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A Beginner’s Guide to Making Mind Blowing Props V1.2 – eBook

4.17 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

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If you want to make your own incredible props and costumes, but don’t know where to start, this book is for you! This beginner’s guide, written by prop making wizard Bill Doran, covers all of the basics on materials and tools that you’ll need to get started.

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Product Description

*Updated to V1.2 on 4/4/2017*

If you want to make your own incredible props and costumes, but don’t know where to start, this eBook is for you! This beginner’s guide, written by prop making wizard Bill Doran, covers all of the basics on materials and tools that you’ll need to get started.

The eBook also covers several common crafting techniques for building your own replica guns, swords, and armor. Plus there is a handy, easy to follow guide to painting and weathering your creations!

This easy read gives you all of the know-how you need to get from zero to awesome in as little time as possible! Plus it has pictures!

Format: PDF

Content Index:

  • Getting Started/Beginner’s Tips
  • Materials
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Building Techniques
    • “Slicing” for guns and swords
    • Blocking & Filling for Complex Shapes
    • Pepakura
    • Foam Armor Crafting
  • Finishing & Painting Techniques

6 reviews for A Beginner’s Guide to Making Mind Blowing Props V1.2 – eBook

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I am new to prop making (6 months).
    As a beginner I appreciate this e-book because it sums up nicely the things you need.

    It saves you weeks and months of research !
    I went this path I know it, so I cannot recommend this basic guide enough.

    Only drawback I see is that this is more of a manual than actual book.
    This guide has 20 pages only. Sure packed with, solid, heavy, super useful knowledge, but still 20 pages. So it is not really a book but more like a manual of best practices for you to keep in mind and start with.

    But still – buy it, read it, expand on this knowledge !

    4 stars for the length of this book + 1 start for Bill Doran: for being sympatic, talented person 🙂
    So yes, I give 5 stars !

    I am looking forward to a sequel of some more advanced stuff on more pages.

    • :

      Thanks for the honest feedback! =D

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is an absolutely great book for anyone who is new to prop building. Common sense language and simple tips, make it easy to take in all the information. There more than enough information to get you started but no so much as to completely intimidate. The book offers a nice sense of encouragement, and reminds the reader that everyone starts a the beginning. I’d love to see the next book in the series lead the reader through a simple prop build form beginning to end.

  3. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Hi , I bought the book, but do not know where to download it; will it be sent to my e-mail? Let me know how I can get my copy, I want to read it! 🙂

    The website should have a download link prompted once the pdf is purchased for, just a suggestion!

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      You should have been emailed a download link.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Hi! I’m from Russia. I Found the link to your site somewhere in the internet, saw your amazing works and now I’m your big fan!
    I want to write a post in my blog, if you don’t mind. And please, let me translate your book into Russian, since it’s free to download. I think I can handle it. Anyway, I’ll wait for your permission. You may leave it here or e-mail me: shoooreg@gmail.com
    Thank you. I wish you to continue making your amazing replicas. Nice work!

    • :

      Hi! I’m glad you enjoy my work! I would be honored for you to translate my book! Send me an email at punishedprops at gmail dot com!

  5. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    My friend owns the hard copy of this book, and it is wonderful. I however, got the ebook, but the link to download the file that was provided in the email is not working, always giving me a screen saying “No Results Found
    The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.” This also happens when I go to “My Account” and hit “downloads” and try to download the pdf from there. 🙁 I hope I can get it working soon, because this is such a great book, from what I’ve seen so far!

    • :

      Sorry we’ve been having problems with the website. Here’s a direct link to download the file for free: http://bit.ly/mindblowingprops

  6. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve tried the download link I was sent, but only get “No results found” even when I click the link in my “downloads” section on my account page. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

    • :

      I’m sorry we’ve been having issues with our website. Here’s a direct link to download the ebook for free: http://bit.ly/mindblowingprops

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