Hello everybody! I am Jessie and I would love to share the process of making the scion from Tomb Raider Anniversary that I made for a friend in the Tomb Raider community!
- Acrylic paint (metallic)
- Glass paint
First I printed the images and then drew copies of each piece of the scion.
Since it worked well, I transferred it to the cardboard. It was 2 layers of cardboard for each piece of the scion with foam sandwiched in between the layers of cardboard.
I lined up all the pieces to test that it all fits together.
After sanding, I started painting. I made sure not to make it too flat because the idea was to keep the defects. After all, it is an ancient artifact! 😉
The basic painting:
On top of the base paint I pressed in the details into the card and before I finished it with the varnish, I used Glass paint in the grooves/details so I would get an embossed effect.
Once all the parts were ready, I glued it all together and added the green gems… Here it is the final Scion:
P.S.: I was thinking to make the 3 parts movable, but I couldn’t find a strong enough magnet to hold it all securely together.
JessieTR, Apr 27, 2014 #1