First I started hammering dents into the surface with a small ball peen hammer, then I took some heavier swings at it with a claw hammer. Then I started raking the claw of the hammer across the surface. Then I started making divots and gouging small chunks out of it with the claw. I was making some significant damage, but it was not enough. I have done this kind of distressing in the past to simulate age, and usually, just a few dozen light whacks with the hammer to dent it up is sufficient to make it look old, but this project called for more extreme measures.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The talented Rev. Marx has been producing a series of props for the indy film "The Black Duke". His latest update on the project features an excellent tutorial on converting an off the shelf wooden box into a convincingly aged artifact.