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How to Make a Gel-Filled Zombie Prosthetic with Dragon Skin FX-Pro
Dragon Skin® FX-Pro is a soft, stable, high performance platinum silicone rubber specifically designed for creating silicone makeup appliances and skin effects. Dragon Skin® FX-Pro is compatible with Skin-Tite® silicone adhesive as well as medical grade pressure sensitive adhesives for adhering silicone appliances temporarily to the skin.

Soft and stretchy FX-Pro has a Shore hardness of 2A.
FX-Pro can be combined with SLACKER® deadening agent to create a very soft silicone gel for filling encapsulated silicone pieces. An infinite number of color effects can be achieved by adding Silc-Pig® silicone pigments. Cured rubber can also be painted with the Psycho Paint® system.

The following gallery is an overview of creating a silicone gel filled appliance using
Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® and also illustrates painting the piece using Psycho Paint® and adhering it to the actor using Skin Tite®.
 A positive (lifecasting) and negative mold made using Shell Shock® and Plasti-Paste® are used for casting Dragon Skin® FX-Pro

1 - A positive (lifecasting) and negative mold made using Shell Shock® and Plasti-Paste® are used for casting Dragon Skin® FX-Pro
 Sonite® wax is applied to the negative mold.

2 - Sonite® wax is applied to the negative mold.
 Sonite® wax is also applied to the positive.

3 - Sonite® wax is also applied to the positive.
 A light coat of Ease Release® 200 is applied to the negative.

4 - A light coat of Ease Release® 200 is applied to the negative.
 The Ease Release® 200 is brushed into the deep detail of the negative.

5 - The Ease Release® 200 is brushed into the deep detail of the negative.
 A light mist coating of Ease Release ® 200 is also applied to the mold positive.

6 - A light mist coating of Ease Release ® 200 is also applied to the mold positive.
 The Ease Release® 200 is brushed over the surface, ensuring even coverage.

7 - The Ease Release® 200 is brushed over the surface, ensuring even coverage.
 Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® Part A is dispensed.

8 - Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® Part A is dispensed.
 An equal amount of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® Part B is dispensed.

9 - An equal amount of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® Part B is dispensed.
 The mix ratio of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® is 1:1 by weight or volume.

10 - The mix ratio of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® is 1:1 by weight or volume.
 A small amount of Silc Pig® Blood pigment is dispensed.

11 - A small amount of Silc Pig® Blood pigment is dispensed.
 The Silc Pig® Blood pigment is combined with Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B.

12 - The Silc Pig® Blood pigment is combined with Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B.
 The material is thoroughly mixed.

13 - The material is thoroughly mixed.
 A layer of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® is stippled on the mold positive using a disposable brush.

14 - A layer of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® is stippled on the mold positive using a disposable brush.
 A thin layer of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® is also stippled on the mold negative.

15 - A thin layer of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® is also stippled on the mold negative.
 50 grams of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® Part A is weighed out..

16 - 50 grams of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® Part A is weighed out..
 50 grams of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® Part B is weighed out..

17 - 50 grams of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® Part B is weighed out..
 100 grams of SLACKER® is weighed out.

18 - 100 grams of SLACKER® is weighed out.
 50 grams FX-Pro® Part A   50 grams FX-Pro® Part B   100 grams SLACKER® will produce a soft silicone gel.

19 - 50 grams FX-Pro® Part A 50 grams FX-Pro® Part B 100 grams SLACKER® will produce a soft silicone gel.
 A small amount of Silc Pig® Fleshtone pigment is dispensed.

20 - A small amount of Silc Pig® Fleshtone pigment is dispensed.
 The Silc Pig® Fleshtone pigment is combined with Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B.

21 - The Silc Pig® Fleshtone pigment is combined with Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B.
 All of the material components are combined.

22 - All of the material components are combined.
 The material is thoroughly mixed.

23 - The material is thoroughly mixed.
 The material mixture is slowly poured into the mold in a thin stream to eliminate air bubbles.

24 - The material mixture is slowly poured into the mold in a thin stream to eliminate air bubbles.
 The negative mold is rotated to coat the surface evenly.

25 - The negative mold is rotated to coat the surface evenly.
 The positive mold is inserted into the negative.

26 - The positive mold is inserted into the negative.
 Firm pressure is applied.

27 - Firm pressure is applied.
 Weights will maintain pressure while the silicone cures.

28 - Weights will maintain pressure while the silicone cures.
 The material is left to cure for at least 60 minutes.

29 - The material is left to cure for at least 60 minutes.
 Talcum powder is brushed around the mold to reduce the tackiness of the silicone gel.

30 - Talcum powder is brushed around the mold to reduce the tackiness of the silicone gel.
 Screwdrivers are used to slowly and carefully pry the mold open.

31 - Screwdrivers are used to slowly and carefully pry the mold open.
 The 2 mold halves are slowly taken apart as more talcum powder is applied.

