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Making a plaster hand cast. by melesmeles-faber Making a plaster hand cast. by melesmeles-faber
Additional info. for this tutorial : [link]

Also check out my foot casting tutorial, more useful info : [link]

12th Feb 2012 Hope this makes sense. I'll check for errors when I've got time.......:(

I actually felt nauseous and felt briefly like throwing up after many of the hairs had been pulled off my forearm...... Skin turned bright red from the hair pulling......

17th Feb I've made 2 more hands since this one, so will provide a 'supplementary' tutorial alongside this one SOON.....
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Shadoritos Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student General Artist
fkmldfsa This... Is GLORIOUS :worship: I've been trying to find a way to cast this skull I found and you just told me X3
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hope it works!
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Magweno Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Have you tried using alginate? It's not very expensive, sets quickly, has incredible detail capture and it smells nice :D
Love the bolt, brilliant idea!
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Probably will try alginate in the future.... Yea the bolt can be useful as one can attach the hand to a stand!:)
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rocket-child Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I find that using vaseline on your skin before putting on the plaster prevents all the hair from being pulled off.
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I did that! Nice and liberally smeared on the forearm! But it didn't work :( Or maybe it partly worked, and things would have been sceamingly worse hadn't I done it! :)
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rocket-child Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
oh, well I can't help you there then
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luthien368 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh *shiver* there ain't no better thing than fine hairs caught in plaster x_x Next time maybe you want to try out alginate or silicone for the first layers. It still catches the hair, but is way easier to remove. And the cutting-part is far less dangerous.
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It was extremely unpleasant...:) I might try alginate in the future....In the meantime though (and for only one time) I'll shave my arms and legs... :)
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luthien368 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you don't want an exact copy and only want the plasterhand for modelling, you can wrap up the hair with plastic wrap.
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