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Life-casting limbs

Hand cast.

1: Materials     2: Casting     3: Separation    4: Making a positive  5: Removal


Leave the plaster to harden (time will depend on the thickness of the casting - as to the water content held within).
As soon as the plaster has cured, you should begin removing the negative shell - the plaster bandage still contains a lot of water - making it easy to tear apart with enough force.  The alginate too is approximately 50% water weight - an as such extremly flexible.  If you were to leave the whole cast overnight before attempting to separate the casts, you risk the entire thing fusing solid.

Worse still, you will be preventing the evaporation of water from the plaster cast trapped inside the damp alginate - which will begin to destroy the delicate detail of the skin texture.

Pealing away the negative.

Once again, removing the shell layers is delicate work, and requires patience and time.  If you do not take adequate care, you risk breaking of fingers from the positive.

Cutting disk being used.


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Sculptor / Model maker: Sylak  -   Make-up artist / Painter: Nicky
Assistant concept designer: Curt.

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This page was last reviewed by the WebMaster on 19/06/2001