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Silicone casting part 2

November 23rd, 2010 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

So we skipped the large scale tests, and moved directly to the real thing, mostly because we’re running out of time (we’re shooting to have this done by Saturday – this molding takes place on Monday). So far, we have applied two layers of the silicone mixture (3:3:1 – silicone:mineral spirits:corn starch), the first layer tinted so it can be cleaned of the white clay more easily. This was all cured after 4 hours (probably less, but we played it safe), and we peeled it off to check how we did. Not bad! We found a couple air pockets that were probably due to not mixing enough goop for the first layer, and thus having to do it in two batches, but I think those will be easily corrected on the casting with a little sanding. Then we put the mold back on the master and applied a few layers of plaster bandages to make a mother mold. More pictures to come.

Mask sculpted by my amazing wife on a plaster cast of her own face.

First batch of tinted silicone goes down - a little short of full coverage!

Two full layers of silicone down

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