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skillbuilder casting 158x158 Top 10: PropcastingIn case you missed it, the theme for October is “casting materials,” chosen strategically, of course, to resonate with the mounting excitement about everybody’s favorite maker holiday—Halloween! Whether you’re making wearables or hand-held props, there’s probably a method, material, or technique in our archives that will inspire you to take your costume to the next level. To start things off, here’s a sampling of some of my personal favorite casting- and moldmaking-related posts, from past months, and I couldn’t resist leading in with a bit of inspiration from about this time last year—a roundup of some of the raddest, baddest, yes-I-daresay-bitchin’est prop weapons we’ve ever posted. Enjoy!

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fallout 3 plasma rifle Top 10: Propcasting

Top 10: Prop Weapons


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diy rotational molding machine Top 10: Propcasting

DIY Rotomolding Machine


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Custom Piece Molded from 3D-printed Parts


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silicone buttons Top 10: Propcasting

Choosing a Sillicone for Casting Soft Buttons


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casting resin rings Top 10: Propcasting

Casting Resin Rings


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mixing polyester resin Top 10: Propcasting

Mixing Polyester Resin


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duplicating vinyl records by cating Top 10: Propcasting

How-To: Duplicate Vinyl Records by Casting


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oogoo heart mold Top 10: Propcasting

Heart Mold from Homebrew Silicone


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thorsson propcasting tutorial Top 10: Propcasting

Sci-Fi Propcasting Tutorial from Shawn Thorsson


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diy silicone from caulk Top 10: Propcasting

DIY Casting Silicone from Caulk, Pourable Version


Did I miss a good one? Let me know, below?

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


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