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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.
Pip Boy Repaint

Finishing my Adam Savage Collaboration! Painting the Foam Ringwraith Gauntlet

During a recent trip to San Francisco to film some projects with Tested, Bill got to visit Adam Savage’s workshop and team up with the Mythbuster himself for an epic one day build! The duo made a replica of the Nazgul gauntlet using EVA foam. In this video, Bill makes another gauntlet and then paints them all to look like real metal.

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