Best mold for 1/6 scale body sculptures?

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by Dkiltz292, May 12, 2012.

  1. Dkiltz292

    Dkiltz292 New Member

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    I am trying to mold some of my sculptures that are the figurine type. they are made from an oil based clay with a middle support so they are sturdy. so my question is what type of mold is best ? sillicone mold, rubber mold, 2 part mold. i have been looking online for the last 2 days but i just cant find a direct answer. if any one could help i would greatly apreciate it.
  2. Jaded Monk

    Jaded Monk Well-Known Member

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    You really only have two choices. Vinyl really isn't worth the trouble. You can do a Urethane mold or a Silicone mold. Urethan is cheaper, but if you have no experience it may be a moot point. Silicone is the most forgiving material. The type of mold depends on the complexity of your part. Can you imagine cutting the figure free and having a usable mold? If the answer is no, then you're doing a two part mold.

    There you go. A two-part silicone mold. Check you tube for Smooth-on, BITY, Alumilite and more, I'm accidentally forgetting several.

  3. Dkiltz292

    Dkiltz292 New Member

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    awsome thank you for the quick responce, 2 part mold it is then
  4. swgeek

    swgeek Sr Member

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    You also need to be careful when molding oil clay with silicone. If the clay contains sulfur it may inhibit the cure of the silicone and make a big mess of your mold.
  5. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes! if you have Sulfer in your clay, then you might have some issues.

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