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The Prop Building Guidebook, 2nd Edition by Eric Hart

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sixteen finishing

 

 

 

We talked a few times in the book about shape versus surface treatment. This chapter is all about surface treatment. Through sanding, texturing, painting, and other treatments, you will transform your prop from a collection of disparate materials to a finished masterpiece.

Sanding

Many new artisans are surprised at the amount of sanding and filling needed to complete many fabrication and sculpture projects, and woefully underestimate the time it will take. In many cases, sanding and filling can take more time than the actual sculpting or constructing.

Sanding is used to remove tool marks and other defects from materials, to smooth and refine the shape, to prepare a surface for paint and adhesives, and to remove rough ...

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