to develop a working knowledge of these materials and there applications.but dont fret you will never know it all and every project will teach you something.So all of us will always be students .Anyway enough babbling , I am going to walk you through a garage kit or resin kit process from design to casting a finished product, many of the things I am sharing with you are things I learned from professionals who nice enough to show me so im just passing that on.Ayway if you have any info on an improved way of doing something that is faster and better then what I am showing please tell . like I said we are all students .I won't be offended.one other thing this thread is spacific to produceing a resin cast commercially viable piece , without having to go and outsoarce the casting and keeping production costs low.I have been working on this project since dec 5 and the sculpt is nearly done. I have done very few sci fi creatures in my day so I hope it won't bore you veterans , my son wanted a creature so here it is , I hope you like it and the info helps, mahalo. and Merry Christmas!