Painting Props and Costumes
A good application of paint can make your props and costumes look incredibly awesome! We have a collection of tutorials and projects where we show painting techniques listed below.
Also, here’s some great tips:
- If your prop space gun isn’t supposed to look like it just came off the factory line, try out weathering.
- For an amazing amount of helpful information, check out Volpin Props’ Painting and Weathering for Props and Replicas eBook.
- Use stencils cut from masking tape to add decals and patterns to your armor.
- If you want to up your painting game, invest in an airbrush.
While at South Texas Comic Con, Bill interviewed Boba Joe to get some insight into how he adds battle damage to his Dragon Ball Saiyan armor.
Britt modifies a cheap, toy gun with some scrap bin parts and experiments with painting techniques.
The EVA foam Star Wars bracer is crafted and it’s time for paint! Britt uses Acrylic Paints to add metallic and paint-chipped layers to the gauntlet. Plus, she prints some Aurebesh text for the plastic screen display.
In this second part of his collaboration with Andrew DFT, Bill shows how he painted Andrew’s Destiny hand cannon in the Mos Scala styrofoam prop.
On this live stream, Britt paints, weathers, and rusts the awesome “Wasteland Alice in Wonderland” mask kit from SKS Props.
One store, $20 in materials, build a lightsaber hilt! That’s the challenge the PropTart community created and we decided to participate and build our own…
Bill does the last step on the Destiny Fatebringer hand cannon build: the painting and assembly. This ZProps kit is finally coming together with some hairspray chipping paint techniques and a touch of weathering.
In this final episode of the Boolean Gemini build, Bill shows how he did all of the final detail painting, assembly, and weathering.
In this second to last video in the 3D printed Boolean Gemini scout rifle build, Bill starts painting the prop! Using masking tape, masking fluid, and an airbrush, several layers of paint are applied.
Time to transmute foam into steel! Follow along on the 2nd part of the Skyrim Steel Armor build as Bill lays down some paint to make the foam look like actual steel!
Bill & Britt showcase a couple of finishing techniques to make your foam prop weapons look like they’re real rusty metal!
Britt from Punished Props seals and paints her Fallout 4 Assaultron armor and undersuit. The armor is sealed with latex, then painted with oil paints. The bodysuit is airbrushed with Createx airbrush paints and detailed with fabric markers.