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Figure 50

After a full coverage of the face coat, plaster impregnated cheesecloth is applied in an overlapping pattern.

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Figure 51

A kidney tool is used to smooth out the still damp plaster.

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Figure 52

Once the plaster has set the rough edges and corners are planed down with a plaster rasp. The arrow points to on of four pry holes that were created where building the second half of the mold.

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Figure 53

This view better shows off two of four the pry holes around the flange. See arrows.

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Figure 54

Screwdrivers are inserted into the holes to work the two halves apart. This requires a bit of finesse as you don’t want the break anything.

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Figure 55

When the mold is opened, it is time to paint in the latex face coat.

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Figure 56

Take care to have good coverage, particularly in undercuts and deep in the ear recesses.

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