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How do you make a bust mold for a head? can i fill it with ballistics gel? Answered

i want to make a cheap martial arts dummy with ballistics gel covered with plastic.  like this
www.punch-bag.org.uk/images/century-bob-body-opponent.jpg

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RavingMadStudiosBest Answer (author)2010-05-05

You'll need to make a mold from silicone or alginate, with a rigid "mother mold" of plaster, fiberglass, or other sturdy material to help it hold its shape. Check here for some very good tutorials & materials:

http://www.smooth-on.com/index.php?cPath=1234_1240

Also, you might want to reconsider ballistics gel in favor of RTV silicone or urethane casting. Gelatin gets all melty and stinky pretty fast.

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yea i dont care wat its made of but i need 2 no how 2 make the mold

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In the link I posted, there are a ton of how-to videos and step-by-step photo sequences. That should give you all the information you need to get started.

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lemonie (author)2010-05-04

Why ballistic gel?
You'd probably end up making a silicone mould.

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