Mold Making is Messy
I've never made a mold before, but I found a very good tutorial online: www.b9robotresource.com/molding1.htm so I decided to see if I could reproduce the "Create-a-Monster" torsos. The results are not 100% perfect, but I'm quite proud of how I did for my 1st time.
EDIT TO ADD: I used the "Smooth-On" Pourable Starter kit: www.dickblick.com/products/smooth-on-starter-kits/#photos (it was $52 at the Blick store, $46.33 online but you have to pay shipping) I picked this brand specifically because it does NOT need an air compressor. There is enough molding rubber left over to make another mold (I might try shoes) and there is enough of the casting resin to make (I would guess) about 15-20 torsos, or a bunch of shoes.
PS: Please do not PM or comment to ask me to sell you a torso, I don't want to break flickr's TOS.