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Foam Rubber Casting

Creating soft props - which is the real one?

Real tools were pressed into a clay base and covered with silicone. Once set the mould is given a fibre glass jacket that can be clamped together. Wire armature is placed in the mould before pouring the foam rubber mix to give the soft prop stability. The foam expands to fill the mould and then is given a base coat of spray paint followed by an acrylic paint effect. Great for props that are required to look real but used where an actor could be potentially injured by the real thing.

 
Clay base
Clay base
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Silicone Mould back
Silicone Mould back
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Silicone mould
Silicone mould

In fibre glass jacket

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Fibre glass jacket
Fibre glass jacket

Foam poured and clamped while expanding

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Trimming the foam
Trimming the foam
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Foam cast spanner
Foam cast spanner
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Foam cast with real spanner
Foam cast with real spanner
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Foam cast tools
Foam cast tools
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Foam cast hammers
Foam cast hammers

Sprayed metal paint effect

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Foam casts with paint effect
Foam casts with paint effect

Silver spray and acrylic paint effects

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Pliers foam cast - back
Pliers foam cast - back

Acrylic paint effect

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Pliers foam cast - front
Pliers foam cast - front

Acrylic paint effect

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Foam cast tool selection
Foam cast tool selection
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