Build plaster or plastic molds of display models.
What does a Mannequin Mold Maker do?
Builds plaster or plastic molds of display models: Lays model on bench, packs clay around model to centerline of figure, and greases exposed part of model. Prepares plaster of paris and smears it on upper part of figure, shaping it to form base of mold. Applies reinforcing strips of hemp fiber over mold body and covers hemp with layer of plaster. Applies successive layers of liquid plastic, glass fiber mesh cloth, and liquid resin around model. Removes supporting clay from figure, turns mold over, and applies plaster of paris and hemp fiber or plastic, cloth, and resin to remainder of figure to complete mold.