It Really Squirts!

Bill3D Printing, Blogs, Fallout, Guns, Props, Videos

Zack Finfrock is creating a Fallout Fan Film, which is a great excuse for Bill to finish an old project! Years ago, Bill was working on a Fallout 4 Thirst Zapper that fit a real squirt gun, but the project got shelved. Today the Thirst Zapper gets competed in all its shiny glory! Support Zack’s work! Fallout: Breaking – A …

I’m Intimidated by this Sewing Machine

BillBlogs, Safety, Sewing, Videos

We have some sewing projects coming up this year, so we upgraded our sewing game in a big way. This was way too much machine for Bill to handle, so he built a custom adjustment knob to dial things back from 11. Sailrite Ultrafeed LSZ Punished Props Mission: Transforming passionate fans into confident, skillful makers. Fun ways to help our …

I damaged my shiny prop :'(

BillBlogs, Painting, Props, Techniques, Videos

Years ago, Bill accidentally damaged his Code Geass helmet and now it’s time for the repair! Tools and Materials: Punished Props Mission: Transforming passionate fans into confident, skillful makers. Fun ways to help our channel:Join our Extra Credit Club!Buy our books! Share your projects with us on twitter! Music from www.epidemicsound.comAncestors of Mr Brown – Kit and the CalltonesBelieve in …

Honey, I Shrunk the Props!

BillBlogs, Foam, Full Builds, Props, Videos, Weapons - Melee & Non-Guns

Britt made the Pebblet Axe from the game Grounded! This was a super fun, classic, foamsmith project that only took a few days to complete. Pebblet Axe – Ian Randall on ArtStationPebblet Axe TemplateFoamsmith Books Tools and Materials: Punished Props Mission: Transforming passionate fans into confident, skillful makers. Fun ways to help our channel:Join our Extra Credit Club!Buy our books! …

Goodbye, random box of filament…

Bill3D Printing, Blogs, CNC, Videos

…hello organization! Thank goodness Pooch stopped by to help us install a RepRack for our 3D printer Filament rolls. It was bad, y’all. We couldn’t tell what colors we had or how close our rolls were to being empty. It’s so much better now! Thanks, Pooch! RepRack: Open Source Spool Holder And Storage System by RepkordIncludes .STL and .3MF for …

Advanced Prop Photography

BillBlogs, Props, Techniques, Videos

Good photographs can make your props look absolutely stunning. Today Bill covers the advanced gear and techniques that he uses to film our prop beauty shots and YouTube thumbnail photos. GizmoThrill – Our NEW 3D Printing Venture! Photo Gear: Punished Props Mission: Transforming passionate fans into confident, skillful makers. Fun ways to help our channel:Join our Extra Credit Club!Buy our …

Starfield Blaster Assembly with Bill and Norm

Bill3D Printing, Blogs, Guns, Props, Videos

Tested’s Norm Chan was in town, so Bill sat down with him for some good old fashioned space blaster assembly goodness. We 3D printed the Eon from Starfield on our new Prusa Mk4 printer and had a bunch of fun putting it all together. Original Prusa Mk4 3D Printer3D Workbench Eon modelAdvanced Eon modelTestedMusic from Epidemic SoundB Positive by Jules …

The Blaster Retrospective

BillBlogs, Guns, Props, Videos

Bill has been making space blasters for almost 15 years. With the completion of the Starfield Rattler, he decided to take a look back at many of the space sidearms he’s made since 2009. Team Fortress Rocket Launcher (2009) Jim Reynor Revolver (2010) Steampunk Cowboy Revolver (2010) BSG Pistol (2011) N7 Eagle & Phalanx (2011) Carnifex/Paladin (2012) Kerrigan Rifle (2013) …

Gathering Reference Images from Video Games for Prop Making – Starfield Rattler

BillBlogs, Props, Templates - Patterns, Videos

The first step in replica prop making is gathering reference images. Modern video games have made it even easier to collect high resolution images of our favorite weapons and sets of armor. Bill is embarking on a build of the Rattler from Starfield and goes through the process of collecting various views of the prop as well as scaling the …