FAQ

Browse through our FAQ's below & view our material guide to explain the difference between fibreglass, cold cast metals, foundry Bronze's and more.

 

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If you can't find the answer to your question please contact us at info@angelcasts.co.uk

LifeCasting Material Guide by Angelcasts
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How long does it take to make a casting?

It really depends on the design of the piece but generally the delivery gudielines for materials and sizes are as below:

Small plaster castings

(pet nose, paw, baby foot etc)

6 - 7 weeks

Medium Plaster Castings

(Breasts, bumps or Holding Hands) 

12-14 weeks

Large Plaster Castings

(Full torso etc)

16 - 17 weeks

Cold Cast Metal Castings Small to Medium

14-17 weeks

Cold Cast Metal Large Castings

20-22 weeks

Foundry Bronze Castings

10-20 weeks pending size.

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Can you shrink a Life Casting?

Yes we can 3D scan any life cast from a baby's foot and adult torso, face or pregnancy bump casting and miniaturise it into silver or gold jewellery or turn it into a beautiful bespoke mini sculpture or ornament.

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What materials are used for casting and are they safe?

All our materials are non allergenic and safe for all sensitive skin types. Angelcasts trained at the London College of Fashion specialising in studying materials and Life Casting and has over 12 years experience casting Models, Actresses and Individuals. Health & Safety is important to us and for you to walk out the studio having had a fun and exciting experience. With correct training and experience life casting is a fun and engaging experience for all.

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I am outside the UK can I order?

Yes, we ship worldwide for all our jewellery print kits. 

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How long does a casting take to make at an appointment?

With years of practise, Angelcasts have perfected the quality and speed to life cast complicated compositions to prevent you from having to hold a pose too long. Guideline times are below:

Small Casts: 

Hands, Feet, Holding Hands, Lips Nipples

30 seconds to 3 minutes

Medium Casts:

Face, Head, Breasts, Back, Bum etc

15 - 20 minutes

Large Casts:

Full torsos, Bumps with Hands and neck, Full Back etc

25 - 30 minutes

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I would like something I can't see online?

Please get in touch at info@angelcasts.co.uk we have worked closely with clients to produce replicas and moulds for doctors for reconstructive surgery, to silicone face masks, vac formed masks for London Fashion Week and much more.

I'm not happy with scars or old tattoos on my body but I want a casting

If scars or marks are small that you wish for us to hide we can often blend them into the skin texture. However if there is a large area to blend, we would recommend loosing all the skin texture, this also creates a smooth sculptural finish which is popular with a lot of our clients.

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When will I receive my Jewellery, Print Kit or DIY Kit?

All our Print Kits are posted the same day where possible or the day after. If you need your kit urgently, please do let us know and order with Next Day delivery before 11am. If you are placing an order for the full jewellery but still need your kit for a specific date. Please message us on chat or by email and we will do our best to ensure your kit arrives on time.

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When is best to get a Bump Casting made?

Bump casts are best made when the belly bump is at it's fullest but not so cloes to an early arrival. We reccomend booking in between 33-36 weeks of your pregnancy.

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Sharing Images

Angelcasts will never share any images of your casting without your permission. You are welcome to take photos of the process and video moments with a friend or partner. However if you choose to share those then we are happy to be tagged, if you don't want anything online we won't share any of the work. Although we do ask if you don't mind to be able to share the final piece to help clients on future work, but we understand if not.

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Can you make in Foundry Bronze?
Yes we love to work with foundry bronze and work closely with an arts foundry and can turn any life cast, bespoke sculpture and more into an indoor or outdoor piece of art for you. Turn around times vary on size and complexity of the piece and range from 12 - 24 weeks.
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Body Casting for TV , Film or Theatre?

View our Media booking page, we will always try to help where we can & decrease our turn around times to work with filming schedules. We have a strict privacy policy & will not share any images, products or details until released from the production company or client. All originals that are not claimed or used as part of the production will be destroyed unless the client requests otherwise.