Saturday, November 6, 2010

Upper Torso Mold Part 1

This is the build-up around the upper torso. It is made with cereal box cardboard and oil-clay. The first half of the mold will be made over this. The spare is at the waist. The clay arm socket pieces and the clay spare will stay in the first half of the mold. The clay build-up around the neck will be removed after the first half of the mold is poured.

This is what the back of the build-up looks like. The clay and wax pellets serve to hold the cardboard in place, and to seal around the torso so plaster won't leak through the space between the torso and the cardboard.

This is what the cardboard part of the build-up looks like.

This is the cardboard build-up for the lower torso. I added pieces to fit inside the sockets.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


  1. this is so fantastically helpful!! thankyou for taking such detailed photos of your moulding process

  2. I am pleased to know that you find it helpful. Plaster is one of the all-time great mold making materials. It is relatively inexpensive, quick setting, and easy to use, once you get some practice. A water-saturated plaster mold may be used to cast wax, and a dry plaster mold may be used to cast slip. Plaster molds may also be used as press-molds with different clays.


This is my personal BJD making journal. All comments are moderated. If you make a new comment under an old post, your comment will be published under the old post. I reserve the right to publish or delete any comments made, at my own discretion. Thank you for looking.