Mold and Cast a Skull

How To : Make a plaster mold of a skull

This video tutorial is a quick run-through on the process used to make a plaster mold from a skull, and then a couple casts from it. The technique shown comes from "The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook" by Thurston James. Look it up on Amazon, it's a great book for an ...more

How To : Make a Latex Skull Mold to Make a Plaster Skull

Dr Kreepy, Halloween craftsmen, shows a cheap and easy way to make full and partial skulls from Plaster of Paris! For this project, you will need a plastic skull, cheese cloth, a paintbrush, melting latex, anchoring cement, and Plaster of Paris. Watch this video special effect ...more

How To : Make a professional surface cast mold

This video covers creating a detailed professional surface cast mold for creating mechanical parts. Ideal for working on medium-sized projects, this process of pouring a high quality material around a lower quality core creates a highly accurate, yet economical part. This proc ...more

How To : Cast & mold a pregnant belly

Belly casts are the new keepsake for pregnant women that last and display well; learn how to cast a pregnant belly in this free video series on body molding tips. Part 1 of 37 - How to Cast & mold a pregnant belly. Cast & mold a pregnant belly - Part 2 of 37. Click through to ...more

How To : Create a simple mold to cast a toy duplication

If you have a toy you love SO much, this video will show you how to create a simple mold so you can duplicate it! This simple how-to tells you what you'll need to get cloning today. This video will also tell you what can and can't be cloned.

How To : Make a mold and cast of an arm with alginate

Use alginate to make a mold and cast of an arm. Watch this video for a detailed list of needed ingredients and step by step instructions on how to do it yourself. This is a good technique for sculpture or special effects.

How To : Mold and cast a fish mount for taxidermy statues

This video taxidermy tutorial demonstrates the process of molding and casting a fish mount. Any fish can be placed into molding material and covered with plaster to create an exact replica of the fish. When the mold hardens, a duplicate of the fish can be cast. Watch this inst ...more

How To : Cast an RTV mold

This animation shows the various steps taken when creating an RTV mold. First, risers are put on the part to allow air to escape from the final mold. A thin film is attached to the part, which will act as a seam for the final mold. A box is built around the entire structure, a ...more

How To : Cast resin and liquid plastic into a mold

Watch this video sculpting tutorial to learn how to mix and pour liquid plastic into a mold cabin. Wait a few minutes and you have a perfect finished plastic casting! Learn how to cast resin and liquid plastic into a mold by watching this how-to video.

How To : Make rigid molds with fast-cast urethane

This excellent detailed video demonstrates how to create rigid molds with a fast cast urethane. Ideal for smaller models/molds with a flat side, fast-cast urethanes are widely used for their ease of use, low cost, and quick de-mold times. However, their use requires careful ap ...more

How To : Mold fantasy miniature characters

In this two part video you'll learn the complete process for casting duplicates of a miniature figure. How to make the rubber mold in two parts and how to cast the miniature duplicate. A two part mold is the kind of rubber mold you make for complex minis like figures, warriors ...more

How To : Mass cast complex parts with a parting line

Check out this detailed video that covers how to mass cast an object with no flat sides. This video is only for very experienced mold makers or the particularly ambitious. When mass casting a part without a flat side, you must create a two-part mold. We create a two-part silic ...more

How To : Make a silicone face with Gel-10 & Polyfoam

Attention aspiring horror movie makers! Have an interest in making fake heads to use as your gory extras? BITY Mold Supply has supplied the world with this great tutorial on how to cast a silicone head or face from Gel-10 and Polyfoam. In the later half of this video, BITY len ...more

How To : Make Mexican sugar skulls using a mold

Michelina shows how to make Mexican Skulls with Sugar. You'll need a plastic skull mold, sugar, Meringue Powder, water, paste or powder food coloring, and powdered sugar. Add ingredients which would be 3 teaspoons meringur powder and r teaspoons water. Step Two: Mix ingredient ...more

How To : Make a Cheap & Easy Prop Skull

Skulls. What spooky Halloween décor or staging of Hamlet is complete without a skull or two popping up? For ghoulish special effect and/or setting a dramatic scene, skulls are absolutely integral. Well, with some artistry, hardware supplies, and a good dose of patience, you ca ...more

How To : Make a one piece block mold out of urethane rubber

This video tutorial shows how to use Smooth-On's ReoFlex urethane mold rubber to cast a simple 1-piece block mold. Learn how to mix, pour, form, and create a one piece mold to create duplicates of an original object. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a one piece block mold out of uret ...more

How To : Make a latex skin over carved foam

Are you in need of some kind of mold or cast for your next feature film, but need to save a few bucks? As an alternative to casting (making a shape from a mold) one can carve foam into a desired shape and then coat the foam with liquid latex. This will not create a perfectly s ...more

How To : Make an indie beaded bird pendant necklace

This adorable bird pendant on a gold chain is a common sight at fashion forward indie stores like Urban outfitters, where similiar pendant necklaces sell for upwards of $30. While this necklace may look difficult to make, the materials are actually extremely easy to assemble ( ...more

How To : Make a cavity pour mold out of silicone rubber

This instructional video shows the simple steps for how to cast a cavity pour mold with Mold Max 30 RTV Silicone Rubber. Learn how to make the mold and make duplicate models of statues, sculptures, or figures, with this casting technique.

