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.
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More Videos About Painting:
Bill is excited about WoW Classic coming out soon and one of our good friends Yaya Han recently released her EVA foam, so we thought we’d do a fun foam project combining both!
Bill is a BIG fan of Fallout and after making the Mini-nuke we got so many suggestions to make the Fat Man he just couldn’t resist! But he wanted to go a step further than making a simple replica…
Bill figured it was about time he got around to finishing the Elder Scroll prop he made 6 years ago, but simple paint just wouldn’t do! Take a look as Bill shows you how to use gold leaf to carefully take a prop from ordinary to extraordinary!
Bill takes you on a journey as he “forges” the Catspaw Dagger from Game of Thrones! Carved textures, metallic paint, and shiny gems combine to make a prop fit for a Stark.
Bill shows you how to make a helmet fit for a dragon tamer with EVA foam! He also shows you how to make amazing colors with awesome products from Plaid.
Funimation asked Bill to bring Zero’s helmet from Code Geass to life, and it’s the shiniest thing ever!
Steven from SKS props shows Bill his unique method of painting foam props. Take a look to see how you can apply this technique to your own props and costumes!
Bill made a super handy custom paint booth to help him paint more safely in the shop AND ventilate the laser cutter at the same time! Follow along to see how Bill makes this one-of-a-kind piece.
Bill shows you how to make the Judge companion mask from one of his favorite games – Far Cry: New Dawn! Learn how to make a smooth mask pattern from scratch – or download the free blue print!
Bill got this amazing Fallout Laser Pistol kit from Jake of Reciprocation Props during the Prop Tarts Secret Santa event. All it needed was some paint, so Bill decided to try out some different techniques to create a really cool, weathered finish!
There’s a ghost causing trouble in our shop! Bill knows just what to do: build a Ghost Trap! Fortunately, Spirit Halloween has a great one for us to modify and repaint for all our ghost catching needs.
Learn how to design a 3D model and finish the 3D print to look like it’s straight out of a movie!