This is what she handed me:
"Sure! I'll knock that out in no time."
I scraped off the silver glitter, masked it off leaving just the blade, hit it with a couple of passes of silver Krylon spray paint, and painted some blood effects on it with some red ink mixed with gloss medium. Done! Easy-peasy!
I hand it back to her, and she says, "That's nice... but I was hoping for more guts hanging off the blade and stuff. I want a horror chainsaw."
"Sure, I can use some glue to build it up some..."
"I know what you're capable of! I want a HORROR chainsaw!"
I don't watch a lot of horror flicks, so I'm missing something. "Um..."
"Like the chainsaw from 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'..."
Those were the magic words I needed to hear. A quick Google search produces THIS IMAGE.
Now I know what I'm aiming for!
I head back to my cave and get back to work:
- Scraped off the remaining glitter. (This should have been a clue...)
- Found an old can of gunmetal colored spray paint and painted the whole thing, wiping off some of the fresh paint to reveal the orange plastic below.
- Painted the handles with flat black enamel paint.
- Tore thin strips of duct tape and wrapped parts of the handles.
- Weathered the whole thing with diluted black enamel and acrylic paints.
- Made the gore texture with 5-minute epoxy, very thin strips of plastic bag from a dry cleaner (for translucent stringy stuff), and a tiny bit of Secret Weapon Rust Red pigment.
That got me to here:
A couple more rounds of "gore mix" and a couple of passes of the red ink and gloss medium, and voila!