The next step in moldmaking. These videos and step-by-step tutorials show techniques which are for advanced users and include cavity molds, multi-part molds, and other ways to mold complicated originals.
Whether you are interested in reproducing a sculpted figure, an antique picture frame, an industrial pattern, an architectural molding, a fossil, animal skin (taxidermy), the texture of a piece of fabric, or a toy, you start by making a rubber mold. Whether you want to make one or one thousand reproductions of an original, you can do it using a mold.
Whether your original model is made from clay, wax, plaster, sand, concrete, stone, metal, bone or almost any material, making a rubber mold makes it possible to reproduce that model – exactly.
This tutorial outlines making a mold of a replica Klingon Disruptor pistol from the Star Trek television series.
This tutorial outlines the steps for creating a two-piece cored mold using Reoflex® 40 urethane rubber from Smooth-On.
The extreme flexibility of Dragon Skin makes it ideal for creating one piece glove molds.
Smooth-Cast® 65D is used in a rotocasting machine to create full-sized display heads which only weigh 2 lbs. (0.9 kgs) each.
Molding and casting a piece with delicate detail, complex angles and severe undercuts.
In this how-to, Tony Breedlove uses a cavity pour technique that yields perfect antler castings every time.
Using EZ-Spray silicone rubber to coat a degraded steel plate - eliminating a costly repair.
Read how a reproduction of this historic headstone for display at a local museum is made using brush-on urethane rubber.
Dragon Skin® is excellent for brush on molds. A Dragon Skin® mold can be turned completely inside out without risk of tearing.