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

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by DirtyWizard, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. DirtyWizard

    DirtyWizard New Member

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    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!:)
     
  2. Palendrome

    Palendrome New Member

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    I like the distress on the bottle. Looks very accurate!
     
  3. DirtyWizard

    DirtyWizard New Member

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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.
     
  4. darkchylde80

    darkchylde80 Well-Known Member

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    Great weathering job!
     
  5. Cut Snake

    Cut Snake Active Member

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    Awesome!
     
  6. brazel

    brazel New Member

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

    LeoFirebrand Active Member

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

    DirtyWizard New Member

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    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.
     
  9. Jm419

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

    Great work, bud. :)
     
  10. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Nice! What did you use for the liquid inside? That is one of the best weathering jobs I've seen on one of these!
     
  11. DirtyWizard

    DirtyWizard New Member

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    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.
     
  12. Ribann

    Ribann New Member

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    So amazing!!!
     
  13. Jm419

    Jm419 Sr Member

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    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.
     
  14. Travincal

    Travincal New Member

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    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.
     
  15. DirtyWizard

    DirtyWizard New Member

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    Jeez travincal, well, thanks a lot, and welcome to the forum!
     
  16. pinkcloud

    pinkcloud New Member

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    u did an amazing job....hard to believe its ur 1st prop

    keep up the good work
     
  17. SqueekinOrka

    SqueekinOrka Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  18. IROCthisZ28

    IROCthisZ28 Active Member

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    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!!! =)
     
  19. coopergirl94

    coopergirl94 New Member

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    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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