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.
In this video tutorial, we show how to make a mold of a female torso using Body Double Lifecasting Silicone
Not only is Alja-Safe® safe and easy to, you can also cast platinum silicone rubbers directly into finished molds.
This lifecasting video tutorial shows how Ecoflex® 00-35 silicone can be used to lifecast a hand
Using Body Double®, it is possible to mold an entire female torso and capture every detail in a cold cast bronze casting.
Follow this simple step-by-step lifecasting guide, and you will have a perfect lifecasting which will 'freeze time'.
Body Double™ is a skin-safe silicone rubber that reproduces perfect detail from body parts
Andreas Moravec demonstrates a technique for creating theatrical armor using Rebound™ 25 silicone and Smooth Cast® resins
John Fennel used Smooth-On's Alja-Safe Breeze® for creating the initial clay pour for his prop.
Alja-Safe® Crystalline Silica-Free Alginate is suitable for making temporary molds of the face, hands and other body parts.
A sea life rescue foundation was in search of way to attach GPS radios to the dorsal fins of dolphins
Recently, a client commissioned a unique project. She was looking to have a mold made of her own torso.