I don’t have the painting experience… but it looked nice as just the foam and core. Looking forward to playing with that stuff.
I just Kamui Cosplay! She does some of the best work AND teaches everyone else how to do it too!
I know I should be wowed by the engineering and the lasers, and whatever, but I can’t even see anything but the rust. It’s really good rust. Super convincing.
I recently (three weeks ago) purchased a bunch of foam from here: http://tntcosplaysupply.com/store.html. They have a good variety of thicknesses and Barge cement. The foam comes in a roll, so once it arrives take it out right away and give it time to flatten. Have fun.
TNT is great! We use them quite a bit.
http://www.foambymail.com/ is also a good source