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Body Casting Materials

The following are approximate alginate quantities only:
Body Part
Alginate
Body Part Alginate
Baby hand or foot....................................
1/3 lbs
Full torso, front and back.................... 3 lbs
Adult hand or foot...................................
1 lbs
Arm to shoulder................................... 1-1/2 lbs
Face without ears.....................................
1 lbs
Buttocks................................................ 3/4 lbs
Full head and shoulders..........................
2 to 2-1/2 lbs
Intimate areas........................................ 1/2 lbs
Front Torso...............................................
1-1/2 to 2 lbs
Full Body............................................... 15 lbs

Alja-Safe™ Alginate
In addition to being an exceptional body molding material, Alja-Safe™ alginate does not contain free crystalline silica (a known carcinogen*). Alja-Safe™ also captures detail better than other alginates, giving you a more accurate reproduction of your original.

Alja-Safe™ is mixed 1 part water to 1 part Alja-Safe™ and,like all alginates, is best mixed with a Jiffy™ Mixer. Working time is 7 minutes and demold time is about 10 minutes (assuming a water temperature of 80°F / 27°C). Colder water will give a longer working time, warmer water will cause the alginate to cure faster. Alja-Safe™ reproduces fine detail and makes and excellent temporary mold - good for one or two reproductions of any body part. You can then cast plaster, Matrix™ NEO™ (polymer modified gypsum) or Smooth-Cast™ 300Q fast urethane resin into the mold to make a reproduction.

Color
Mix Ratio
Pot Life
Cure Time
Salmon
1 : 1
7 mins.*
10 mins.*
*Working time is 7 minutes and demold time is about 10 minutes (assuming a water temperature of 80°F / 27°C). Colder water will give a longer working time, warmer water will cause the alginate to cure faster.
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Weight
Price
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6672003
3lbs.
$28.99
6672020
20lbs.
$178.99
6670220
220lbs.
$1,875.99

Alja-Safe Aliginate Life Casting Starter Kit

This kit comes with; 1 lb. Alja-Safe™ Molding Gel, 2 lbs. Casting Plaster, a How-To DVD and Quick Start Guide all packed in a bucket you can use for making your mold.

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Price
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66843003
$26.99

MoldGel™ - SloSet Alginate
8-9 minutes gradual set time! Unique in its characteristics. It will mix easily into a smooth, creamy consistency providing minute detail down to the fingerprints. Approximately 2lbs. of MoldGel is sufficient to mold one life-size adult head.
Color
Mix Ratio
Pot Life
Blue
3 : 1 (approx.)
7-8 min
Order #
Weight
Price
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6310101
1lb.
$15.99
631210S
10lbs.
$131.99
631320S
20lbs.
$224.99
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MoldGel™ - Regular Alginate
MoldGel - Regular Set - alginate mixes easily into a smooth, creamy consistency providing forensic detail down to the fingerprints. Regular Set gels in approximately 3-5-minutes. Its 3-to-1 (water to MoldGel) mix ratio means 1-lbs. (0.44 kgs.) of MoldGel yields 4-lbs. (1.8 kgs.) of high-coverage mold rubber. This is the right choice for smaller applications such as hands, feet and faces or craft molds and small taxidermy pieces.
Color
Mix Ratio
Pot Life
Orange
3 : 1 (approx.)
4-5 min
Order #
Weight
Price
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63101011
1lb.
$16.95
6310110
10lbs.
$139.99
6310120
20lbs.
$229.99
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MoldGel™ - FiberGel Alginate
Formulated for professional high-production, high-end detailed E F/X work. FiberGel is independently tested 40% stronger than the leading brand because it contains a patent pending duo fiber matrix. FiberGel stays where you put it, too. The fibers not only add tear resistance and strength, they prevent runs and drips. The fiber matrix retains moisture reducing shrink rate keeping your mold soft and flexible far beyond normal alginates. This allows for delayed casting times without the loss of detail. FiberGel firms in 4-5 minutes in 80°F. water with a mix ratio of 16 oz. of water to 5 oz. of powder. The unique formula allows an even, creamy, one-coat coverage. A thicker or thinner mix can be had by varying the mix ratio. FiberGel mixes smoothly and goes on easily and uniformly.
Color
Mix Ratio
Pot Life
White
3 : 1 (approx.)
5-6 min
Order #
Weight
Price
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631101
1lb.
$19.95
631301
10lbs.
$165.00
631401
20lbs.
$320.00
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Hollywood Impressions Alginate
Hollywood Impressions is a dental grade alginate designed for molding baby's hands and feet as well as creating teeth and fangs.
Color
Mix Ratio
Pot Life
Green
3 : 1 (approx.)
2.5-3 min
Order #
Weight
Price
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6311011
1lb.
$15.99
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MoldGel™ Accessories
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Description
Size
Price
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631502W
Algislo™
16oz.
$21.95
631101W
Mold-EZ Alginate Release
 
$15.95

Body Double Silicone Standard Set 
Body Double Standard Set is a long lasting silicone rubber that can be applied directly to the skin to make molds of the face, hands and other body parts. The rubber cures quickly and will reproduce perfect detail from any original model – far better detail than any alginate!
One Casting or Many . . . For About The Same Price: unlike alginates, which are good for only one casting, Body Double™ will last for many castings of almost any material including plaster, Matrix Neo, wax, resins (Smooth-Cast urethanes, polyester, etc.), Low-temperature melt metal alloys, etc. And the amount of Body Double used per mold is less than most alginates, so the cost per mold is about the same. Use plaster gauze for a mother mold.
Color
Shore A
CPS
Mix Ratio
Pot Life
Cure Time
Purple
25
30,000
1 : 1 by vol
5 min*
20 min*
*Depending on material temperature, ambient temperature and body temperature. See Technical Bulletin for full details.
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Size
Weight
Price
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66S02
2 Pints - Body Double
Standard Set
2lbs.
$55.99
66S03
2 Gallons - Body Double
Standard Set
18lbs.
$309.99
666004
Standard Set Kit (see below)
-
$82.99

This kit has all the supplies you need to make a mold and support shell of a moderately sized area of the body (face, hand). This kit gives you everything you need to get an idea of what the material is all about. Standard Set Starter Kit includes:

  • One 2lb. Trial Unit of Body Double™ Standard Set Silicone Rubber
  • One 1oz. Body Double™ Release Cream
  • One 4in. x 5yds. Roll of Plaster Bandage
  • Six 8 oz. mixing cups
  • Six wooden mixing paddles
  • Three metal handle brushes.

Body Double Silicone Fast Set
Body Double Fast Set is a long lasting silicone rubber that can be applied directly to the skin to make molds of the face, hands and other body parts. The rubber cures quickly and will reproduce perfect detail from any original model – far better detail than any alginate!
One Casting or Many . . . For About The Same Price: unlike alginates, which are good for one only casting, Body Double will last for many castings of almost any material including plaster, Matrix Neo, wax, resins (Smooth-Cast urethanes, polyester, etc.), Low-temperature melt metal alloys, etc. And the amount of Body Double used per mold is less than most alginates, so the cost per mold is about the same. Use plaster gauze for a mother mold.
Color
Shore A
CPS
Mix Ratio
Pot Life
Cure Time
Purple
25
30,000
1 : 1 by vol
90 sec*
5 min*
*Depending on material temperature, ambient temperature and body temperature. See Technical Bulletin for full details.
Order #
Size
Weight
Price
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66S06
2 Pints - Body Double
Fast Set
2lbs.
$55.99
666002
400ml - cartridge
Body Double
Fast Set
-
$39.99
666001
Fast Set Kit (see below)
-
$124.99

Buy the Fast Set Starter Kit once and have the manual dispensing gun for future use. 400 ml. cartridges can then be purchased as need. The starter kit comes with everything you need to do a face mold or a hand mold. Fast Set Starter Kit includes:

  • One 400 ml tube set of Body Double™ “Fast Set” Silicone Rubber
  • Two static mixing tubes
  • One 1A:1B pbv 400 ml cartridge dispenser
  • One 3.5 oz jar of Body Double™ Release Cream
  • Two 4in. x 5 yds. Rolls of Support Shell Plaster
  • Bandage Material

Body Double Release Cream
Body Double mold rubber will not readily stick to the skin, but will encapsulate body hair. Not using BDR Cream or using the wrong release cream may be a very painful experience! It is a special blend of skin-safe, skin-softening conditioners that will not inhibit curing and will ensure that Body Double rubber will release from the body.
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Size
Price
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66S01
1oz.
$4.99
66SS011
3.5oz.
$9.99

Body Double Silicone Silk
Body Double SILK is a self-releasing platinum-cure silicone rubber that can be applied directly to the skin to make molds of the face, hands and other body parts.

