If you’re reading this blog you probably want to know how to make a Warhammer 40,000 chainsword prop. Therefore, if you’ve got the attention span of a hyperactive Spaniel, you can probably skip this paragraph. Back in the mid 90’s I discovered two things that have...read more
Here are some flashy images of my recently completed Han Solo DL44 Blaster. My prop is based on the version used through most of Episode IV and was put together from the popular Doopeydoos resin Kit. I'm working on a review of the Doopeydoos Han Solo DL44 Blaster, as...read more
Over the weekend I managed to finish building my Blood Angels Chainsword prop. For those that are not familiar, the Chainsword is a hand-to-hand combat weapon used by (among others) Space Marines in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Therefore, it’s pretty badass – a...read more
If you missed part 1 and part 2 of my “how to make stormie the stormtrooper“ series, you can go back and read them now if you like. Otherwise, stick around for some gratuitous painting talk. When I left the Cinema after seeing Rogue One for the 38th time, I knew I had...read more
My Princess Leia blaster repaint, along with a number of other projects have been on hold of late as the weather in the UK has been pretty grim. But last weekend saw temperatures approaching double digits. Brushing off the suggestion that this was “beach weather”, I...read more
As regular readers, clairvoyants and postal service workers are probably aware, my Harry Potter wand arrived last week… in two pieces. “Surely I am not the only person to befall this fate” I thought to myself. I began picturing distraught nerds the world over,...read more
My wife and I got our first Harry Potter Wand replicas last month, a fact which I am sure will make our parents proud. While we were at the WB Studio Tour, Charlotte picked out Hermione’s and Ginny’s wands from the gift shop and I decided to save my money for more...read more
Today's post is going to be a short one because it's full of delicious images. Naturally you're here to see a bunch of Harry Potter Prop reference images and I'm cool if you guys want to skip ahead to the purrdy pictures. For those of you that can't follow...read more
This Flite Rite advert probaby isn't the first thing most people think of when you say Harry Potter. In other words, it's the perfect type of prop for me because of its relative obscurity. In fact, I find myself more and more drawn to movie paraphernalia that's a...read more
For those that skipped over Part 1 of this project, Stormie The Stormtrooper is a wooden toy that features in Rogue One. Stormie is a toy Stormtrooper that belonged to a young Jyn Erso. His 5 minutes of fame occur in the opening scene of Rogue One – discovered by one...read more
Prop Up Shop is a DIY prop blog brought to you by Dogless. Scattered among these pages you will find prop building articles, hints and tips about cosplay props and any other assorted crap that gets dumped in here. Dogless has been a maker for around 20 years, being active in the Wargaming, Model Railroad and Plastic Kit Communitites. Now he spends most of his time making fun movie props like ray guns and axes – pretty much anything that goes ‘pew pew’ or needs adult supervision to use. Dogless is not on the no-fly list.
The purpose of this site is to curate a collection of build logs, how to’s and other such instructional do-dads – basically to teach you guys how to make props, cool ones, big ones, safe ones.