In this lifecasting tutorial video, we demonstrate lifecasting a head using Body Double Silicone Rubber from Smooth-On.

materials used

face mould
Alja-Safe Acrobat alginaat
FX ALL-Ginate
plaster bandage
casting
duoMatrix- G
Molda super
Hydrocal FGR
Crystacast
Accessiores
Latex kaalkop (Bald Cap)
Mastix
maatbeker
mengbeker
roerhoutjes

lifecasting of kids face

GEBRUIKTE MATERIALEN

face with silicone
Body Double Release cream
Body Double 'Standard Set'
plaster bandage
casting
Smooth cast 325
bronze powder
Accessoires
Body Double releasecream
latex bold cap
Mastix
Mastix remover
measuring cup
mixing cup
stirring sticks

livecast of hand with alginate

materials used

mould of hand
Alja-Safe Acrobat aliginaat
casting
Smooth-Cast 300 Q
Universel Release Agent (spuitbus)
metal powder
Accessoires
Turbine mixer
big measuring & mixing cup

bodycasting of nude model with alginate

materials used

Life casting mould
Body Double Release cream
Body Double 'Standard Set'
Silicone Thinner
Thi-Vex
support mould
plaster bandage
Accessoires
measuring cup
mixing cup
brushes

Alginate is used to make a lifecast of a face. Alginate is a flexible material and needs a support mold to keep it's form. Plaster bandage is used to make such a shell. If you want to make multiple castings out of a mold it is advisable to use a skin safe silicone to make the negative of the face.

After the alginate powder is thouroughly mixed with water you have a few minutes working time before it sets. The working time is influenced by the (water) temperature and the mixing ratio. Our FormFX lifecasting alginate is, contrary to dental alginates, specially formulated for making body casts and gives you a longer working time. Mix small batches at a time. Take care to put the model at ease and DO NOT BLOCK THE NOSTRILS !!!

materials used

face mould
FX All- Ginate
plaster bandage
Accessoires
measuring cup
mixing cup
stirring sticks

The materials used and some alternatives.

materials used

Cellona Plaster Bandage 12cmx4m /5roll pack Cellona Plaster Bandage 12cm wide on a roll op 4 meters. App. 3,5 min. working time - per pack of 5 rolls 15,85 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

Cellona Plaster Bandage 15cmx2m / 1 roll Cellona Plaster Bandage 15cm wide on a roll of 2 meters. App. 3,5 min. working time 4,80 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

Plaster of Paris Splint - 4ply - 15cm/20meter Cellona Plasterbandage, 15 cm wide, 4 layers, length 20 meters, in box 73,15 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

Body Double Regular Set /1kg Silicone rubber that can be applied directly to the skin to make molds of the face, hands and other body parts, potlife 5 min, demoldtime 30 min; set 0,91 kg (0,45 kg A + 0,45 kg B). 37,25 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

Body Double Regular Set /8kg Silicone rubber that can be applied directly to the skin to make molds of the face, hands and other body parts, potlife 5 min, demoldtime 30 min; set 8 kg (4 kg A + 4 kg B). 262,45 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

Bd-release cream /30gr This is a special blend of skin-safe, skin-softening conditioners that will ensure that Body Double™ rubber will release from the body. 30gr. 3,30 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

BD-release cream /100gr This is a special blend of skin-safe, skin-softening conditioners that will ensure that Body Double™ rubber will release from the body. - pot 100 grams. 11,00 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

Hyper-Folic /500ml This is a skin conditioning liquid applying to the skin before using a silicone rubber for a lifecasting. 19,50 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

Alja Acrobat /1,36kg is a fiber reinforced “non-sag” version of original Alja-Safe. Acrobat is thicker and holds vertical surfaces giving the user more control to make molds of the face, torso, etc. 24,75 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

Cartridge Dispense Gun Silicone dispensing gun holds 400 ml silicone cartridges and forces the Parts A & B through a static mixing tube. 93,60 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)