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Human death masks

Discussion in 'Molding and Casting' started by Warbird, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. I'm interested in casting human death masks. Of course I ,with the help of an assistant, would be the first subject. I purchased some plaster impregnated gauze for the mold, but am perplexed on what I might use to cast the positive part. Thinking about trying flesh tinted white beeswax for a natural Caucasian appearance.
    Does anyone here have any experience with the process ? Advice, tips, and techniques would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance........John
     
  2. Riverland

    Riverland New Member

    there was a booth at rhe world show that a cast human head. they had quite a bit of casting stuff and adgesives. might have been whoever makes derma-grip.
     

  3. Riverland

    Riverland New Member

    also look for the cable show "faceoff ". they make positives on there and build rhem into monsters.
     
  4. Use google, there is a ton of stuff on the web about making face cast. Fangora is a magazine that covers a lot of FX for movies.
     
  5. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    do a search for "life casting".

    Don't have your kids standing behind you as you do your search, there is a lot of "skin". ;D
     
  6. jbconnected

    jbconnected Member

    Smooth-on & several others have videos on YouTube that go into detail on this subject.
     
  7. Here is one of many. I think you should change your title to "Life" casting though, LOL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixy4eohycWM
     
  8. Lots of great answers to my questions. Thanks everyone!
     
  9. sculptor666

    sculptor666 New Member

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    the material is called alginate, you can find it here:

    http://www.polytek.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=284

    depends how you do it, but you can make a mother mold using plaster strips, which helps the alginate retain its overall shape when you pull it off the model.