Monday, 24 October 2016

New Steampunk Guns

I managed to get a couple of new guns painted last week, both plastic toy guns.
I followed the usual procedure, dismantle if necessary, masking tape used if necessary, everything sanded, embellishments added where wanted. Then a spray coat of acrylic primer followed by a spray coat of matt black acrylic paint.
Then they were both hand painted with acrylic colours and finished with a coat of clear lacquer for protection.

I almost forgot, both of these guns were modified by cutting off the clunky plastic handle which is used for cocking them and replacing them with metal rings which I think look much better.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Steampunk Cyberman Helmet Brass Finish

I like upcycling/modifying these toys. Usually a fairly simple makeover, a few cosmetic additions like rivets and valves followed by a paint job.
This is the starting point

After sanding the whole thing I added rivets a fake zooming eye piece and valve handles on the side tubes.
Next I sprayed it with acrylic primer followed when dry by a spray coat of matt black acrylic paint. I finished it with a light coat of gold paint and a couple of coats of clear lacquer for protection.

This is the finished result.

Available from my Etsy shop here

Friday, 7 October 2016

Steampunk Cyberman Helmet

 I'm a big fan of the Cybermen from Doctor Who, I saw their first incarnation, a long, long time ago. I still like the look of the original design but I do really like the recent updates.
I like to give them a makeover of my own now and again. Preferably with a steampunk influence, so plenty of rivets and either a brass finish or as in this case a copper finish complete with the addition of verdigris.

Available in my Etsy shop. I will soon be Christmas by the way.