There comes a time in your filmmaking career when foam and plastic props look, well, too much like foam and plastic on screen. But having someone make a custom metal prop for you can be out of the question due to cost, and the prop may only be a one off which makes the cost per unit outlandishly high. But what if you could make it yourself? It’s not completely out of the questions and the tools you need are not that expensive, basically you just need foam, aluminum and some smelting gear and you can make all the metal props you want.
Check out the video for all the details and an overview of the technique on how to do it.