32 - The 2 mold halves are slowly taken apart as more talcum powder is applied.
 The mold positive is removed.

33 - The mold positive is removed.
 The appliance is guided out of the negative mold using a brush and talcum powder.

34 - The appliance is guided out of the negative mold using a brush and talcum powder.
 Excess powder is removed using warm water.

35 - Excess powder is removed using warm water.
 The mouth, nose and eye holes are carefully trimmed using sharp scissors.

36 - The mouth, nose and eye holes are carefully trimmed using sharp scissors.
 The finished appliance is now ready for painting with Psycho Paint®

37 - The finished appliance is now ready for painting with Psycho Paint®
 Psycho Paint®, toluene and Silc Pig® pigments are assembled.

38 - Psycho Paint®, toluene and Silc Pig® pigments are assembled.
 Psycho Paint® Part A is dispensed.

39 - Psycho Paint® Part A is dispensed.
 An equal amount of Psycho Paint® Part B is dispensed.  Mix ratio is 1A:1B by weight or volume.

40 - An equal amount of Psycho Paint® Part B is dispensed. Mix ratio is 1A:1B by weight or volume.
 The 2 Psycho Paint® components are combined in a large mixing cup.

41 - The 2 Psycho Paint® components are combined in a large mixing cup.
 Toluene is added until the Psycho Paint is a brushable consistency.

42 - Toluene is added until the Psycho Paint is a brushable consistency.
 The toluene and Psycho Paint® components are thoroughly mixed.

43 - The toluene and Psycho Paint® components are thoroughly mixed.
 A small amount of Silc Pig® Blood pigment is added to a batch of clear Psycho Paint®.

44 - A small amount of Silc Pig® Blood pigment is added to a batch of clear Psycho Paint®.
 The bristles of a chip brush are cut down to 3/8'' (1cm) and the brush is dipped in the pigmented Psycho Paint® mixture.

45 - The bristles of a chip brush are cut down to 3/8'' (1cm) and the brush is dipped in the pigmented Psycho Paint® mixture.
 The paint is 'spattered' on the surface of the appliance.

46 - The paint is 'spattered' on the surface of the appliance.
 A small amount of Silc Pig® Blue and Black pigment is added to a batch of clear Psycho Paint®.

47 - A small amount of Silc Pig® Blue and Black pigment is added to a batch of clear Psycho Paint®.
 This material is used for painting detail and shading.  Additional layers of color can be built up this way.

48 - This material is used for painting detail and shading. Additional layers of color can be built up this way.
 The Psycho Paint® is allowed to cure for 4 hours.

49 - The Psycho Paint® is allowed to cure for 4 hours.
 After the Psycho Paint® cures, excess flashing is cut away using sharp scissors.

50 - After the Psycho Paint® cures, excess flashing is cut away using sharp scissors.
 A small amount of Skin Tite® silicone appliance adhesive is measured 1A:1B by volume.

51 - A small amount of Skin Tite® silicone appliance adhesive is measured 1A:1B by volume.
 The Skin Tite® components are combined and mixed thoroughly.

52 - The Skin Tite® components are combined and mixed thoroughly.
 A thin layer of Skin Tite® is applied to the entire face.

53 - A thin layer of Skin Tite® is applied to the entire face.
 As the Skin Tite® cures, the appliances is pressed into place.

54 - As the Skin Tite® cures, the appliances is pressed into place.
 More Skin Tite® is used to adhere and blend the edges of the appliance.

55 - More Skin Tite® is used to adhere and blend the edges of the appliance.
 Skin Tite® is carefully applied around the mouth area.

56 - Skin Tite® is carefully applied around the mouth area.
 Theatrical makeup is used to further blend the piece into the surrounding skin.

57 - Theatrical makeup is used to further blend the piece into the surrounding skin.
 The super soft gel filled FX-Pro® appliance flexes with every facial expression.

58 - The super soft gel filled FX-Pro® appliance flexes with every facial expression.
 During the photo shoot, the silicone piece reflects light in a very natural way.

59 - During the photo shoot, the silicone piece reflects light in a very natural way.
 The Skin Tite® adhesive creates a very long lasting bond.

60 - The Skin Tite® adhesive creates a very long lasting bond.
 To remove the piece, the appliance is gently pulled away from the skin.

61 - To remove the piece, the appliance is gently pulled away from the skin.
 Skin Tite® does not encapsulate body hair.  Material is easily pulled away from eyebrows, eyelashes, beards etc.

62 - Skin Tite® does not encapsulate body hair. Material is easily pulled away from eyebrows, eyelashes, beards etc.
 The remaining Skin Tite® and makeup residue is removed using a standard makeup removal wipe.

63 - The remaining Skin Tite® and makeup residue is removed using a standard makeup removal wipe.


Using Dragon Skin FX-Pro to Make a Gel-Filled Zombie Appliance

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