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Cosplay:Metal Texture Tutorial
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Published: December 13, 2006
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For more photos of the props/armour I've textured, and to see the shuriken in use, take a look through my Wai-con photos (My sister and I are cosplaying FFVII Yuffie & Tifa and their AC versions). [link]

For tutorials on making the props & armour, I recommend Amethyst Angel's tutorials: [link] She does some amazing stuff!
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InkOnHerLips's avatar
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I'm making weapon prop for the first time and got to the painting part. Obviously just using metallic silver doesn't work, making it look more fake than ever. So I've been looking from one weapon prop tutorial to the next and each one tells me how to make them but when it comes to the painting part they are rather vague on the details, one was "Next you paint and let it dry!" Another listed what they used but offered no other details. 

One that did the same fortunately linked to your tutorial and I have to say once again thank you so much! I just tried this on one side and it looks 10x better already. Not 100% real but much much better and what I want. 
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RisachantagProfessional Digital Artist
No worries, I'm glad to see that my old tutorial is still getting use! Texturing props is still my absolute favourite part of prop-making. Wishing you luck with your project!
InkOnHerLips's avatar
Just returned from the con with my completed project and though I need to do a few things differently next time it was great for my first try doing something of the sort and it looked great in the photos.

I'm going to have to use this technique for my next prop so I'm forever grateful to you for making this tutorial. A thousand times over thank you. 
Flashgriffin's avatar
FlashgriffinHobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is perfect!  Thank you so much!
CamKitty2's avatar
CamKitty2Student General Artist
Wow. This tutorial is incredibly helpful. I don't think I ever fully realized how much a good paint job can help with making things look real. Thanks for this, it will really help!Love 
sirjer's avatar
what is this? a post for ants?!
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RisachantagProfessional Digital Artist
Click on it to zoom in. Never done that before on DA? It's 4000 pixels at full size.
OneWeirdLord's avatar
Would this work with a weapon that's supposed to be red?
THEGREATTITANICCHICK's avatar
would this also work on foam weapons too?
DreamingDragon15's avatar
Hi, I linked to your tutorial on my blog: thecosplaychronicles.wordpress…
FrancescaNekoryu's avatar
FrancescaNekoryuHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Interesting tutorial
TwiggySrfrGrl's avatar
TwiggySrfrGrlHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is perfect. Thanks for putting this together.
Maxus-the-fox's avatar
Just what I needed, now I can paint the knife for my Akira cosplay without making it look cheap!
Thanks!! :heart:
YokaiTenshi95's avatar
YokaiTenshi95Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did you get the shape to be so sharp? :D
Stardust-skies's avatar
Stardust-skiesHobbyist General Artist
So nice! I look forward to trying this out if I ever need to make any metallic looking props :)
haruruhinata's avatar
Nice tutorial. Thanks for sharing. :)
Stridoor's avatar
StridoorHobbyist
I' currently mking a weapon, but its black, any idea what i could do to  make it look used??
CarolineShirosaki's avatar
CarolineShirosakiStudent Digital Artist
try using very dark metallic grey on highlighted areas? That's the first thing that comes to mind for me. Good luck (though you've probably finished by now haha)
Stridoor's avatar
StridoorHobbyist
thanks! and no i'm not ah a i'm still working on the last pieces 
XChloroform-KissesX's avatar
XChloroform-KissesXHobbyist Writer
Wow, that turned out fantastically! ^o^ Very well done, and very helpful too. Thank you for sharing!
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YoursTrulyJaneDoeHobbyist Writer
How did you get it shiny in the first place?
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RisachantagProfessional Digital Artist
Chrome spray paint. It's much better than 'silver' spray paint, which tends to be less shiny.
TheLittlebluebird100's avatar

awesome! wish id known how to do this when I made mine

 

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