Thursday, November 24, 2005
Molding & Casting Handbook
Mold making and casting for puppetry is a complex topic, and I plan to write about it in the future. In the mean time, check out The Prop Builder's Molding and Casting Handbook, by Thurston James. It explains many molding and casting materials including alginate, latex rubber, plaster (and much more), and it covers techniques like self-releasing molds, two part molds, and injected silicone rubber molds. The book runs 236 pages, has easy to follow directions and black and white photos.