Step 9: Plaster the Other Half

When the plaster has set and cooled, turn it over to expose the soft and fleshy rear of your Alien. This has probably taken a bit of damage from lying on its back underneath all of that plaster, so take some time to tidy it up and smooth out any dents. Give it another going-over with your toothbrush to remove any specks of plaster or plasticine that might have crept back in.

Tidy up the edge of the plaster mould by snapping or sawing off any unwanted blobs of plaster. Once you've done this, cover the exposed plaster with tape so that it doesn't stick to the second batch of plaster.

Now repeat the previous step to cover the second half of your Alien in plaster.

Once this has set and cooled, carefully separate the two halves of your plaster mould and scrape out all of the plasticine. You should be left with a two-part fossilised negative of your Alien.

Don't worry too much if you've managed to crack the mould by mistake, as you can usually repair it with glue and some carefully applied plaster.
<p>Here it is! Thanks for the terrific instructions! With it, I won first place in the Fargo Hoppy Halloween Theme Beer competition in 2015. Here's a URL of the presentation: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/barbara.nilles.3/videos/10205155819155190/" rel="nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/barbara.nilles.3/videos/1...</a></p>
I've Been Looking For One Of These! How Much Would It Cost For You To Make Me One Of These From Your Mold?
Great work!
I'd just like to say, though I looked at this because it was intriguing rather than me having the equipment to make this, your comments made me Lol...especially the song suggestions xD <br> <br>Amazing project :D
THIS IS REALLY COOL now you need to make a face hugger :)
It's so cute :3
it's not cute at all... X(
A wonderful creation, great artistry, and a very humorous and informative Instructable. Excellent all around!
This puppet was awesome in Spaceballs
i love this puppet!!!!! do u make them for others???? also how much did he cost to make?? im english too so in pounds please lol?? i sooooo want one xx
Thanks for your enthusiasm, lubulldog.<br><br>So far I've just made a couple of these as Christmas presents for friends, but I could in theory make more. If you're serious about wanting one, then send me a private message.
This is Freakin' awesome dude
name it &quot;chester&quot;
<br> Thanks guys!<br> <br> And just because Mikeasaurus asked nicely, here's a tech demo!<br> <br> <div class="media_embed"> <object height="385" width="480"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/J3udO3FkaoA?fs=1&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;rel=0"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/J3udO3FkaoA?fs=1&hl=en_GB&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480"></embed></object></div> <br>
Great stuff!
please, tell me you have a video of this in action!
Curse you, Red Baron! I was hoping to get to both of these, but you beat me to it.
I strike again!<br> <br> Also, I was reminded of this:<object height="385" width="480"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Sh1exCwGiY0?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Sh1exCwGiY0?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480"></embed></object><br> :&nbsp; <a>link</a><br>
gotta love spaceballs...
Awesome work! Singing and dancing alien would be a nice touch - rig it up to sing happy birthday and you can use it in childrens parties too.
I'm working on making a whole chorus line of the little chappies...
amazing thing ever!<br>I loved it!

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