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.
Masking off areas of your prop can make the painting process much more refined and quick. Bill goes over his favorite masking tape and techniques for getting that perfect, clean finish.
A real, metal plated chrome finish can be an expensive process for prop making. In this tutorial, Bill shows how to achieve a faux chrome metal finish using paints and an airbrush.
When Dave Goldberg released this kit back in 2011, I was enamored with the design. After 6 years I finally managed to get my greedy hands on one and had a ton of fun putting it together.
When the gang at Film Riot needed a space rifle made, they called Bill! In this video he shows how he built a modular prop gun using EVA foam and PVC pipe.
Bill resumes his epic journey with the Blade Runner blaster prop kit. In this video he goes over how all the parts fit together and paints the resin pieces.
What could be more iconic than Robocop's legendary sidearm! Follow along as Bill shows you how to build Officer Murphy's Auto 9 Beretta pistol prop using some simple techniques and cheap scrap materials. Links: Maxx Action 9mm Toy Pistol - Amazon Maxx Action 9mm Toy...
Bill discusses some of the more advanced airbrush tools and paints for making prop and costume builds more productive.
Thanks to an incredibly generous fan, Bill got his hands on one of the amazing Blade Runner Squirt gun toys! Of course he had to repaint it to like a screen worthy replica.
The Destiny Sweeper Bot’s EVA foam armor is sealed with Creature Cast neoprene, painted with Angelus leather paints, and weathered with acrylics.
Buckle up for an excellent adventure as Bill and Ted do some radical Nerf blaster modding and painting. In the video, Bill adds his own custom mods and paint job to the Nerf Rival Apollo.
Bill and Grace team up to make an epic foam Orc sword prop! The sword was created in a video on her channel and in this video the duo does all of the painting.
On this live stream, Britt paints a Dishonored Overseer mask, by Modulus Props, and a Masquerade Cat Mask, by Shinya Hamano!