To understand what Lifecasting or Bodycasting is all about, view the ALI Lifecasters Gallery
As a registered Associate of Lifecasters International, Alastair Lawson has the product and Lifecasting knowledge to offer a Lifecasting or Bodycasting service to clients requiring this type of artwork.
If you are curious or interested in having a Lifecast done of yourself or from someone close to you, I would recommend setting up a meeting with ALP Lifecasting to discuss what is possible and practical.
MURDERED BODY LIFECASTING
The above pictures are from a full body Lifecast we produced for one of our Police training videos, unfortunately due to confidentiality terms, we are unable to post any pictures of the completed bodycast. The cast was based on a well known murdered victim and the cast was used as a recreation of how the body was found soon after her death.
CHOCOLATE LIFECAST OF PLAYBOY PLAYMATE FOR CHARITY
Alastair Lawson was approached by Playboy South Africa to do a Lifecast of Yolandie’s (playmate bunny) bust in edible chocolate to be auctioned off to raise money for Breast Cancer.
LIFECAST FOR GARDEN DISPLAY
This Lifecasting was done for a client (or her boyfriend) who wanted a permanent record of her body at this time in her life. The lifecasting process is divided into two sections, firstly is capturing the mold detail from the model or object, which takes about a hour of applying various layers of gel’s, latex and plaster and waiting for them to dry. The model/client then leaves as it can take days to finish off the Lifecast, depending on the complexity or finish required of the completed Lifecast.
MEDICAL FORENSICS TRAINING VIDEO
During the course of filming our Forensic and Medical training videos to educate doctors and crime scene investigators we occasionally run into difficulties with reality. For example, in the case of evidence collection from rape victims by doctors we found it extremely difficult and invasive to the model to try and film the required footage. The solution was to build a fully detailed pelvic area of a woman’s genital area, cervix and all. This allowed us the freedom to place cameras where cameras should never go and to light up areas that usually never see the light of day.
We took time to match the colour of our model’s skin so that when we edited between the real-living patient (model) and the Lifecast, it would look believable.
Once again, we are a little sensitive to post pictures of the process but feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.