Props and Scale Models
We love making prop replicas from movies and video games. Also, we are starting to make awesome scale models and want to share our process with you. Our prop and scale model builds are collected in the listings below. The projects range from props for our cosplays, to finishing and painting model kits.
Puppeting the venom symbiote is fun, but it’s even MORE fun to automate the prop with motors and motion sensors! Bill shows you how to achieve an awesome, hands-free movement effect.
Bill shows you how to make a replica tube to house your very own Venom Symbiote – with a cool twist!
Ahoy matey! In this video Bill shows you how he built a working Sea of Thieves pirate lantern using just plastic, EVA foam, and some LEDs. This great little project was built from scratch in just 4 hours!
Han Solo’s lucky Sabacc dice are a great little project to learn some basic 3D modeling. In this video Bill shows you how to model the parts in Fusion 360 and then finish and paint the 3D prints to look like the prop from the movie.
Zortax sent us their M300 3D Printer and a pile of filament to create a project. Our family and cosplay counterparts, Jaimi and Rob, were crafting a Samus costume from the Metroid video games and wanted to 3D print the helmet. What a great way to try out the large build volume of the M300 and make an awesome cosplay helmet!
Using EVA foam and a rotary tool, Britt carves her own version of Surtur’s skull-like crown from Thor: Ragnarok.
Bill and Britt teamed up to build a life sized, motorized replica of Probius the Protoss Probe from Heroes of the Storm and Starcraft! Check out their series of videos documenting the build process as well as a look at Probius’ adventures at BlizzCon.
To help Brittany finish up her Destiny Sweeper Bot costume, Bill built a space broom out of EVA foam floor mats!
Bill made a new wedding ring for himself using the Form 2 3D printer, a high temperature silicone, and pewter casting!
Bill and Britt team up to make a giant, lightweight, XPS foam gear for an upcoming World of Warcraft prop.
Bill takes you through the process of adding a legitimate rust effect to the body shell of his 1/18 scale model R/C car.
Bill made his own Fallout 4 Mister Handy scale model! The replica prop figurine was modeled in Fusion 360, printed and then molded and cast. Several light layers of paint were applied to get that Fallout metal look.