Juan Carlos Oganes' film-making and work blog.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Vavasseur cannon painting process

Despite de light drizzle today in Lima, the cannon paiting process went along fine. I commissioned Cesar who -apart from being an extra in the film- is a painter, to take care of the painting process. He recommended not to do it under rain, even a drizzle like today, but the porous finish it gives it is exactly what I'm looking for. I don't want the cannon to look smooth and glossy (it looks shiny in the pictures because the paint was fresh but its more like a matte color in the end).

This is the main body plus the long neck that is able to come out in order to put the blast charge inside.
Now that it looks painted, it resembles more like a period cannon.

Apart from being huge it is quite a look alike of a real 250 lb. Vavasseur.
Now, I'm not bothered by any scratches happening on the way to the top of the Morro Solar where the battle scenes are gonna be for up there I'll even give it a more beaten up and aged look. Make it look used, so to speak.

So far...so good. :)