How to Make a Mold From a Skull

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Introduction: How to Make a Mold From a Skull

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A quick run-through on the process used to make a plaster mold from a skull, and then a couple casts from it. The technique shown comes from "The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook" by Thurston James. Look it up on Amazon, it's a great book.

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    6 Discussions

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    FyreHeart
    FyreHeart

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Hey!
    Would this method be good for an actual skull though? I want to make a mold of a deer skull, complete with the antlers, for a project of mine.

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    dwhole
    dwhole

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Nice. I made a mold from a skull shift knob using "Mold Builder Liquid Latex". You just paint it on in layers. You have to let each layer dry thoroughly, and it does take awhile to finally cure. However, once it is cured, it's pretty tough. I've made a couple castings and I'm sure it'll last for a bunch more.

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    inkstainedheart

    What kind of liquid soap did you use? I've only used vaseline, but I'd like to try out other releasing agents and see what's most effective.

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    kaptaink_cg
    kaptaink_cg

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Just your average cheap liquid hand soap. If you want specifics it was "Kroger brand Antibacterial Hand Soap with Conditioners" purchased at Fry's Food. :) I was going to use vaseline but didn't have any on hand. The vaseline probably works better overall, but soap goes on easier and thinner.

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    Gjdj3
    Gjdj3

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Nice job! These are really good molds. I checked out that book and I think I might get it. 5 stars and favorited.