The Workshop – WWWetwork’s “getting prep’d”

Many of you may already know who WWWetworks is, but even if you don’t you’ve probably seen some of his amazing customs. Even though he’s only been rocking customs for a few years, his commissions are in high demand. On top of that he’s a massive 3A fan with the bulk of his work revolving around their 1/6 line.  Please check out the gallery after this workshop to see a few of his previous pieces.

This is the first workshop of a series Carlo (WWWetworks) has planned for Rad Toy Review. This one is the warm up, an appetizer, aimed mostly at beginners or those curious to see what Carlo uses to do the things he does. Follow along and it’ll ensure you have all the tools you need to get started and be able to handle the dirty task of weathering like a champ. Enjoy

–  Knives

Alright, for this project, I started out with a WWRp DIY De Plume.  I don’t just jump in and start painting, I prepare the surfaces first to make sure everything comes out exactly as I want it to.

All the plastic bits get covered in base/primer to prep for my paints.

I use Dylon stain remover before washing the clothes in a lukewarm bath. It’s very easy to apply, just rub it on the weathered areas you want clean.

After my surfaces are ready, it’s time to work. I won’t go into my exact process here (next time) but my general workflows is..

  •  base/primer
  •  enamel or acrylic paint for the base color
  •  weathering pigments/paints
  •  top coat

The acrylics I used for this particular project :

  1. Lifecolor – dark rust
  2.  Hobby Color – aircraft gray
  3. Tamiya – chrome silver, dessert yellow, dark grey and flat black

I use paint thinner to thin the paint if I want a smoother texture (no brush marks) and to create wash (a light, watery, diluted paint).

Below are the products I recommend for use on each specific part:

These five for the helmet, hose, face mask.

I used a sponge technique for the helmet and the hose to give it a nice varied texture

Next up, the shirt was stained with a wash technique built up in layers using the paints below.

For Noms pants, I simply dyed them black and followed it up with a wash of light gray…

.. using these.

The final result.

Easy right?

That’s it for now! It’s brief but I do hope you found it somewhat informational and hopeful for your own projects. Next time I’ll go into more detail on specific techniques such as how to apply custom decals with t-shirt transfers. Cheers!

Some of WWWetworks previous works gallery

9 thoughts on “The Workshop – WWWetwork’s “getting prep’d”

    • Ah your right. Thanks for the headsup. I changed some settings and it deleted the photo’s but since I have cookies enabled it appeared like the images were still in the article..

      sigh.. I’ll fix and repost.

      edit: fixed!


  1. Love this website Knives. However, I don’t think the article covered what wwwetworks used to dye the clothing or how he painted the body. Would love to know that as im trying to do my first custom.



    • Thanks Peter. Yes this was a “light” tutorial that Carlo was kind enough to put together. It’s main focus is just to make sure you have the right materials before you start the process as well as giving you and idea of what he used where on this particular custom. Not really intended as a step by step.

      More in depth guides are coming soon that show different artist processes from beginning to end. We hope to have the next update to The Workshop soon!


  2. Is the finished product the DIY De Plume? Because he’s got the face shroud of Kuan ti, Barguest, and Fantome. Also the long sleeve is on the opposite side of the shirt . . .


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