A few years back i had a go at lifecasting, and did a reasonable job of making a plaster copy of my brothers head.
I have still have the plaster pull, which is a full head.
I am thinking of making a nice sculpt based on this, and would like to know the best way of making a clay pull of it, so i can do some cool zombie effects, and hopefully finally make a silicon skinned/foam core zombie head).
What is the best way of making a clay pull? I was thinking of using latex to make a one piece mold, as its cheap. I know it takes alot longer, (eg. waiting for each layer to dry), however theres no rush.
Once this latex mold is done, say 20 layers, i presume i make a hard mother from plaster bandage.
Next i presume i melt some clay, and slosh around inside, and keep doing this until i get a nice thickness. Once dry, remove mother, and pull off latex mold.
Can anyone tell me if this is the best/cheapest way to do a clay pull?
Will the latext pull off the plaster cast easily? Will undercuts like chins/ears be a problem?
What clay would be best for this process, and is it possible to melt clay on a normal cooker?
Will the latext damage the clay when pulled off?
I hope someone can help and give some tips/guides to this.
Also any links to suppliers in the UK would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance