Mould Making, Life Casting and Casting.
In the last 12 years I have been fortunate enough to work on a number of small and large scale projects, giving me experience in moulding a wonderful variety of sculptures. My skill set now covers the design and creation of all mould types, from the smallest skin prosthetics to collapsable cores and silicone jackets, right through to large scale multi piece fibre glass moulds.
This has also given me many years of life casting experience, which is an aspect of my skill set that I thoroughly enjoy. I am familiar with both head casting and full body casting and how to piece together plaster casts to represent an accurate copy of the actor.
Displayed here is a handful of the moulds and life casts I have worked on.
Full body and head life cast of Chris Evans, finished and pieced together in plaster.
2 part fibre glass and silicone jacket mould for head and hands. Pigmented Fibre glass Cast was for the costume department, so the cast had to include detachable arms and legs to aid in dressing and undressing mannequin.
Full sized rearing horse. Multi piece fibre glass mould designed to cast out fibre glass horse body with polyurethane head. Final cast included animatronic rearing mechanics.
Standing Horse Mould. multi piece Fibre glass; to cast body in fibre glass with polyurethane head. Using a steel frame, the final horse cast could support the weight of an actor.
Due to the grand scale of this project, the team created over 100 aliens for Guardians. Myself and one other colleague completed over 100 life casts for the project.
Life cast of David Bautista, cast in plaster, pieced together and rendered accurately to actors measurements. Moulded as two part fibreglass and silicone jacket mould.
First part of moulding facial prosthetic. Mould design includes a cutting edge and 40 sure transparent silicone, incased in a multi piece fibre glass jacket mould. Pieces cast were cap plastic encapsulated platinum silicone.
Full body life cast, cast in plaster and moulded in fibre glass.
Multi piece fibre glass jacket mould. 40 sure transparent silicone replaced the clay and allowed the casting of encapsulated platinum silicone.
Half body life cast, cast and cleaned up in plasterlene and moulded as two part fibre glass mould. Final cast was in platinum silicone and included a skull with brain and skull interior. The 'Gag' was designed for "in camera" lobotomy; cutting the scalp, cutting the skull open and removing the brain.