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    Mar 27, 2010, 7:16 PM - Life casting Cost #1

    I am thinking about doing a lifecast of just my head for sculpting purposes. About how much should I expect the necessary materials to cost? And how much of each should I get for one run? Alginate, bandages, and plaster for casting ect?
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    Mar 27, 2010, 7:26 PM - Re: Life casting Cost #2

    Are you doing a whole head bust or just a facecast?
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    Mar 27, 2010, 9:22 PM - Re: Life casting Cost #3

    I am looking for a close representation of my head to make a helmet and for a future kit fisto mask. I could probably just form the back of my head from clay for the purposes of getting pretty close without doing it all by cast. What would you suggest?
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    Mar 27, 2010, 10:29 PM - Re: Life casting Cost #4

    You're gonna need the neck and probably a bit of the shoulders too.
    Truthfully, if you are doing just a pull over latex mask and not an appliance you could probably use just a styrofoam craft head on the cheap. Build it up with about a 3/4"-1" layer of clay because the foam heads run a tad small compared to a real head.
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    Apr 4, 2010, 2:27 AM - Re: Life casting Cost #5

    Maud said it best. Now if you want, check out Smooth-Ons' Alginate, "Algisafe. It's usually about 50 bucks and it will get your head, neck, s houlders and prob. the majority of your chest done.

    I just did a friends cast, and between the alginate, the mother mold, and the hydocal, I think it came out to 110 bucks - but he'll have it for ever as long as he takes care of it.

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