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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
Silicone Mould back
Silicone Mould back
Silicone mould
Silicone mould

In fibre glass jacket

Fibre glass jacket
Fibre glass jacket

Foam poured and clamped while expanding

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

Sprayed metal paint effect

Foam casts with paint effect
Foam casts with paint effect

Silver spray and acrylic paint effects

Pliers foam cast - back
Pliers foam cast - back

Acrylic paint effect

Pliers foam cast - front
Pliers foam cast - front

Acrylic paint effect

Foam cast tool selection
Foam cast tool selection