Mask making help!

Zionshoots

New Member
A long time ago i had and idea of making the clown mask's from The Dark Knight. So i tried making them with a very very low budget and they turned out way too crappy. I wanted something that was smooth and durable. a year or two passed and i saw a game called Payday the heist had come out and i couldn't stop staring at those mask's they used. It gave me the idea of making the mask from there because they reminded me of the mask's from batman. I realised how bad i failed with the masks i made a while ago and i gave up. Another couple of year's past and Payday 2 came out. I so wanted to have those mask's now, so i googled and googled all i could to find a good quality clay (Oil based), silicone moulding material and resin for casting. After 2-3 attempts i failed once again. The silicone was just way to runny to work with and i had to use a stupid small amount of blue catalyst to start the curing wich took forever. The mother mold i had use plaster for, because i had no interest in buying fiberglass and more resin just to make the mothermold. When i was done with the mold making i took all of the molds off. The plaster mothermold was way to floppy and all the layers of sillicone was so thin that the mold was just not hard enough to work with. I didn't give up and sewed the sillicone around the mothermold. I then casted the mask and it came out too small and way too bended because of the not-so-firm silicone.

I really want to make those mask and i won't give up until i have. I just need HELP!

I live in Europe/ Scandinavia, so i have some questions.


Where can i get silicone that is easier to work with and cures faster ( like something with equal parts A and B)?

What can i use for the mother mold? Do i have to use fiberglass or is there any other way?

Any other tips to make it easier?

ANY pictures, links, videos or comments would help out so very much!


THANK YOU!
- Me :)
 

Moviepropmaker6

Active Member
Hi Zionshoots,

I'm making the Dallas Mask from Payday right now and i think i can give you a few suggestions. For Silicone Rubber, Once you've found a distributor, look for rebound 25, it's a great silicone for what you want, equal A and B parts, strong and can be thickened with the smooth on thickener. As for resin use Smooth on 65D, it's a white rotocasting resin with equal parts of a and b, you can slush it around the inside of your rebound mold in a few layers and then all you have to do is paint it after it dries. For a cheap,easy and durable mothermold just use gypsona plaster cloth.

Smooth on europe distributors:

https://www.smooth-on.com/distributor-regions/europe/
 

Zionshoots

New Member
Hi Moviepropmaker.

I actually found a great distributor in Amsterdam, whos got rebound 25 and plasti-paste I could use for the mothermold. I will for sure get either the 300 or 65D when I'm out of the resin I already got.

Thank you so much for the reply and hope your project is turning out the way you want it :)
 

Moviepropmaker6

Active Member
Hi Moviepropmaker.

I actually found a great distributor in Amsterdam, whos got rebound 25 and plasti-paste I could use for the mothermold. I will for sure get either the 300 or 65D when I'm out of the resin I already got.

Thank you so much for the reply and hope your project is turning out the way you want it :)
thats great! I hope you're mask turn out great too
 
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