A positive (lifecasting) and negative mold made using Shell Shock® and Plasti-Paste® are used for casting Dragon Skin® FX-Pro
Sonite® wax is applied to the negative mold.
Sonite® wax is also applied to the positive.
A light coat of Ease Release® 200 is applied to the negative.
The Ease Release® 200 is brushed into the deep detail of the negative.
A light mist coating of Ease Release ® 200 is also applied to the mold positive.
The Ease Release® 200 is brushed over the surface, ensuring even coverage.
Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® Part A is dispensed.
An equal amount of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® Part B is dispensed.
The mix ratio of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® is 1:1 by weight or volume.
A small amount of Silc Pig® Blood pigment is dispensed.
The Silc Pig® Blood pigment is combined with Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B.
The material is thoroughly mixed.
A layer of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® is stippled on the mold positive using a disposable brush.
A thin layer of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® is also stippled on the mold negative.
50 grams of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® Part A is weighed out..
50 grams of Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® Part B is weighed out..
100 grams of SLACKER® is weighed out.
50 grams FX-Pro® Part A 50 grams FX-Pro® Part B 100 grams SLACKER® will produce a soft silicone gel.
A small amount of Silc Pig® Fleshtone pigment is dispensed.
The Silc Pig® Fleshtone pigment is combined with Dragon Skin® FX-Pro® part B.
All of the material components are combined.
The material is thoroughly mixed.
The material mixture is slowly poured into the mold in a thin stream to eliminate air bubbles.
The negative mold is rotated to coat the surface evenly.
The positive mold is inserted into the negative.
Firm pressure is applied.
Weights will maintain pressure while the silicone cures.
The material is left to cure for at least 60 minutes.
Talcum powder is brushed around the mold to reduce the tackiness of the silicone gel.
Screwdrivers are used to slowly and carefully pry the mold open.
The 2 mold halves are slowly taken apart as more talcum powder is applied.
The mold positive is removed.
The appliance is guided out of the negative mold using a brush and talcum powder.
Excess powder is removed using warm water.
The mouth, nose and eye holes are carefully trimmed using sharp scissors.
The finished appliance is now ready for painting with Psycho Paint®
Psycho Paint®, toluene and Silc Pig® pigments are assembled.
Psycho Paint® Part A is dispensed.
An equal amount of Psycho Paint® Part B is dispensed. Mix ratio is 1A:1B by weight or volume.
The 2 Psycho Paint® components are combined in a large mixing cup.
Toluene is added until the Psycho Paint is a brushable consistency.
The toluene and Psycho Paint® components are thoroughly mixed.
A small amount of Silc Pig® Blood pigment is added to a batch of clear Psycho Paint®.
The bristles of a chip brush are cut down to 3/8" (1cm) and the brush is dipped in the pigmented Psycho Paint® mixture.
The paint is 'spattered' on the surface of the appliance.
A small amount of Silc Pig® Blue and Black pigment is added to a batch of clear Psycho Paint®.
This material is used for painting detail and shading. Additional layers of color can be built up this way.
The Psycho Paint® is allowed to cure for 4 hours.
After the Psycho Paint® cures, excess flashing is cut away using sharp scissors.
A small amount of Skin Tite® silicone appliance adhesive is measured 1A:1B by volume.
The Skin Tite® components are combined and mixed thoroughly.
A thin layer of Skin Tite® is applied to the entire face.
As the Skin Tite® cures, the appliances is pressed into place.
More Skin Tite® is used to adhere and blend the edges of the appliance.
Skin Tite® is carefully applied around the mouth area.
Theatrical makeup is used to further blend the piece into the surrounding skin.
The super soft gel filled FX-Pro® appliance flexes with every facial expression.
During the photo shoot, the silicone piece reflects light in a very natural way.
The Skin Tite® adhesive creates a very long lasting bond.
To remove the piece, the appliance is gently pulled away from the skin.
Skin Tite® does not encapsulate body hair. Material is easily pulled away from eyebrows, eyelashes, beards etc.
The remaining Skin Tite® and makeup residue is removed using a standard makeup removal wipe.