Creating a two part silicone mold can be an incredibly useful technique for prop and costume making. In this video Bill goes over the process using a hand cannon prop from Destiny as an example.
Materials storage is a major concern when you’re running your own prop and costume making shop. Bill put a lot of thought into how he was going to organize his foam, wood, and plastic before building these custom made material storage shelves.
The Jazza VRtist armor is sealed, painted, and assembled! Attaching all the armor pieces was quite a challenge, but we did it!
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.