Lifecasting

Lifecasting

Smooth-On Alja-Safe® alginate and Body Double® silicone rubber have become Hollywood favorites and industry standards for capturing / reproducing detail from the human body.  Formulated to be entirely skin safe mold materials (both are certified skin safe), these products are used for;

Small projects such as reproducing infant’s hands and feet to make forever-lasting castings of a new birth event.  Also, reproducing finger prints by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.

Intermediate projects such as reproducing detail of someone’s fingers, hands, feet or a face for school art projects, making movie special effects or making orthotic and orthopedic appliances, making medical training aids and more.

Large projects such as reproducing a torso (face to mid-section) or entire body (head to toe) for making movie special effects, castings for museums, medical training aids and more.

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Using Alja-Safe® Alginate to Cast Silicone Body Parts

Using Alja-Safe® Alginate to Cast Silicone Body Parts

Not only is Alja-Safe® safe and easy to, you can also cast platinum silicone rubbers directly into finished molds.

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Making a Silicone Mold of a Hand Using Ecoflex® 00-35

Making a Silicone Mold of a Hand Using Ecoflex® 00-35

This lifecasting video tutorial shows how Ecoflex® 00-35 silicone can be used to lifecast a hand

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Lifecasting a Female Torso Using Body Double Silicone Rubber

Lifecasting a Female Torso Using Body Double Silicone Rubber

Using Body Double®, it is possible to mold an entire female torso and capture every detail in a cold cast bronze casting.

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Alja-Safe® Alginate Quick Start Guide

Alja-Safe® Alginate Quick Start Guide

Follow this simple step-by-step lifecasting guide, and you will have a perfect lifecasting which will 'freeze time'.

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Life Casting a Child's Face Using Body Double®

Life Casting a Child's Face Using Body Double®

Body Double® is a skin-safe silicone rubber that reproduces perfect detail from body parts

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Creating Lightweight Theatrical Costume Armor

Creating Lightweight Theatrical Costume Armor

Andreas Moravec demonstrates a technique for creating theatrical armor using Rebound™ 25 silicone and Smooth Cast® resins

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Making a Prop Severed Hand Using Alja Safe® Breeze®

Making a Prop Severed Hand Using Alja Safe® Breeze®

John Fennel used Smooth-On's Alja-Safe Breeze® for creating the initial clay pour for his prop.

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Face Casting with Alja-Safe® Crystalline Silica-Free Alginate

Face Casting with Alja-Safe® Crystalline Silica-Free Alginate

Alja-Safe® Crystalline Silica-Free Alginate is suitable for making temporary molds of the face, hands and other body parts.

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Alja-Safe® Hand Castings Go Wild!

Alja-Safe® Hand Castings Go Wild!

Let your imagination run wild and create unexpected images with basic hand shapes.

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What People Have Done With These Materials

In Search Of A Fin-Safe Material

In Search Of A Fin-Safe Material

A sea life rescue foundation was in search of way to attach GPS radios to the dorsal fins of dolphins

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Creating Artwork From a Pregnancy Belly Cast

Creating Artwork From a Pregnancy Belly Cast

Recently, a client commissioned a unique project. She was looking to have a mold made of her own torso.

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The Many Faces Of Guy Louis XVI

The Many Faces Of Guy Louis XVI

It is simply impossible to readily discern that Guy's figures are not alive.

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