Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Aging a Brass Buckle

The film director has requested that all gas mask hardware be aged. Here is my technique for aging a solid brass buckle. Before on the left; after on the right.

1) Sandblast the buckle to remove the lacquer that is keeping it shiny.
2) Hammer it with a ball peen hammer so it looks well worn.
3) Antique it with dark stain.


  1. You know... I think I like this better for a gas mask. It looks like it got eaten at and pitted by some sort of noxious atmosphere. They're both SO COOL, though.