|Take the bung out|
|The liquid soap should have made a barrier so the mold was easy to open. I had to prise mine open but it stayed intact.|
|Replace the armature so it fits snugly.|
|Replace the eyes back into the mold|
|Mark which way up the armature should be facing. And stop the bung hole with a bit of plasticine.|
|This is the silicone that we used to fill the molds. It looks a bit like raw chicken.|
This was coloured using a flesh coloured oil paint. Oil paint is best to add pigment.
|Mixing the separate parts. One part was coloured using oil paint (yellow). Adding pigment to just one part keeps it translucent which is better for skin.|
|Mix until it is nicely blended.|
Once the silicone had been mixed and left to settle for a bit to let the air bubbles rise, carefully painted the silicone onto the casting surface- this prevents air bubbles.
|painting inside of the cast.|
|Do the same for the back.|
|Then gently pour the silicone so it hits the armature an flows around it.|
|Put the two halves together. The mold should be overfilled so|
that when the two halves are put together the excess silicone
overflows up the bung.
|Here you can see how the shim acts like a drainage system.|
|He has a few air bubbles but thats because we were working against the clock.|
|I can trim the seams and the back were silicone flowed into the bung.|