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Re: Fixing up a resin food bar

Postby Alkali Jones » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:02 pm

Hey All,

They were smooth, right. Because they were in a wrapper. It's hard to see the actuall "food" part.

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Re: Fixing up a resin food bar

Postby Badger » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:14 pm

There were two versions.
The first is a solid resin bar, pulls from the mould of which many of us have.

The second is the practical 'eating' prop, made of granola bars and such and wrapped in foil. They probably pressed and burnished the foil onto the top of a resin bar to get the logo embossed in.
It's likely not household foil, but something firmer we sometimes use for effects work. It's called 'Blackwrap' here in the UK and is a stiff aluminium foil.

I have used it to make fake metal panels for stunt guys to punch through.

You can see where it's folded over the end of the bar.

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Re: Fixing up a resin food bar

Postby namebrand » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:27 pm

To me it looked more like a fudge, when you can actually see her bite it, than granola bars or something. I just assumed they probably made a food grade silicone mold of the bar, poured some fudge stuff in and voila! Would like to hear more about this 'Blackwrap' though.
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Re: Fixing up a resin food bar

Postby Badger » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:12 pm

That's why I said 'and such' :lol: Jeez!

It's fairly unlikely the went to the trouble of a food grade silicone mould for that one shot, knowing the time and financial budgets they worked under on the show.

It's likely a fudge bar (and such!) just in the end she bites.

Probably whittled down with a pocket knife to fit the wrapper.

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Re: Fixing up a resin food bar

Postby Alkali Jones » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:19 pm

C'mon now, the man said "and such"! :lol:

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Re: Fixing up a resin food bar

Postby Joatrash » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:46 pm

That screenshot is priceless. :lol:
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Re: Fixing up a resin food bar

Postby cklinejr » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:19 pm

Badger wrote:The first is a solid resin bar, pulls from the mould of which many of us have.

I'd like to get one of those, who has them for sale?
Can someone PM me the details please.

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Re: Fixing up a resin food bar

Postby keelhauler » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:28 pm

cklinejr wrote:
Badger wrote:The first is a solid resin bar, pulls from the mould of which many of us have.

I'd like to get one of those, who has them for sale?
Can someone PM me the details please.

Thanks,
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We all got them a while back from a fella who was selling them on e/bay. but it is my understanding that the mold is now toast and he isn't producing them anymore. someone please correct me if I am wrong.
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Re: Fixing up a resin food bar

Postby Yellowjacket » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:33 pm

There's a rumor going around that QMx is going to make and sell these.











At least there will be a rumor going around once I spread it to enough sites.
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Re: Fixing up a resin food bar

Postby Alkali Jones » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:43 pm

Yeah, yeah- I heard that, too. ;)

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