Our new Silicone Mask Armature is the perfect basis on which to create sculptures for full head silicone masks. Taken from a life cast it’s been reduced to give a tighter fit in certain areas. The mouth is a deep slot allowing for the lips of the mask to fit over the wearers own lips. The eye area has been flattened down to make the silicone sit tighter beneath the wearers eye and to make it easier for moulding.
Our head armature also differs from others on the market in that it’s cast with a polyurethane resin skin backed with a dense polyurethane foam. This provides a tough surface which can be used repeatedly and is less likely to suffer wear and tear from sculpture tools and during mould making. Having this resin surface means it can be incorporated as the core part of your mould. It also won’t inhibit platinum silicones.
It’s light weight but still very strong. It is also hollow cast so can be back filled easily with plaster to make it heavier if required.
Because these are a hand made item when casting our mask armatures there’s always some blemishes or imperfections that occur. This may be surface imperfections, a bubble, discolouration or areas were the resin cast surface may be thin showing the rigid foam backing behind. These armatures are cast from a single piece mould with a split in the back for removal of the piece. This leaves a seam line on the back of the head that some customers mistake for a crack so please be aware. All our armatures however are considered fit for purpose as these surface imperfections won’t effect how it performs as a mask armature.
– Head circumference across brow 22 1/2 inches or 57cm (approx.)
– Neck circumference 14 3/4 inches or 37.5 cm (approx.)
– Ear to ear across top of head 12 inches or 30cm (approx.)
– Overall height 20 1/2 inches or 47cm (approx.)
Notice: Images are for illustration purposes only, please check product size at the time of purchase.