This is the WIP photos of the Tek Armory TFP1 [link]
This is my first project with AMACO Rub n Buff for a while. I had decided to try using regular paint on the past couple of projects, but for this one I wanted to get that more rough and worn look, so back to Rub n Buff.
This toy has a few moving parts and some electronics so dis-assembly was definitely required before priming and painting. It came apart with several screws. All the screws were the same size except for two internal screws holding the speaker in place. Care had to be taken with one tension spring, but otherwise it was easy to take apart.
I masked off most of the delicate moving parts and joints and covered the electronics with a Ziploc bag
All priming was done using a matte black thick coat spray primer. The two Rub n Buff colors I used were Antique Gold and Silver Flake.
As with my previous projects, I wanted to make it with two different metallic finishes, I like the look of the civil war era guns that utilized steel barrels and brass receivers.
The first part I worked on was the retracting barrel sleeve halves. The Silver Flake I got this time was thinner than the last batch I had, so it took some getting used to but it ended up working out pretty well.
From there I worked over the receiver halves with the Antique Gold, then the barrel portion with silver. I used Vallejo black acrylic paint to touch up places where the rub n buff got away from me.
Then I moved onto the pistol grip/handle. I debated with myself for a while what to do color wise. I almost did the whole thing with Rub n Buff, but in the end I decided to keep the main part of the grip black, and only use the silver to highlight the grip texture. After that was done I used a brush and the black acrylic paint to add a thicker coat to the rest of the grip.
Next I painted the two bright orange buttons for the reciever and the barrel tip black.
Finally I masked off PART of the clear plastic knife blade, spray painted it black, then used silver rub n buff to bring out the blade texture. I wanted to leave the inner portion of the blade clear so it would glow as designed when you pulled the trigger in knife mode.
I added a coat of AMACO all purpose sealer to all the painted/rub n buff peices and let it dry, then re-assembled everything, and added one more coat of sealer to the high contact areas.
This tried and true weapon will work on land or in the air helping you combat mutated creature a robber or even the terrible sky pirates this compressed steam power Pistol is easy to handle , load , aim ,and then fire!
Steam punk sidearm starting as a Nerf Maverick the Spring inside has been tweaked , penny mod , and AR/posts removed. Painted Textured black , cylinder and slide in Hammered copper. The Trigger and cylinder release done in satin nickel. the end of the cylinder was painted polished steel and finally the barrel in hammered steel. gears and cogs added to the sidearm then clock arms to the cylinder.
I have this for sale for 30 dollars plus shipping and can do custom versions.
A test run of my husband's Locust Gears costume. We didn't get a lot of good shots today - too many camera problems :/ It was also horrendously hot in his costume, so we're gonna modify the helmet a bit for cooling him down.DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION.
This is just a couple of WIP photos of The GOBLIN which can be found here
Modifications include: Removal of air flow restrictors Removal of the cage covering the hammer Addition of an inner barrel from a NERF RECON.
The gun was primed with Rustoleum Ultra Cover 2X Satin Canyon Black The "brass" parts were done using AMACO Rub n Buff in Grecian Gold The "steel" parts were done using AMACO Rub n Buff in Silverflake All was then buffed using a soft cotton cloth then clear coated with a brush and AMACO All Purpose Sealer
With a soft shhhh of the finger's the orcs get moving, slowly walking along the hulk of steel and junk laid out along the area. Their mission one so simple and soooo much to enjoy. They get closer and closer to the rumbling of metal that was firing off, the distraction clearly heard as these orcs got behind the enemy lines and with a last minute roar of ," WAGHHHHHHH!" they slam into their foes vehicle's. Clamping bombs, mines, launching rockkits and slamming rokkit hammer's they level numerous Imperial tanks as they then step back into the fields of steel and move to the next pray...
This is my version of a rifle matching to the handphaser in the 6th Star Trek Movie "The undiscovered Country".
Normally there is always a hand phaser and an associated phaser rifle with the same looking style. But in the first six Trek Movies we seen only Handphasers in different types. No Rifles. So I figured I could make one of these for a design, such as an associated phaser rifle should look like. I have made up my mind to the Star Trek 6 Assault Phaser. In my opinion one of the coolest looking phaser we seen in the films.
I made this prop from wood. It was previously an old wall cabinet door i found in trash. Working time was around three days. A fourth day went for the paint on it. Simply made with jigsaw, filler, file and grater. Full lenght is 61 cm. The complete project cost me 4 Euros for filler and paints.
If you like this, here are some other images of this prop: