Includes one painted plaster clasped hands cast of 3-6 people mounted on a plinth. Children must by 4 years or above to be able to hold the pose for long enough.
Prices quoted vary depending on caster so please use the suggested price as a guide. You will choose your paint colour and plinth at your appointment. Engraved name-plates are extra.
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At your appointment, a mould is taken by plunging your hands into a bucket of impression mixture. It is the same material used by dentists to make those gum shield-like dental impressions. It is completely safe to use and has been used by lifecasters for decades. The process to take the mould is very fast - about 3-5 mins, as the mixture sets in that time. The impression powder must be mixed with cool water, especially in hot weather, or the mixture sets too fast.
If you have any kind of skin problem you must seek advice from your GP before having a cast done. It would also be wise to wait until any blemishes have cleared up as they will show up in the cast as every detail is picked up.
After your appointment, the mould is cast in plaster using a high definition stone plaster. Once set, the cast is tidied and left to dry out thoroughly for at least 3 weeks. It is then painted in classic or pearl white or metallic silver, rose gold, bronze or gold paint and mounted on a plinth.
The turnaround is normally 4-8 weeks depending on your caster but this can extend at busier times or during the school summer holidays. If you have a deadline please let your caster know when you book.