Monday, April 06, 2009

More Pre-Prosthetic stuff

I got another mold made of another actor, Natasha. This time I used a new alginate, the hardest part of this whole process is becoming familiar with how all these materials work. I'm pretty sure I've said that before. I guess it works the same way with almost any material that goes from a powder form, has to be mixed with water and eventually sets or cures - water temperature is a huge deal.

The warmer the water, the faster it cures. Last night I was expecting the alginate to take about 15-20 minutes - it took about 3. Luckily it covered enough to get the mold I needed.

I'll start working on sculpting the prosthetic soon, I'll also finish up the horned one from awhile ago and get it ready for a negative mold. I'm hoping to actually do a run of latex this weekend - part of me is not looking forward to this. I've heard so much can go wrong with this stage, I almost don't even want to try just to avoid disaster - but there's only one way to find out for sure.

Bofa's horns. The sculpt is done,
I just need to finish it up the
make the negative mold.

The new alginate is pink.
And absorbs eyeliner really well
from the looks of it.

I thought it'd pulled all her eyelashes out at first.
I was kinda horrified when I first saw this as it came off.

I would've like to have a bigger
mold to work with, but the alginate
set way too fast - still, this should
work just fine.

So that's it for now. I'm hoping to get Draper's done this week now that Pete's and Natasha's are almost taken care of. Then it's just John.

We'll also be working on creating the office set over the next month, if it comes out half as good as it look in my head - it's going to be awesome. There will be pictures.

1 comment:

  1. Sweeeeeeeet.... kinda weird though that the alginate is pink.