The rubber cures quickly and will reproduce excellent detail from any original model. Body Double SILK will release from hair-covered skin surfaces (closely cropped beards, moustaches, eye-brows, pubic hair, etc.). Release cream or Hyperfolic are not needed when using Body Double SILK.

Body Double SILK will last for many castings of almost any material including plaster, wax and resins. Body Double SILK has a working time of 6 minutes and a demold time of 20 minutes (depending on material temperature, ambient temperature and body temperature – see the technical bulletin for details).
Color
Shore A
Mixed Viscosity
Mix Ratio
Pot Life
Cure Time
Green
25
Brushable
1 : 1 by wt or vol
6 mins.
20 mins.*
*Depending on material temperature, ambient temperature and body temperature. See Technical Bulletin for full details.
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Size
Weight
Price
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66S07
Trial Kit
1.7lbs.
$39.99
66S08
Gallon Kit
14lbs.
$239.99

PLY-O-LIFE
PLY-O-LIFE is a non-toxic and odorless silicone rubber that may be applied directly to the skin. Its distinct advantage over alginates is that it may be used to cast resins directly, without an intermediary mold. Perfect for body casts and other sensitive materials.
Color
Shore A
Mix Ratio
Pot Life
Cure Time
Dark blue
34
1 : 1 by vol
9.5 min
45 min
Order #
Size
Weight
Price
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66PLY1
2 quarts
4lbs.
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Hydrogel-N Alginate
Hydrogel-N is a white powder, which, when de-molded, if done carefully, can be started several minutes after the mix can no longer be worked. Plaster or waxes below 212°F may be poured into these molds. Castings should be made quickly due to the short life of the material. Not for casting resins.
Color
Mix Ratio
Pot Life
Cure Time
White
3 : 1 by wt
5-6 min
Variable
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Size
Weight
Price
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06HY2
1 gallon
2.5lbs.
$44.99
06HY3
5 gallon
12.5lbs.
$120.99

Poly Skin-Wax
Poly Skin-Wax is a white, hard, dense, low shrinkage blend of wax and minerals which can be cast and carved. When cast, it replicates the mold surface in detail and finish. Tool cuts are smooth and lustrous. Dull surfaces can be hand polished with a soft cloth to a satin luster.
Color
Pot Life
Cure Time
White
Cooling time
Variable
Order #
Weight
Price
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06991
5lbs.
$49.99

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:

* Softening point 126°F
* Use temperature 210-280°F
* Viscosity @ 212°F 116 cps.
* Cubic inches/pound, 77°F 19.5
* Cubic inches/pound, 212°F 21.6

METHODS OF USE: Skin-Wax can be poured into just about any type of mold with the exception of Latex that will be softened by continual uses. Most heat resistant resins and metal molds are also suitable, however, a small trial casting is always recommended to be sure castings release satisfactorily and do not damage the mold material. Skin-Wax cannot be burned out because of its high mineral content.

Body Casting Extras

  • Dispensing Gun
Dispensing guns hold Body Double, Dragon Skin, Ecoflex and other 400 ml cartridges and forces the Parts A & B through a static mixing tube. Squeeze the handles of the manual gun, pull the trigger on the electric gun. The electric gun is excellent for frequent molders and larger projects.
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Price
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666005
$79.99

Bald Cap
  • Bald Caps
Paramount thin plastic/vinyl professional bald caps are famous in the make-up industry and the best plastic bald cap for use with silicone rubber. If you are allergic to latex, this is a required alternative. With its long neckline and its thin edges, it is easy to cover large areas. It is available in 4 sizes. Click here to order.

  • Burlap Loose-woven, burlap cloth. A traditional reinforcement for plaster mother molds.
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Burlap Rolls

  • Hemp Long natural fiber. A traditional reinforcement for plaster mother molds.
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  • Plaster Gauze Bandages Ideal for mother molds of all sorts (including molds from life), these quick-setting Gypsona bandages have a low exotherm for comfort on the skin. They are available in 4in., 6in., or 8in. by 5 yards. Click here to purchase.

See Our Video Section for Videos on Body Casting!
And Casting Materials page to make a cast from your mold.

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