Remember last week when I said we were going to keep all our new craft videos super short and sweet?
Yeah... about that....
This next one is half an hour. Oops.
HOWEVER, in those 30 minutes you get to watch me age a small-scale Fallout helmet from start to finish, and along the way I share all the tips, tricks, and techniques I've learned when it comes to aging. A little paint makes a HUGE difference, so I do this a lot on store-bought toys and figures, like baby Groot here:
In the past I've only been able to describe what I do, though. Now I get to show you!
So, here's the plastic helmet I start with today:
And here it is after:
Aren't before and afters the best?? Let's do another one:
... and after!
There's not much to the instructions on aging - it really is just "paint on, wipe off" - so this is all about technique. That's why I'm excited to show you this helmet start to finish, even if it's not my best work. (It's ok, but my rust spots could be better.)
This was a request, btw, so keep those video suggestions coming! John and I are trying a little of everything for video right now, still experimenting, still learning, still seeing what you guys want to see. (We already have two more filmed and ready to go, so be sure to subscribe to see them as soon as they go up!)
Also by request, this time we have cats. Space cats. I think you get three separate floating cat cameos courtesy of Lily and Tonks (and stagehand John). But mostly you get a chill thirty minutes listening to me chat while I show you all my secrets [eyebrow waggle].
Now on to the actual video! Hope you like it:
I start out a little awkward, so give me a minute to work out the nerves, ha.
I realized after the fact this would have made a good livestream, so you guys could ask us questions while I work. That could be fun, right? Next time I have a long-ish project to film maybe we'll try that.
If you're not a video person, you can see more examples of my easy aging in this Funko Pop post.
And as always you can find ALL my projects and tutorials over on the Craft Page, which has over 150 thumbnails for you to browse through. Hope you enjoy, and happy Monday!