A question about plaster casts

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by adamata, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. adamata

    adamata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So, I was able to get my hands on an old 2 part plaster mold from a pottery shop. I would guess it was for slip casting.

    here is my question. Is there any other material I could use in place of clay to make that casting? Is there something else that I could pour into that mold to make castings that wouldn't stick to the plaster?
  2. benhs1898

    benhs1898 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wax would work. Then you could make a better mold off of that.

    Edit: BTW, you'll want to soak the mold in cold water first.

    DOUBLE edit! You'll also want to set the mold to the side (or in the fridge if it's small enough) for several hours. An entire day to be safe.
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  3. weaselflinger

    weaselflinger Sr Member

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    If you only needed one cast, you could seal the plaster with spray paint, apply mold release, and cast in just about any rigid material (plaster, fiberglass, urethane resin). You might have to smash the plaster off depending on the undercuts.

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