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Lady Vader gettin shiny!!!! TIP: Lay down a smooth gloss black coat before painting metallics and it will give a better shine. πŸ˜‰ (Be sure you either give it the full cure time to degass before recoating or at least within recoat time if it's the same type of paint.) #darthvader #ladyvader #starwars #starwarscosplay #starwarscostume #propmaking #propporn #costumearmor #propmaker #propreplica #jmprops

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Hand sculpting the master model for my WW Tiara. (Yep I still handsculpt a lot of my props!) TIP: Working on Baseboards allows you to turn your model and pick it up to move it to a safe location so you can work on other things at the same time. Clear acrylic is great cuz you can see grid marks or build sketches thru it allowing you to be sure you are getting all your lines and angles correct. #makersgonnamake #makertips #ww #wonderwoman #tiara #propmaking #props #propreplica #jmprops #wip

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Fancy Scabbards for Witcher Silver Maugrim and Steel Ultimatum Swords #witcher3 #sword #scabbard #maugrim #ultimatum #silversword #cosplay #costumearmor #swords #witcher #jmprops

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Nightwing armor based on the Ismahawk Nightwing. Interior cores from EVA foam then covered with a coarse weave canvas "Kevlar" and grommet details added. Each panel attaches to the undershirt by heavy duty snaps. #nightwingcosplay #nightwing #ismahawk #foamarmor #costumearmor #cosplay #costumer #costume #dccomics #jmprops

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3 Part Matrix Mold of a helmet done for @hexmortis last year I forgot to post.. TIP: This is the clay ups, when you do a Matrix mold you get the most efficient use of materials and you build the outer shell mold first, then remove the clay sections and replace that void with silicone. #molding #moldmaker #helmet #helmets #matrixmold #propmaking #props #jmprops #makersgonnamake #maker

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Joining newly done sections of the Link Master Sword, a master model I've been reworking to mold again. Changes I made are adding a more detailed version of the pommel triangle and blade connection, reworking the hilt wrappings and hilt end, and thinning the blade to about half thickness of original model I'd sculpted. #zelda #link #mastersword #darklink #hyrulewarriors #hylian #propmaking #makersgonnamake #maker #propreplica #propsword #jmprops

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3D Print Finish I did for a client to show raw print to finished antiqued bronze statue. Zeus be with you. #3dprint #3dprinting #fauxfinish #bronze #antiquestatue #zeus #mtolympus #greekgod #jmprops

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Baby 3D Printer taking a ride to the doctor aka Elliot @makingitup atl and @overworlddesigns Check out their stream @twitchcreative noon to 4pm today! #makersgonnamake #3dprinting #3dprint #makinitup #jmprops

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New design for my Han Solo in Carbonite Panels, changed up a few of the panel details to more accurately match film and added the blinking green light. What dyall think? The blinking light wasn't in the film, but I was thinking it added some visual interest.. Yes? No? #starwars #hansolo #carbonite #props #propmaking #hanincarbonite #propmaker #jmprops #ledlights #ledprop

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Just got this guy in and it's sooooo neat I had to share!!! (The Crystal matrix on here is just incredible) I love props, but recently I started developing some small hand sculpted items, Ive been missing sculpting and 2 years ago decided to work on this as a side project in my spare time... Now I'm finally getting to the point I'm ready to share so watch out for some fun Crystals, Mushrooms and small chibi Mandrake and Pokemon sculpts as I finalize design ideas for them and start the sculpts! 😁 I'm excited to share this passion project with y'all and really hope you enjoy them! #crystals #geology #naturesculpts #crystalporn #jmprops

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WIP: Commission for a 'hard' pompadour wig from the Devil's Carnival, have it mostly fleshed out here in Monster Clay and building out the waves of hair. TIP: When working oil based clay you can smooth the surface with solvents. 99% IPA alcohol is a weaker solvent, mineral spirits, and Naptha are stronger ones that actually begin breaking down the structure of the clay while smoothing the surface so you have to be sparing. (When working with solvents always use protection for lungs and skin). #wip #pompadour #cosplay #cosplayhair #monsterclay #sculpt #jmprops #comissions #costumer

