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.
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.
An airbrush can take your prop and costume finishing work to the next level. In this video, Bill shows you everything you need to know to get started with your first airbrush!
Bill paints up a Skyrim dagger kit using some simple model finishing techniques.
With San Diego Comic Con rapidly approaching, Bill gets to work painting his Mechanist helmet. Follow along as he shows you how to apply rubber cement paint to a foam helmet that’s been sealed with latex rubber.
Bill takes you through the process of adding a legitimate rust effect to the body shell of his 1/18 scale model R/C car.
Bill finishes the foam Dwarven sword by doing some simple weathering using acrylic paints.
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!