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Fiberglass

Fiberglass has many applications. Here is a sculpture of a fantasy horse.

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It's also useful for moldmaking.

 Once the sculpture is covered with silicone, a "mother mold" or shell of fiberglass is applied as a rigid backing. Then both materials are peeled off for a perfect replica of the original piece. Click here for a larger view of the above steps.

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 Volz uses fiberglass for the body armor of his animatronic robots. At left the head & hands.

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  The head of another creature.