This is my first post her so I hope I do it right. Being a DJ I recently noticed that my speaker boxes oddly resemble the shape or top of an old Toe pincher or coffin of some sort. So I decided to paint them with some wood grain effects and see what it would look like. Here are the pics.
Light Brown Latex Paint (1 Gallon Mistint from Walmart $7.00)
Dark Brown ( I used the Apple Barrel craft paint again from Walmart. It thins easily with water and sprays well through an air-brush.
Air-Brush (Central Pneumatic 15.00 Harbor Freight Tools)
Gravity Feed Spray Gun $15.00 Harbor Freight Tools)
I started by applying a basecoat of the Light Brown latex. It was somewhat opaque and covered the Peavey logo and shippin labels fairly easy. Then I went back with the Dark Brown in the air-brush and made thick dark lines to indicate individual wood boards. Next I moved the airbrush closer and made lots of thin striations which began to look like wood grain. I also made some little dots on the sides to indicate nail heads. Whole project thus far has taken about 30 minutes.
Stage 2 is to 1) Add Handles and decor 2) Cut loose boards and make openings in the front 3) add corpse that can be seen throgh rotted recesses from front and sides.
I will upload stage 2 as soon as I get to it.
Update August 4, 2009 - Stage 2&3 Complete! I ended up using 1/2" PVC as the coffin handles and small flat piece of cardboard as the mounting plate. All spray painted Silver. Then I constructed a corpse from the styro wig head I had been carving on. I detailed it with an air-brush. I may go back later and add latex and tissue but it looks pretty good as it is now. I used foam rubber for the arms and chest/torso and I incorporated my foam rubber soldering iron (see post "realistic ribs in 15 mintutes" rib cage technique. After everything was constructed I shot it with some cobwebs from my Webcaster. Here are the pics let me know what you all think.
Any ideas on a cheap easy way to make the handles feel free to let me know!