Meet the Maker: Bill Doran

By Kristen Lomasney

If you spend ANY time on Tested.com, you know prop and costume maker Bill Doran very, very well. He was one of the first people we called for Project Egress, and as always, he didn't disappoint.

If you spend ANY time on Tested.com, you know prop and costume maker Bill Doran very, very well. We actually did a search on our site and got SIX PAGES of results! He was one of the first people we called for Project Egress, and as always, he didn't disappoint.

Read on to find out more about Bill's contribution to our command module hatch.

Bio: Bill Doran is a prop and costume maker from Seattle, WA. He runs Punished Props Academy along with his wife Brittany and their amazing team. Bill and the gang create detailed tutorial videos and books designed to teach new cosplayers the skills they need to replicate their favorite props and characters from TV, film, comics, and video games.

PART #15-D: LEFT HAND LATCH ASSEMBLY D

Artist Statement: "The 3D files that we were provided for this project were stunning. I ended up printing those files on a high resolution SLA printer, but I wanted my parts to be more durable. I also wanted to get my hands a little dirty, so I made silicone molds from all of those printed pieces. From the molds I cast copies from a much more durable urethane resin. My new plastic parts were painted with a silver spray paint. For another challenge, I turned all of the pins out of steel on my lathe. I don't have a ton of experience on the lathe and this was a perfect excuse to get some practice."

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