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Cold Cast Brass version of my Wonder Woman set.. Tip: Using a black base resin (such as @smoothon Onyx) gives an extra depth and shine when cold casting. I also use a black polish rubbed onto the surface to bring out the best in the metal. #wonderwoman #costumearmor #cosplay #coldcast #brass #propmaking #jmprops

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Sculpt Repair I got to do on this really adorable catreature! It was ceramic, a material which is always tricky both because during firing the clay is fused into a single piece in the kiln and the 4esultant conglomerate doesnt like glue very much and also since the true beauty of ceramic glazes are incredibly difficult to mimic with paints as that texture and the colors produced aren't flat but suspended in the glass part of the glaze. Luckily this was a matte and much easier to fill the missing bits and flaked off chips with putty then the slow process of color matching, I ended up mixing custom colors with pearls and metallics added in to get the correct final colors. Really Happy with the final result and kitty is back in his home all better. 😁 #repair #sculpt #ceramics #kitty #jmprops

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Pretty stoked about my new spray booth!! Huge thanks to my buddy Ryan for coming out yesterday and helping me move around the studio and build this bad boy! I'll now be able to fit swords and longer items in here both legthwise and vertically. Still gotta pick up the duct and some small things to finish and add lights, but it's getting there! πŸ˜€ #artistlife #propmaking #makersgonnamake #jmprops

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Wasp Costume and Wings I did a while back. The wings are articulated so they can move up and down. Was a fun build and a blast working with this lady! #wasp #marvel #marvelwasp #cosplay #costumearmor #costumer #wings #costumewings #fairywings #propmaking #propmaker #jmprops

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Link Hylian Shield. I decided to go with a metallic gold instead of a yellow for the emblem, what do y'all think?? Used some specialty acrylic model paints and am super happy with the blue this time. 😁 #link #zelda #hylian #hylianshield #props #propmaking #propreplica #propmaker #jmprops #shield

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Full head and shoulders lifecast in the studio yesterday, using @smoothon BodyDouble Silicone with a plaster bandage shell. Much sass was in evidence during this fun session with @kilsayth and @nicholasaxiotis thanks for an amusing afternoon!! 🀣 (If you are ever considering a lifecast please be sure and use skin safe materials and do your research so you don't injured yourself or model. 😊) #lifecast #bodydouble #lifecasting #skinsafesilicone #safetyfirst #jmprops

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This fantastic sculpt from the movie Prometheus got damaged in shipping, I got the pleasure of repairing it for the customer. 😁 Always been a huge H.R. Giger fan.. πŸ‘½ So much excellence! #prometheus #aliens #sculpture #props #propreplica #hrgiger #hrgigerart #scifiart #sculpt #repair #jmprops

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TIP: When making a mold of an item that has thin or small parts adding Vent channels to allow the air to escape makes a huge difference in final castings. Here I've added them to the noses of each wolf snout. MORE: You can use anything to make your channels from wax to string, but I really like using electrical wire because I can bend it to place and it will stay. #moldmaker #molding #wip #witcher3 #sword #pommel #propreplica #props #propmaker #jmprops

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All shiny and bright. Metallic base coat is one of my favorite stages! Working so hard to get that pristine surface and then it just glows on my worktable. 😁 Now to dirty it all up again! #wonderwoman #bracers #propreplica #props #jmprops #propmaker

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I was playing with the colors on the grips of my Witcher Swords and finally found a mix I'm happy with for the second one (bottom) I loved the paint mix sheen and glow Ive been using on the top grip (Vallejo: hint of gold, in mix of reds and browns) and had felt the other handle which is a brown without red in the game just didn't feel right. Finally had the idea to add bronze in there and Bingo! Just what it needed. Super pleased with the results. (apologize for the super light pic, was trying to get it to show the deeper tones). #whenyougetitright #propmaker #propreplica #witcher #sword #maugrim #witcher3 #props #propreplica #jmprops

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A Chowling is swimming in the silicone. Hint: it’s not the one you think it is πŸ˜πŸ™ˆ Thank you to @jmprops for teaching me your wise ways. #creatureconcept #sculpey #chowlings #creature #mold #moldmaking #silicone #twopart #penangite #sculpture #blue #apprentice #casting #resin #jmprops #ennachow #surprise #praythatitworks #ennaart