Button Holes Added
Partition with button holes for latex to be molded against. These will ensure that the opposite partition meshes perfectly in line with this one.
The "Evil" Lid
Here's how a gallon of Holden's Latex looks in its container. Seems innocuous enough, right? WRONG! Don't underestimate the power of the Plastican pail to drive you mad trying to get it open. But I worked out a safe way to do it without injuring yourself. And without damaging the pail, exposing the contents to air which would cure the latex and destroy its usefulness.
Latex Layer 10
Foam filled in where plaster would otherwise cause trouble with removing the cast. Latex painted over all. This was last night's final coat before I ran out of latex. I hope the 2 gallons I ordered will arrive soon. If the latex vulcanizes, it won't accept any more coats; they'll peel off.
An e-book tutorial that I'm thinking of creating will fill in all the missing details on creating a latex mold for a large sculpture. More on this to come.
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