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Picture of Warhammer 40K Tech Priest Cosplay - SKS Props

Hey everyone Steve here at SKS Props back again with another cosplay build! This time I am pushing my creative ability to the max! I am attempting to build an entire Warhammer 40K Tech Priest costume in only a couple of weeks, to take to DragonCon! For those that don't know the lore, the Tech Priests are the ones who craft / bless the weapons and armor for the Emperor's Space Marines. I have been painting miniatures for years and it seems only fitting to bring one of these guys into the real world. Foremost, I love how much detail and individuality you can put into your own character, not one of them is exactly the same because they all fulfill different roles within their war machine!

Before we begin let me say some of the products that are use in prop building can be bad for you :(

So be safe!!! Always wear eye protection, wear gloves, and use a respirator when needed.

Lets get started!!!!

Step 1: I'm Now on YouTube!!!

Not only did I take a bunch of pics for the build thread, but I filmed a lot for my YouTube channel. I would recommend to not only watch the videos but read through the steps it took to bring this character to life. I've got a few videos edited now, but I'll be adding more as I work through the collected content.

Also be sure to Subscribe to my YouTube channel for future builds!

woah, that came out so cool! i love 40k
hyperc00kie3 months ago
LenaElatbash9 months ago
Wraithbourn10 months ago
Quite inspiring, nice work!

Your props are so good they are just mind blowing.

This is so cool. Videos are so satisfying to watch. It makes me play Warhammer again. Got my Warhammer from here. You guys can try it. Worth it.,000:-space-marine


leomiranda1 year ago

Just amazing!!!!!!

ossum1 year ago

You have my vote, whoah, what an awesome costume and well documented. Your foam work is really precise too. The idea of all that cloth around a belt sander gave me the heebie-jeebies, glad you still have your arms. I guess losing one would just open up new cosplay options though, so no big deal...

SKS Props (author)  ossum1 year ago


You are always an inspiration dude, i think im gonna get off my rear and finish up some old Servoskulls i had worked on for a dragoncon ages ago.

SKS Props (author)  pablofiasco1 year ago

Thanks, and yeah get er done!

YaënD1 year ago

Argglllhhh, such a terrific cos ! really great work !

SKS Props (author)  YaënD1 year ago


Beautifully done. It's simply perfect!!!!

SKS Props (author)  M.C. Langer1 year ago

Thank You!

:O :O :O This is fabulous.

SKS Props (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago


ianjuby1 year ago

First of all, WOWSERS. Impressive!
Second, doesn't the spray-on plasti dip eat the SM styrofoam?

SKS Props (author)  ianjuby1 year ago

I don't use any styrofoam all of this is high density EVA foam from TNT Cosplay Supply

Honus1 year ago

After reading through this what I really like is how the techniques are broken down -anyone could build something like this using readily available materials and tools. There's nothing out of reach here for the average cosplayer- just good solid foam fabrication, a bit of ingenuity and of course outstanding paint work. Well done sir!

SKS Props (author)  Honus1 year ago

Thank You!

Lorddrake1 year ago

The emperor would be proud of the work you have done :)

SKS Props (author)  Lorddrake1 year ago

Thank You!

no_name651 year ago

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SKS Props (author)  no_name651 year ago

Ha! Thanks!

you are saying, hail the omnissiah,

attosa1 year ago

Wicked! :o

SKS Props (author)  attosa1 year ago


Didn't you just finish this build, and you've got the instructable up already? This is fantastic, love the mix of different skills going on here. Amazing work, wish I could see it in person, thanks for sharing!

SKS Props (author)  geekswoodshop1 year ago

Thank You! Yeah it has been a crazy couple of weeks to get this guy finished!