Tomb Raider 2018 Movie Buckle “The Boys’ Brigade” Tutorial


What i needed:

  • An interlocking buckle
  • A boys brigade logo (i got a brooch)
  • Polymer clay
  • Gold spray paint
  • Metal file

In order to make a functional buckle, I needed to copy the brooch design, first thing i thought of was polymer clay. There are other ways i could have achieved this, maybe with resin but i did this with other projects before and polymer sticks very well to metal without any adhesives.

I bought a boys’ brigade brooch and an interlocking buckle

I filed down the buckle’s original design as much as i could.

I pressed the inner part in the centre of the brooch to copy the design

It came out really nice and after i cleaned up the edges it looked seamless.

Next I pressed the bigger buckle part into the brooch to copy the outer design with the lettering on it.

Bottom view

After i cleaned it up, it looked seamless too.

I baked both halves in the oven and it was perfect, stuck on there for good as seen below.

I spray painted it gold.

and that’s it! It looks great! and works like a dream.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below!

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