I have an idea for a potion/potion bottle phys-rep that I’d like to run past people
A standard potion lammie (both the standard cards and the rip-on-use lammies) is 2.5 by 3.5 inches - call it 60x90 mm, rounding up
You can get 250mm PET bottles with a width of just over 60mm (e.g. http://www.spectra-packaging.co.uk/product/?refno=1089&bottleid=275)
Fill bottle with resin, adding pigments or accessories depending of the potion you’re “targeting” (so for the Sovereign Specific, it would be clear resin with a bit of glitter)
Dip lid in molten wax to look like a seal
Put an IC label on the front - get creative with design and wording
On the back, stick a paper “envelope” you can slip the lammie in, with just the tip peaking out
Result - a reusable, safe (if a bit heavy) phys-rep that looks like the potion in question and keeps the potion and lammie in the same place
So here’s my issue:
Epoxy resin would be prohibitively expensive - 250mm is a lot of epoxy
Polyester resin is a possibility, but I’m concerned that it might react badly with the PET - is there a materials scientist in the house?
Candle wax is an alternative, but I was really looking for something more translucent. On the other hand gel wax is looks like Sovereign Specific… and it can be tinted
Have I just solved my own problem?
Of course, I could side-step all of this by using PET bottles with the brown smoked-glass effect finish (like old medicine bottles) - perhaps filling them with water (for the weight) before corking and dipping the top in wax. But that just seems a bit easy. And it seems surprisingly difficult to get rectangular brown PET bottles. Unless I’m using the wrong terms when googling