Andreas Moravec is a moldmaker and makeup artist based in Austria. In this photo sequence, Andreas demonstrates a technique for creating '300' style theatrical armor using Rebound 25® silicone and Smooth Cast® resins.
Using Smooth Cast® 325 pigmented with So-Strong® black tint produces a very lightweight, yet impact resistant piece.
Visit Andreas' website here: http://www.andreasmoravec.at
Alja-Safe® alginate is used to take an impression of the actor's chest.
Gypsum bandages are used to back up the alginate and provide support.
The Alja-Safe® captured every detail of the actor.
A gypsum cast is made from the Alja-Safe® mold.
The armor detail is sculpted onto the gypsum positive using oil-based clay.
Moldmakers apply a thin coat of Rebound® 25 rubber.
A thickness of 3/8" (1cm) of Rebound® 25 silicone is brushed onto the sculpt.
Plasti-Paste® is applied on top of the cured Rebound® 25 to form a support shell.
The Plasti-Paste® is allowed to cure.
The mold is opened, all detail has been catured in the Rebound® 25 silicone.
Cast Magic® powder is brushed onto the mold surface.
Smooth Cast® 325 is pigmented black using So-Strong® tints and brushed into the mold.
The Smooth Cast® resin is allowed to fully cure for 1 hour.
The finished resin casting is a perfect fit.