Ive been super busy making stuff the last few weeks and heres the one thing I can actually show you. Its a black box! Maybe not too exciting but I was very happy with the smooooove finish. Love it when a plan comes together. Big thanks to @prettyscenicgl
I’ve been super busy making stuff the last few weeks and here’s the one thing I can actually show you. It’s a black box! Maybe not too exciting but I was very happy with the smooooove finish. Love it when a plan comes together. Big thanks to @prettyscenicglasgow and John who cut the 18mm ply perfectly for me. My wee machine would struggle to…well, literally and metaphorically…cut it. . On to the next thing… . However, today I get to have my second van road trip of the week. Up and back to Inverness again for @SurgeScotland to collect Joe and the Fish. That should be a band name! Time to get the tunes on! A nice wee break where I don’t need to think so much, get in some nice scenery of the green kind and blethers on the way back down. A change is as good as a rest so they say! . #propmaking #making #theatreprops #filmprops #props #build #blackbox #plywood #thereandbackagain #roadtrip #van #inverness #joeandthefish
July 29, 2022 at 10:43AM
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Ok now what??!! Oh the intricacies of making random and interesting props. Smashing up bits of wax today. What’s it gonna be? Well, you may find out in a couple of years. 😂 I think it’s time for lunch and a contemplation of my next move.🧐🤔🤓🥸 . #propmaking #props #wax #dyeingwax #notmakingcandles #filmprop #film #smashing #chunky #making #hammer
July 06, 2022 at 12:20PM
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An unexpected project that popped up last week gave me the opportunity to do some laser engraving so I’m finding it quite useful. Can’t cut anything thicker than mountboard but not bad for a wee budget number. Here’s an engraved Poodles dressed as a robber pig as another wee experiment. He is a character I made for an illustrated kids’ story I created well over a decade ago - Poodles and Pigsticks go to the Moon. I keep meaning to put it up on my website. . #propmaking #laserengraving #atomstack #making #illustration #pig #poodlespig #robber #robberpig #poodlestherobberpig #poodlesandpigsticks #poodlesandpigsticksgotothemoon
June 28, 2022 at 05:56PM
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Enclosure with fan complete so been working out how to use the damn thing today. Been having fun with paper and engraving plywood and no fires as yet.👍👍👍 Even Buddy got his makeover to a weathered brass.
Here is an engraved Poodles dressed as a robber pig.
#propmaking #laser #laserengraver #papercraft#atomstack #lightburn #papercutting
Been making a box. Taking me far longer than it should but I’m in no rush. It’s an enclosure for my small laser engraver that I bought over a year ago. I haven’t used it properly yet…because it needed an enclosure…soooo… Need to cut a few holes for cables and extraction fan amongst other things but also need to decide what colour to paint it. Black on the inside but outside can be anything. Will need to think about it. Might have a go at some paint techniques as it’s not something I’m confident or much practiced in. I also needed a handle to open the front and remembered I made a snake skull drawer pull ages ago that I didn’t do anything with so thought that’ll do the job. Think I might go gold with that wee guy. He deserves to be bling! Swipe to see him close up… Maybe the rest of it should be inspired by snake skull guy.🤔 Industrial Gothic anyone??
#propmaker #laserengraver #enclosure #safetyfirst #diy #buildyourown #making #make #snakeskull #drawerpull #snakes #skull #skullhead #skullheadguy #industrial #gothic #industrialgothic
June 07, 2022 at 04:31PM
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The ghost of wallpaper. Painting over walls I just wallpapered last week just seems a bit weird but it did leave an interesting faint impression of the formerly hung vintage embossed paper on the wall. More adventures in film stuff.
#ghostsofwallpaper #wallpaperpattern #filmlocation #filmpainting #repainting #adventuresinfilm #suchislife
April 29, 2022 at 07:46PM
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It’s the latest fashion and my latest make. Lots of fun making these “rock” shoes for performance costume, commissioned by @zephyrliddell to go with the crazy gorse eyeballs. Zephyr’s costume is going to look amazing once it’s all put together. Can’t wait to see it all. Latex coated foam shaped around some deck shoes. Trimmed and cut to look like they’ve been chiselled. Particularly pleased with the odd pinking shears cut marks that look like wavy chisel marks. Thoroughly enjoyed this one.
#propmaking #props #performance #costume #costumemaking #fakerock #rock #chisel #latex #foam #foamsmithing #rockshoes
April 27, 2022 at 12:33PM
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Busy week this week with fun projects. Accoutrements for a costume designed by the ever fabulous @zephyrliddell. One of them was embedded flower resin casts. They worked out satisfactorily. Will be interesting to see how they will look in a week. Always learning new things and will aim to try it out again when I have more time (theoretically). Got some new ideas and materials to work with so that’s always a success in my book. More foam rocks to show you too but not going to spoil you too much all at once.
#costume #making #props #propmaking #eyes #resincast #clearresincast #casting #gorseflowers #castingresinflowers
April 22, 2022 at 04:50PM
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Now what’s going on here?…Oh, just a little experiment. It’s for a thing. Will it work? Mibbees aye, mibbees no. Certainly hope so! Fresh flowers in resin will most likely rot but when time is not on your side, you have to go with with whatcha got and cross all fingers.😵💫🌹
#props #propmaking #resincasting #waterclearresin #eyeballs #polyesterresinreallystinks #stinky #alwaysweararespirator #flowersinresin
April 19, 2022 at 04:19PM
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Yesterday I made a rock. It’s a squishy rock.👍😁 . #propmaking #props #propmaker #foam #foamrock #latex #fakerock
April 16, 2022 at 11:54AM
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