Bill and his pal Andrew team up to turn a cheap, Spirit Halloween Ghostbusters Proton Pack prop into something that looks like it jumped right out of the movie.
A laser cutter is an invaluable tool for any shop, especially our prop and costume making workshop. Bill goes over the basic techniques needed to cut out a variety of materials like EVA foam, wood, and plastics on a hobby sized laser cutter.
Bill experiments with using 3D printing as an alternate method for creating stencils to add decals to props and costumes! After a bit of tinkering, he gets some pretty great results!
Bill is joined by Steven K Smith to learn about paint brushes and acrylic paints that SKS uses for hand painting his fantastic prop and costume creations.
We’ve done pewter casting in the past, but we’re really starting to get a lot better at it. Check out our new, improved techniques PLUS some testing with lower heat resistance silicone.
Dry brushing can add a realistic weather worn finish to your prop and costume projects, but it required a subtle application. Bill shows you how to accomplish this wonderful finishing technique.
Oil paints can be excellent for weathering your mechanical looking props and costumes. Bill shows how to use these wonderful materials to dirty up Rey’s blaster prop from Star Wars.
Using machine cut stencils can be a great way to make your prop look super professional. In this video, Bill shows how he uses stencils to paint legit looking decals on his prop projects.
A basic black, brown, or dark wash of acrylic paints can add a quick and easy weathering pass to your prop and costume projects that’ll make it look more realistic and world worn. In this video, Bill shows some simple techniques to take your prop finishes to the next level.
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.