Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Rot

Brendon Lenzi brings us this multi-legged preserved specimen. The body was sculpted from polymer clay and then coated in rubber cement to create the decaying skin.


Phil said...

Ah memories. Thats the same method I used to make my first jar.

CoastConFan said...

That is very reminiscent of fetal pig in a jar from my high school days. I think the latex skin is what gives this prop the extra bit of creepiness. Specimen jars are a staple of prop manufacture, but his one is far above average.

Along with jars, consider mounting your dry faux specimen in a riker box, which is a cardboard case with a glass window especially designed for specimen display. They are inexpensive and available on line in a variety of sizes and depths. It’s pretty easy to age a riker box up and add a label.