How to get a shiny metal finish

How to get a shiny metal finish

Everyone loves shiny things! But how do get that shiny chrome metal finish on your props?  It’s actually pretty simple, and here’s how…. First off you’ll need to do a little prep work on what ever you want to make shiny. Now as far as the...
Adding Knurling to a Handle

Adding Knurling to a Handle

Knurling, what’s that? A slang word from the 80’s? Knurling, dude! …..not quite. Knurling is a criss-cross pattern commonly added to handles.  But how do you do that? Well there’s a special tool and method…but you don’t need all...
Tools and Materials of the Trade!

Tools and Materials of the Trade!

I post a lot of how to articles and tips and tricks. In each I’m always talking about the tools I’m using and I always try and place an Amazon link on there so that you can get the same tools that I’m using.  Since the 15th is Amazon prime day and...
Making Foam Spikes

Making Foam Spikes

In one of my recent builds I made a set of fantasy armor inspired by the game Dragon Age: Inquisition.  Attached to the armor was a whole mess of spikes!  The questions quickly came in, asking what they were made of and how I made them.  To answer those questions,...
Creating real paint chipping and weathering!

Creating real paint chipping and weathering!

You can always paint on your scratches and weathering, but nothing looks better than the real thing!  But how to you do that without destroying your work?  It’s actually pretty easy and cheap to do!  This is one of the many techniques from my painting ebook...
Make a Dust Collector on the Quick & Cheap!

Make a Dust Collector on the Quick & Cheap!

A lot of people tell me that they are unable to fabricate with foam because of their living situation.  “I live in an apartment.” “I can’t afford all of the tools.” ” I have no where to work”.   I started to see a trend in...