Hello everyone, Im taking a sculpting class in school, and sculpted a human figure which we just finished molding. Now the teacher asked us to think of several materials to try and cast our sculpture, and since I have no experience with this at all, I though Ill ask around to to get some ideas.
I thought about trying plastic, soap, and maybe something translucent. Ill google around and see what I can come up with.
Here are some pictures of the sculpture before I molded it (they don't do him much justice, but that will have to do):
Thanks a lot.
Oh, and btw, we only did plaster molds, not flexible silicone.
Then you could cast in latex (which will shrink about 10%) or silicone (expensive). Latex would be hollow, so you would have to have a way of filling it with rigid expanding foam while it was still in the mould. There are also some flexible polyurethanes which *might* work, but they would need release agent and the under cuts wouldn't have to be very severe. That's about all I can think of... there may be more.
Last edited by Alaneye; May 18th, 2011 at 05:41 PM.
I just read a little about soap, and it seems you can't melt it to liquid... Ill try other things.