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.
Bill puts some finishing touches on his foam dwarven sword. Learn how to mix pigmented latex rubber for adding details and how to wrap the handle in leather.
Bill made his own Fallout 4 Mister Handy scale model! The replica prop figurine was modeled in Fusion 360, printed and then molded and cast. Several light layers of paint were applied to get that Fallout metal look.
Bill does some miniature painting of a small familiar cat model made by his pal Holly Conrad. Buddhacat now has a miniature!
Bill shows you how to repaint a Han Solo Blaster toy to look like a super legit prop for your next Star Wars costume!
Casting or buying resin kits is only half the battle. Learn how to prepare those plastic pieces for an epic paint job!
Bill & Britt team up to paint some adorable little spaceship model kits from their friend Zander over at ZProps!
Bill shows you how to get a nice, shiny finish on this iconic new Star Wars prop gun.
Bill weathers his foam Jade Rabbit Destiny gun live on the show!
Bill answers questions about painting and weathering techniques as he paints his District 9 gun.
Bill shows you how to re-paint a Nerf Stormtrooper toy gun to looks like the real movie prop!
Bill shows you how to re-finish and paint your collector’s edition Fallout 4 Pipboy prop!
Here’s my replica prop build videos for the District 9 Rifle!