Create a Mold and Casting of a Prop Shield


A decorative plaster replica of an ancient Roman shield is used as a master to make light weight and strong reproductions for display. It was quickly agreed upon that the best strategy for reproduction would be a brush on mold to save on material cost and weight due to the size of the original.Rebound 40® was selected as the rubber of choice because of it's ease of use and durability in a production setting. 

Free Form® Air was chosen both for the mother mold and the casting due to it's low cost, ease of use and superior strength. Couple this with it's light weight properties and it makes for a great general purpose product. The end result is a lightweight durable mold that is easy to handle and use as well as super lightweight castings that are durable and resistant to abuse. A perfect combination!

Materials Used in this Tutorial

Step 1: Gathering Materials / Preparing for Mold Process