My First Prop!! (Nuka-Cola Quantum)(Pic. heavy)

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DirtyWizard

New Member
After about 3 weeks (way too long, i know) my FIRST PROP is finally done!!! :) My goal was to create a Nuka-Cola Quantum from the Fallout series, my favorite video games. This was very rewarding for me, and will be something i will try to keep forever. Any and all feedback would be very appreciated. Now without further ado,
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Here is the finished unlit product
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The bottom/base i made using a wooden pedastal painted chrome, scratched up, and then dry brushed to look like rust. I then made the mound out of flower foam, for lack of a better name. Just that green foam that you stick fake flowers and stuff in. I shaved it down and made it hollow so i could fit the light in it. I then flocked it with model dirt. The slope is pretty steep, but it's what i had to work with, and i'm fine with it. I also added misc. items like the shotgun shell, bottle cap, and bobby pins.
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This was also my very first attempt at dry-brushing (Feedback?)
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Another view
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I know this is really hard to see, but what i did here was take the original coke cap, scratched it clean, painted it blue, and then hand painted the Nuka-Cola logo on it. I then proceded to scratch it up and add some dry-brushed rust effects. Trust me, it looks a lot better in person.
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Here it is finally lit, and i couldn't ask for anything more.
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Another view

So that's that guys, please tell me what you think and if i should keep doing this. Between this and school, it was pretty time consuming. Also, one last thing, if i should keep doing this, what should i do next? I love video games, especially ones like fallout, but i also love tv and movies, just anything that comes to mind, maybe put it at the end of your reply. Thanks everyone!:)
 

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DirtyWizard

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Thanks a lot, it took me just a few minutes to sand the bottle, but the dry-brushing is what took the longest and was the hardest to do.
 

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brazel

New Member
Awesome prop. Fallout is one of my favorite games as well. I agree with the previous replies, the weathering is very good. Great job.
 

LeoFirebrand

Active Member
By far one of the best Nuka-Cola props I have seen. Clever idea with the base and the drybrushing looks excellent.
 

DirtyWizard

New Member
Thank you so much guys. The fact that you are all noticing my weathering job really means a lot, and makes me think that i could keep doing this! Thanks a lot Leo, but i'm sure this is mediocre to some others out there.
 

Jm419

Sr Member
No, I think this is the best Quantum I've seen - and I've made one myself.

Great work, bud. :)
 

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DirtyWizard

New Member
Thanks again guys, you are really too kind. to Sluis, i just used water and blue food coloring. I thinned out the color until i thought it looked good, then gave it some cloudiness by putting my paintbrush in a bit of blue paint, then rinsing it off/ (somewhat jamming it into the bottom) until it gave it a little cloudy effect.
 

Jm419

Sr Member
Thanks again guys, you are really too kind. to Sluis, i just used water and blue food coloring. I thinned out the color until i thought it looked good, then gave it some cloudiness by putting my paintbrush in a bit of blue paint, then rinsing it off/ (somewhat jamming it into the bottom) until it gave it a little cloudy effect.
I did that, but I had issues with it separating. I eventually got some of that bright blue pop from the grocery store, and it's worked like a charm. Haven't been able to seal the cap, though, so it's evaporating slowly.
 

Travincal

New Member
HOLY ****!! I signed up for this website just to tell you how beautiful your work is. You did an amazing job and I'm not even a big fan of Fallout but I am an artist and your work was just incredible.
 

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SqueekinOrka

Well-Known Member
Whoa...that is incredible! For your first prop..dam. Great paint job and i love that color blue that it glows. Really like the base,it's really awesome.

:):thumbsup
 

IROCthisZ28

Active Member
All I can say is wow... This puts mine to SHAME, and I'm so happy about it. Now I have to make my own attempt at something close to this lol. THANK YOU!!! =)
 

coopergirl94

New Member
i really likes your work on this, i mean you took the simplicity of this concept but made it look like its a true game piece i love it :)
 

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