Like many of you out there, you've probably seen the new Amazing Spider-Man movie? I thought it was awesome and I've seen that it offers a lot of replicas for a "prop-geek" to have a go making. Well, I am one of those guys. I've decided to make Peter Parker's White Skateboard.
So first of all, these photographs aren't high quality because I took them on my iPad so they're a bit.. pixelated. But nevertheless, you can see the progress which I can honestly say, took some time, effort and money. Patience also.
Here's some from the movie to get an idea of what I'll be doing -
You'll noticed that this have heavy weathering, mine is going to look 'brand new' without scuffs and scratches.
Also, if you've made one for yourself, it would be pretty darn cool to see other designs as well because we all know it's a pretty cool board. I mean Chemistry equations with Einstein on? Epic isn't the word. Anyway, here's my progress so far. Oh and the boards I'm using are 31 inches.
Pardon the quality.
The board before any changes to the deck was made -
Sanding begins -
About an hour later.. I had to go in the garage as it started raining. Typical UK weather. -
Finally. A plain deck. -
Getting the primer on. A lot of people choose not to put primer on because they think that the spray paint will take to the wood just the same. I want to make it of highest quality as I can. -
2 Coats of White Matt Spray Paint, going to get another 2 or 3 on I think -
Well, that's it so far. Bare in mind, I'm making two boards. One for myself to enjoy (haha) and one to sell. Before anyone asks, I don't know when or how/how much I'll be selling the other board. I'll get it in the Junkyard when it's ready and happy with.
Once I have the other few coats of white on, I'll draw the entire on with pencil using photographs of the prop I've found off the net to the best I can possibly do. Haha. Once the pencil design is done, I'll go over it in pen (just like the movie) and then finished off with Polyurethane spray to protect it all from coming off. You're welcome.
Anyway, get yours on if you have made one or so. I'd love to see them. If this is a successful project, I'll definitely make more. That's definite.
Stay frosty, stay tuned.
Alex Van Dort