Painting and Weathering Props and Replicas Resource
Sculpting and casting a piece of armor or a prop is just one of many steps required when building a costume. Sometimes that’s the easiest part when you consider painting and weathering. When it comes to aging a prop or simply painting it in a way that gives it depth, the tools and materials are practically endless. In addition to that, the number of possible techniques you could use is high. It can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily, Volpin Props has you covered with an ebook. The Painting and Weathering eBook by Harrison Crix is over 90 pages and includes:
“…all the processes for taking a replica kit from raw plastic to finished weathered prop. Geared toward the DIY builder, it covers everything from basics of primer and spray finishes all the way to advanced patina techniques.”
There are dozens of photos for each topic, including safety equipment, dry brushing, blood splatters, sealing, and more. You can purchase it in PDF format.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.