How To : Make a duplicate sculpture using a press mold

Mary Buckman describes how to create a cast clay sculpture from a press mold. Press molds can be used over and over again to duplicate a sculpture without going through the tedious process of actually sculpting it or without the artistic talent required to. Watch this video sc ...more

News : Pure Silicone Casting

For those of you who enjoyed the oogoo tutorial we did, this tutorial from instructables shows you how to make molds from 100% silicone gel for casting resin! I wonder if you could also cast other silicone shapes using a silicone mold ...more

DIY Blacksmithing : Forge Your Own Steel at Home!

Metal is a great material to work with. It's rigid, tough, malleable and conductive, but sometimes the part we need doesn't exist in any store. In order to create custom pieces, you need to either melt the metal and cast it in a mold, or heat it until it's soft enough to shape ...more

How To : Make a mold of a sculpture

This three part instructional sculpture video demonstrates how to make a two part plaster mold. Make a plaster mold to make stop-motion animation puppets from clay models. A plaster mold can make casts out of almost any material. This model will be cast out of foam rubber with ...more

How To : Cast polyester resin rings

In this instructional jewelry making video, learn the process of making rings out of clear polyester resin, a type of moldable plastic. This tutorial shows you everything from mold-making to embedments. Use this same technique to make RFID rings, which are clear plastic contai ...more

News : Brian Craig- Wankiiri Interview by Adam Reeder

The Process & Form Of Brian Craig- Wankiiri By Adam Reeder The best way to learn the trade of art is to do as artists have always done, learn from the best. I think it is without question that Brian Craig- Wankiiri is one of the greatest living sculptors on the planet. I fi ...more

HowTo : Pirate Vinyl Records

Every once in a while you stumble across a HowTo on the internet that seems too good to be true. Magic. This happens to be one of them. Mike Senese, co-host of the Science Channel's Punkin' Chunkin' and Catch It Keep It, digs deep into how records are made AND HowTo make copi ...more

News : Hail Mary, Full of Jell-O

The Gowanus Studio Space Jell-O Mold Competition winners are in, and this year is every bit as impressive as last year. The grand prize goes to Shelly Sable for her piece: "Aspic Ascension-- Tastes Like Heaven". Shelly cast several Marys in tomato aspic, making a pun out of h ...more

News : AR-Enabled Moon Model Shoots Past Crowdfunding Goal

San Francisco-based startup AstroReality is putting the AR in lunar with a high-detailed model of the moon that comes to life through an accompanying augmented reality mobile app. The LUNAR Pro has already surpassed its listed flexible goal of $36,000 on IndieGoGo. With two w ...more

How To : Cast polyurethane molds

Check out these videos to learn how to cast simple polyurethane molds to for use in model-making, film special effects, fine art, and craft applications. This video does not cover making molds just casting in polyurethane. Part 1 of 2 - How to Cast polyurethane molds. Part 2 ...more

How To : Duplicate diorama pieces with plaster casts

Watch this instructional video to make cheap molds for casting miniatures. You can then duplicate pieces for building your diorama or game terrain. Sculpt original forms using polymer clay, and layer on latex to make a cheap rubber mold. Or, you can use pre-made forms to press ...more

How To : Make simple one piece silicone rubber molds

Check out this video for how to create simple one piece silicone rubber molds. This technique is ideal for smaller projects (less than 12" x 12"), this is the easiest process for creating parts, patterns, tools, & molds. We demonstrate creating a silicone rubber mold and then ...more

How To : Make cheap cutstomized silicone candy molds

This sculpture and candy making video will show you how to make your own sculpted silicone candy mold. This process uses Sculpy/Fimo, Amazing Mold Putty, and white chocolate for casting custom candies! This video is really good for ice cubes and jell-o too!

How To : Give a car a custom paint job

This how-to video shows viewers how to create their own custom paint job at home by yourself. The segment is a continuous video in fast forward. The video explains how to do everything from taking molding off, sanding the old paint, fixing the dents with bondo, to the actual s ...more

How To : Polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to clean and polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish. In this polishing tip, we polish an alloy wheel on a 2004 Ford Ranger 4X4 pickup truck. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices ...more

How To : Do glass chunk casting

Learn about chunk casting with Corning Museum of Glass experts. Chunk casting is a method of casting glass by packing a mold with chunks of glass and melting the chunks in the mold, instead of filling the mold with molten glass.

News : HELLO JELLO

Each of the Jackass cast members are encased in different colored Jell-O molds the shape of life size penises on wheels. They whiz down the hill in an unsuspecting suburban neighborhood, flabbergasting and horrifying onlookers. The flying phalluses meet their sweet, sticky dem ...more

How To : Build war game terrain with foam

Watch this instructional model making video to begin making war game terrain out of foam. This video introduces different types of foam and the varying strengths of high density foam. It's also possible to cast plaster molds with foam. Use foam as the basic structure for war g ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 1: Drawing

From the onset of the popularization of apps for the iDevice, users have experimented with creating original artwork on their iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. And when famed British artist David Hockney christened the iDevice with his painterly digital drawings, the trend exploded even ...more

How To : Make a silicone mold of a toy figurine

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a silicone mold of a toy figurine. First, roll out clay and press the bottom of the figurine into the center. Next, use a plastic bottle to create the mold box. Cut the bottom off of the bottle, then press the bottle into the clay to make ...more

How To : Fish for catfish using flavored dip bait paste

Fishing for catfish? Maybe you need some help, and Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV has just the tip. In this video, he shows you how to use dip bait to improve your catfish catches on the waters. It may smell disgusting, but it's well worth trying out. Dip bait is commercial catfi ...more

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