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 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!
When Bill saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2, he just had to have one of Star-Lord’s blaster. So, he bought a cheap toy gun and repainted it to look like it came right out of the movie.
The Star-Lord Helmet kit is nearing completion, so Bill went over the entire thing with oil and acrylic paints to weather it and make it look a little bit dirty.
After reinforcing the Star-Lord helmet with epoxy and fiberglass, Bill got to work doing the bulk of the paint job. For this prop, he went with “metalizer” lacquers and an airbrush.
To complete the foamVoltron Paladin Helmet build, Bill shows how he painted it with acrylic paints and customized a visor.
While at South Texas Comic Con, Bill interviewed Boba Joe to get some insight into how he adds battle damage to his Dragon Ball Saiyan armor.
Britt modifies a cheap, toy gun with some scrap bin parts and experiments with painting techniques.