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Tutorial: How to make a cheap hand replica by ShinjusWorkshop Tutorial: How to make a cheap hand replica by ShinjusWorkshop
This is the first tutorial part of the many tutorial list that I will make by showing WIP of my Mandarin Spawn.
I hope you enjoy it!
Also, please tell me if there is anything I should improve while working on my tutorials.
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yume-chan05 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot for your tutorial! I have to make a latex prothesist so it will help me a lot.
But I have one question, If I understand well your tutorial (It took me a certain time xD), your let the bottom of your hand on the clay, you building a wall and put plaster on the top for cover it (I'm all right?). You didn't get any burns? few years ago our art teacher show us pictures of burns caused by plaster (like you mention It), and It's freak me out xD My father give me a "white plaster", for "all type of works". He thinks It's not suitable for that, what do you think? A modeling plaster will be better? (like your. If It's possible, can I have the name of the band?)
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
To tell you the truth, the plaster barely warmed up... the thing with plaster is that the bigger the quantity, the more it warms up (just like any resin or two part compound). The quantity I put on my hand was small. And it hardened, I took my hand out and only after that it became warm... warm as in... oh, my hands are cold and want to warm myself up, that kind of warm... I only used one type of plaster, the modeling one, so I can't tell you if there is a difference between the construction one and the modeling one (although I heard the construction one hardens faster, that's all). You could actually try to mix the aproximate amount you will put on your hand and pour it in a box, to see how much it warms up.
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yume-chan05 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank's a lot for your answer! I was just about to post you an another comment. I tried with the plaster of Paris, and I didn't feel any warm. I'm at the last step of your tutorial, the plaster is still drying. I just hope it will work because the plaster was not really fluid and It was hard to make correspond the two part!

Well, thanks a lot agian for your tutorial and you anwser

ps: I used plasters bands on the back of the wo mold, It was more solid because I didn't put a lot of plaster, It work great =)
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
glad to hear the news! I never used plaster bands, I only heard of them and I got to see some. I heard they are great!
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yume-chan05 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well, paslter bands save my two molds xD but the final result didn't work: the plaster didn't go to the finger so I put plaster from the bottom but it break when I tried to remove the two part mold =( too bad xD
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
if it makes you feel better, the first time I tried it didn't work either :) I don't really remember what happened, but I had to remake it....
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yume-chan05 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for all your kinds words, I will try with alginate this time, but It's not fair! Plaster his more cheap in your country =O ^^
thanks again <3
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh, if alginate is close to the price to the plaster, then you should clearly use alginate! it's easier to work with and you get better results! In my case, alginate is really expensive in Romania... I think it's something like 30 euros per kg...
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DyanaAngelPie Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liiiiiike <3 Good to know XD Can't wait for the next tutorial~
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Soon :P
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DyanaAngelPie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bwahahaha
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
told ya! ;)
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DyanaAngelPie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It actually was soon XD Yay!
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DizDear Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
at first I was wondering how I would be able to use this tutorial, then I remembered the agony of trying to make gloves on my own. This is going to help me so much in the very near future, thanks so much for making this!
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
If you want to use this to try your gloves on, don't spread the fingers that much...
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DizDear Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
ok thanks :)
I am planning to use the cast to help me draft and make leather gloves (no stretch in the fabric at all). Obviously I will need some space between the fingers so if what you show is too much, then is 1/4 in between each finger too little?
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
1/4? is that in inches? I work in cm and I'm not sure what 1/4 means :P
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DizDear Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
yes, 1/4 in is a quarter of one inch which is about 0.6 cm or three-fifths of a cm
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm not sure what you meant by space between fingers... I would make a pattern like this: [link] the front, the back, no space between the fingers, but I would have three pieces of fabric, around 1 cm wide, to sew between the two parts and it makes the perfect space to fit the fingers in. The same with the sides of the hand. The thumb is different from the rest. You can do something else. Make the replica, wrap it in masking tape (make sure you make it wider around the hand joint) and draw the cuts on it. Then cut it and ta daaaa, you have your pattern, perfectly fit for your hands!
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DizDear Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
ook :) thanks
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smallchan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is some nice stuff. Thanks for sharing!
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ShinjusWorkshop Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you liked it!
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