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.