Linsey Dawn McKenzie » Body Casting
Linsey's expansive chest is cast in London to immortalize her famous breasts and torso. The initial casting process takes patience as the model must hold very still, although the setting time of most modern molding material is a slim 8 to 9 minutes. In the past, the model's body was coated with Vaseline and strips of plasterized bandages were placed on the body but here the technicians are using a different process. The finished LDM torso would be 18 inches high, 16 inches wide and 8 inches deep and probably weigh 16 kg. The cast material -- the stuff that is poured into the mold -- is made of a special high quality plaster. Once the mold is made and a sculpture produced, it is sanded and painted and sometimes draped with fabric.
February 15th, 2018