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Jurassic Park - Molded Amber
In the scene where John Hammond is looking at the top of his cane, you see it is made out of one of those pieces of amber with the mosquito inside. What you can also see, when they do the close-up of the amber, is the line where they stuck the two halves together! While Hammond is turning it slowly, watch for the way it catches the light down the middle, showing the seam.
("No insects were harmed in the making of this film"!)
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Dianna on 08-01-2001
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Davo100 writes:
How to make fake amber artifacts 101: 1) Get an egg-shaped mould, and half fill it with the liquid resin. 2) Wait for it to set solid. 3) Place the dead insect on the top surface of the now hardened resin. 4) Fill the remaining space in the mould with more liquid resin. 5) When hardened, remove mould. You now have a fake lump of amber, complete with embedded insect. It has to be made in two stages, or the insect will simply sink to the bottom of the liquid. The only giveaway is that you can usually see the 'join'. Check out plastic paperweights with encapsulated objects to see this for yourself.
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Keith writes:
How do I make, or get hold of, the resin to make fake amber?
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maryofmagdala writes:
Sure they coulda. Make an egg-shaped mold and hold the mosquito in it by a thin wire through the bottom, then inject the fake amber mix. You can then remove the wire and fill up whatever small space it made. With the bottom (the area where they injected the liquid) stuck into Hammond's cane, the audience probably couldn't see anything. But why waste money on little stuff?
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jimmymac34653 writes:
A similar concept happens at Easter time, when Snickers candy comes out with the Snicker Eggs. It's two pieces of candy that are half-molds (as opposed to half-moldy, which in itself is contradictory because it would either be moldy or not moldy, but I digress). I seriously doubt they would be able to come out with a perfectly-rounded amber mold with the mosquito inside.
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