The difference between weathered and not weathered. The right leg is after just one oil wash of raw umber verses the left that only has the mask removed revealing the rust. Remember my dudes, you too can create 10,000 years of Nurgle's corruption in a single night.
A huge thanks to all our recent followers as well! You give us the motivation to keep on making.
Completed set of Luke Skywalkers Macrobinoculars from A New Hope.
Using as many real parts as I could source, including:
Eumig Servomatic camera.
Kalimar six sixty viewing hood/slide and knobs.
Seagull 4A side knobs.
Bell and Howell 220 knobs.
Vintage vtr male and female connectors.
Replica parts, painted and finished by me are:
Machined Lens plate by Dark energy creations.
Resin mystery wedge and belt clip by Trooper.
Aluminum transition box by portumatic props.
Kalimar lens replicas, injection molded by RA props and painstakingly finished by me.
And of course to finish it off, another amazing stand by Darklyte customs.
Sourcing all the vintage parts is a pain, but its a damn rewarding prop to replicate. Proud to be one of the very small group who own replicas of this, made from real parts.
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An organized work space is a productive one. ✨
—or so I’m told.
I’ll be getting to rebuilding Mei soon, once I have all the materials. A few folks have asked for advice on her headset and wig, so I’ll be sure to document this time!
Mei’s build was a big, messy rush, so everything is falling apart now 😓😭. I didn’t have time to problem solve or purchase sturdier materials before AX, but I’ve learned my lesson!
—Some cosplan words of wisdom:
Every build is different for every cosplayer. We don’t always have the 💵 or resources others do, so it’s all about experimentation, modification, patience and (ahem) problem solving. Have plenty of refs if you can! Sketch it out! Take and write down measurements! Think three steps ahead to save you future issues. —— Mistakes. Will. Be. Made. I’ve made tons and I’m no expert; I’m constantly saving IG posts with build advice. Keep learning and you’ll find a way to make your goal achievable!
— Also I just got new pegboards from Target from the dollar section & I’m so happy to have a clear workspace again.🔧 Anyone have any dream projects?
#meihatsume #hatsumemei #bnha #mha #craftyourfandom #foamsmith #worbla #fabric #cosplay #cosplaywig #anime #workspace #wip #cosplaywip #wordsofwisdom
I have no idea how you leatherworkers bend the laws of physics, but you guys are crazy magic! This is my first attempt with any sort of leather and it took a handful of attempts. I'm still not thrilled about the outcome, but it does the job!
Gaige’s robot arm is done! I made it out of a black glove and craft foam :D and then I tried to take a video but it was interrupted by my cat hahaha