Hey, guys. I know my post are few and far in-between, but I'm in the middle of something that I just had to show off.
I don't know what you all store your larger prop components in, but I use a truck bed box. Anytime I need a part for gun, costume part, or lightsaber, I just dig through everything in the box that I've salvaged from thrift stores or other projects. Then it occurred to me what I've been calling it: salvage.
If any of you are familiar with the Red Faction franchise, then you recognize the term from RF: Guerrilla. Its what Alex had to bring back to Sam in order for her to up grade his weaponry. Well, I'm turning the truck box, into an ammo cache from the game. Here's some progress pics...
Start with your ammo crate. Sand it down as much as you desire.
Make sure to tape up what ever you want exposed after the painting is done. Its not accurate to the game, but personally liked the look of the silver latches.
If you're super-analretentive like I am, get rid of any and all distingishing marks, pits, lables. Now would be a good time to give it one last once over with the fine sanding.
Another thing not accurate, but I personally like the look of, are poprivets. I'm not sure if this will affect the integrity of the case, but if you use them, make sure you use the back-up plates on the inside.
Now prime the heck outta that sucker.