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Registered: 02-2004
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Re: ? Questions About Life Casting


One last thing. If you are the guy to be casted, shave the beard (it's in your picture). You will tear the alginate to pieces, and be picking chunks out forever. The other pain in the but is the application of a bald cap. takes practice to get it right. good luck.
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The water temp will effect your set times. Use cooler water for a slower set. Warmer water will set faster. Do not use hot water.

And I would not recommend using dental alginate. It sets in about a minute. That is not enough time to do a face. You need at least 3-5 minutes to get everything covered well. You should start at the top of the forehead and work your way down.

Take extra special care in the nose area. Save it for last. Tell your subject to breathe in and hold it their breath while you GENTLY press alginate into ONE nostril. and then have them abruptly exhale through the nose. This will push out the excess alginate while leaving enough to get a good cast of the nostril. And repeat for the other nostril.

Go over your steps and what you're going to be doing with your subject before starting the whole process. So this way they will be ready. And assure them that the alginate can be removed very easily if they feel panic. Also have your plaster bandages ready to go once the alginate sets.

One other thing, use a marker pen and draw on the bald cap the hair line. This will tell you where to stop your sculpt if you choose to do a prosthethic mask later.

And if your alginate tears when removing it from your subject's face, superglue will stick it back together. Important: Do not do this while its still on your subjects face.

Be sure to reinforce the nose area when doing the plaster bandages. This way when you pull the whole thing off the face and place it on the table to pour your ultra-cal or plaster in it the nose will stay shaped like a nose and not squished.

Hope I didn't confuse you. Just make a check list and be prepared and all should go well. Good luck!

Michael

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