Foamy wings tutorial
*Apologize for my english*
- Decide the size of your wings and make the skeleton with wire and some paper (white one i didn’t have white paper so used what i had).
- Add a hard piece in the U of the skeleton in my case used a book cover.
- Start glueing the long feathers first in the bot of the paper.
- Then add medium size feathers for the 2 next lines.
- Finish covering the next free space with smaller feathers.
- Repeat step 4 and 5 in the other side and remember also cover where the U wire is.
- Add the straps and you are done!
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This is one of my favourite most simple tutorials for making female armour. How to make the breast area look good has always baffled me. She does a really good job at explaining how it works. Here’s some of her amazing work:
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This turned out to be longer than I had hoped, but I didn’t want to skip steps so it’s really easy to follow.
Tutorial on Sharpie marker wig dying! I just dyed a wig a few shades darker, but this is the exact same process I’ve used to color entire wigs from white to dark colors, gradients, and more.
At the end of the video I also try to cover some cleanup tips, because this is messy stuff!
I am sorry for the poor camera quality at times. My little camera died so I’m using my webcam, but I’m ordering a new one this week, so if I do more tutorials, it will look better!
This is the step by step on how to turn a terrible water pistol into a not-so-much terrible laser gun with all the charm of retro science fiction
- X-acto knife Or modeling knife
- Painting stuff (brushes, water…)
- A piece of cloth
- Airbrush (optional)
- Hairdryer (Optional)
- Water gun (obviously!)
- EVA rubber
- Instant glue
- White glue
- Pigments (optional
- Acrylic paints
- Primer in spray
- Paper tape
- And tons of imagination!
I came across this little aberration arising from the depths of an Asian bazaar. Fortunately, it is one of the most interesting models and the more retro line that I could find …
Important from now: try to visualize what you want to achieve with the gun. Will it be steampUnk? Cyberpunk? Industrial? Or just Retro?
I opted for a somewhat whimsical line that haunted my head … now you will see!STEP 2
With the modeling knife remove all the annoying (and cutting) mold lines that this kind of pieces usually have. A little sanding will do, too.
A sheet of EVA is all you need to include any detail we could desire. Its lack of hardness allows us to cut it with scissors, and the instant adhesive is perfect for joining the parts, since it gets them easily attached to any surface.
In this case I opted for a series of retro wings, as well as many rivets of the same material.
Personally I would recommend doing serious emphasis on camouflage the water tank.
It will be crucial in the final aspect that we forget that this gun used to launch water. Now it throw rays.
Are you visualizing? Are you?
Perfect, let’s move on.
The EVA foam is a pleasure to work with.
Be careful with it if you want straight pieces as I added on the wings, because it gets easily deformed. If that’s the case, return them to it’s place with some heat.
Remember! make the water tank look like… uhm… an Ion Capacitor! That’s it!
Next, apply a bit of white glue over the entire EVA. This will harden it, and it will allow us to forget that it folds easily.
I usually add some pigment to make sure which parts are already hardened. This will as well add grip and texture for priming
Apply the primer to the gun. A couple of generous coats assure us that we won’t have problems when painting
Good primer, good painting!
After the primer I usually apply a general layer of some color. A “second primer”, somehow.
This brings out a more realistic base tone than a pure black base, and it’s closer to the finish we want
Several layers of different metallic shades, and we’ll have soon a deep metallic look!
It will take a while to get the final steel look, but … it already looks different!
Details in gold.
As in the previous picture, my recommendation is to apply various shades on several steps. This gives depth to the color, and allows the successive layers of pigment enrich each other.
I wanted to add a splash of color to the piece, so red seemed appropriate for the barrel and grip.
With pieces of masking tape delimit the area that will not stain and colored to destroy prior work and having to retrace our steps!
I used the airbrush. It offers a uniform and elegant finish. Small masks also serve the purpose of chipping.
Et voilà! Tape off, the gun begins to have a look quite finished!
Now it only needs dirt! Lots of dirt!
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