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Craftsmen use molten bronze, hammers, to create Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Craftsmen in protective fire suits pour molten bronze metal into ceramic molds to cast of the Screen Actors Guild Award "The Actor" statuettes using the lost wax process, at the American Fine Arts Foundry on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 in Burbank, Calif. The 18th Annual SAG Awards, which honors outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances will be held in Los Angeles on Jan. 29.

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A craftsman breaks ceramic molds to reveal the bronze cast of the statuette.

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A worker deburs an Actor stauette.

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Artist Joaquin Quintero applies patina finish treatment to Screen Actors Guild Award "The Actor" statuettes.

Watch the casting process.

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