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Parvin Papers

2001
01 Life Casting, Fine Art or Cheating?

2002
02 It’s very clear, one sculptor’s experiences with urethane and acrylic

2003
03 Making a mold using Alginate Why Alginate?
04 How to extend the setting time of Alginate – Testing a new product
05 Testing a new Alginate or FiberGel E F/X Grade Alginate, Fame or Shame
06 Mixing Forton MG Simplified
07 A simple way to blend the powders for Forton MG
08 Using Vacuums and Pressure in Castings
09 Making a Pressure Chamber
10 Making a Vacuum Chamber
11 Putting Vacuum and Pressure Chambers to Practical Use
12 Watertrap, testing a new product or the continued search for the Holy Grail

2004
13 An Alternative to using Plaster Bandages as the Supporting Mold for Alginate Life Casting
14 Guy Louis – XVI, Master of Ultra Realism
15 Casting Perfect Ears
16 When Two Heads are Better than One
17 How to Make a Secondary Mold
18 Secondary Molds in Life Casting, Part I- Nov 04
19 Secondary Molds in Life Casting, Part II- Dec 04

2005
20 How to Cast a Dancer’s Foot
21 Life Casting a Head in the Round Pt. 1
22 Life Casting a Head in the Round Pt. 2
23 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
24 Pricing for Beginners
25 Another use for Cheesecloth in Life Casting
26 More uses for Cheesecloth in Life Casting
27 How can I Cast Thee for Profit, Let Me Count the Ways

2006
28 A Great New Gadget
29 How can I Cast Thee for Profit, Let Me Count the Ways II
30 How can I Cast Thee for Profit, Let Me Count the Ways III (Heads)
31 How can I Cast Thee for Profit, Let Me Count the Ways IV (Bodies)
32 Another Source for Vacuum Pumps
33 Techniques for Life Casting Hair part I
34 Sculpting Hair in Life Casting part II
35 How to Make a Great Mold, part I
36 How to Make a Great Mold, part II
37 How to Patina a Life Casting made of Forton MG with Metal Powder
38 More Helpful Tricks in Life Casting

2007
39 Another Little Trick for Some Molds
40 Two More Tricks for Mold Making
41 Making a 3-D Faerie Portrait
42 Faerie Portrait
43 Great Mold part III
44 Making a Life Casting Mermaid Portrait
45 Putting MoldGel SILFREE to the Test, Part 1
46 Solving a Mold Making Problem
47 Supporting the Model in Life Casting, Part 1
48 Supporting the Model in Life Casting, Part 2

2008
49 Size Matters
50 Danger, Will Robinson!
51 Standard Life Casting Compositions, #1 Praying Hands
52 A Little More Complicated Portrait Castings
53 New Product, Life Form
54 Photographs During Life Castings
55 The Perfect Model
56 Bas Relief on the Cheap

2009
57 Don’t Get Your Nose All Bent Out of Shape!
58 Forton MG Demystified, Part 1
59 Give Me a Hand
60 Some Thoughts on Mixing Alginate
The International Life Cast Museum would like to thank David http://www.ilcmuseum.org/online-museum/Parvin for allowing us to reprint the above information. Please note that the safety concerns, although referencing materials, has some great practical advice on safety for all life casters.

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