Farscape Peacekeeper Grenades
In 2012 I finally got around to making some Peacekeeper grenades. Its long been known that the original props were made from casts of Donna Karen perfume bottles.
The popular opinion was that they were Donna Karen "Unleaded" 3.4oz bottles as the 1.7oz ones were too small.
After digging around on Ebay I found that Donna Karen made another version in a slightly different bottle called "Fuel" which seemed to match up better to the screenused bottle. As a final test I picked up a 1.7oz "Unleaded" and a 3.4oz "Fuel" to check the scale in relation to my hand. In the end I went with the "Fuel" as it seemed the most accurate.
Once I had the bottle I started by making a straight cast of it. This gave me something to work off of instead of ruining an expensive bottle of perfume. It was then a series of filling, sanding, and priming until I had it smoothed out.
When the master was ready I made a mold and cast copies. To finish them I painted the whole thing in flat black, masked off the recesses and then painted it in hammered metal. A clear coat to seal it and a black wash to weather and I had a pair of finished grenades. I may try casting a hollow version at some point to add the LED but I'm happy with them for now.