Casting Plaster - Plaster of Paris for Life Casting, Sculpture

  • Herculite II, plaster of paris with instructions for use
  • Various sizes available from 500g to 25kg
  • Stong and durable plaster - perfect for life casting, sculpture and model making
  • Reproduces the finest details when casting from alginate and silicone moulds
  • Dries to a nice white colour - which is perfect for painting

Strong casting plaster perfect for casting objects that need to replicate lots of fine details, such as hands and feet. Also suitable for sculpture and modelmaking.


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Product Description


Herculite 2 is a strong and fast setting plaster of paris that reproduces fine detail and sets with a nice white finish.

Harder and more durable than other types of plaster of paris, Herculite 2 is the perfect option for projects such as hand casting, body moulds, model making and other decorative objects that will be handled frequently.

The white surface finish of the Herculite makes it a perfect base for a lovely paint finish, should you decide to paint your cast.

Supplied in a variety of sizes and always with basic instructions for water - powder ratio mix. Choose from:

500g bag

800g bag

1kg bag

1.5kg bag

5kg bucket with resealable lid

10kg bag

25kg sack


All items are dispatched within 1 working day. Items over 2kg are sent by Courier, smaller items are sent by Royal Mail. Airmaill is used for non-UK orders. FREE UK shipping on all BabyRice orders.

For life casts

If you are looking to make 3D hand/foot moulds then purchase some BabyRice Skin Safe Alginate to make your impression moulds first, then this plaster can be used to fill in your mould impression and hence you are then left with a 3D hand/foot cast.

When used to create a cast from an alginate impression mould, BabyRice Herculite 2 produces highly detailed casts that capture every detail of body parts, right down to the last wrinkle.

Please note: When creating life casts, you should never let wet plaster come into contact with skin. Plaster should only be used to pour into the alginate impression mould.

Fast setting casting plaster

BabyRice Herculite 2 is a fast setting casting plaster. Small objects, such as baby hand casts will typically set in 5-15 minutes. Larger objects, such as adult hands and family hand casts, will typically set within 35-60 minutes. (Plaster setting times vary depending on the size of the object, room temperature and ambient conditions.)

Painting your plaster casts

Like all plaster of paris, Herculite is highly porous, making it extremely absorbent. Always paint your plaster casts with an acrylic paint that has been formulated to adhere to plaster, such as those supplied by BabyRice.

When life casting from an alginate impression mould, your plaster cast may take on the pink colour of the alginate, but this will fade as plaster dries, leaving a clean white cast.


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