5. Paint the add-ons

Painting, as demonstrated in two glorious frames of animation.

Painting, as demonstrated in two glorious frames of animation.


These pieces tend to be monochrome, so painting them is straightforward. We do have one recommendation, though. If you want to make something shine, like the golden emblems, you can paint a layer of white, then paint a layer of the proper colour (e.g. yellow), and then lightly add some white over the top of it, letting everything dry in between layers. This adds a subtle “shine” effect. Alternatively, you could just paint cartoonish shine lines on top of them.

Some of the completed emblems. Golem Bomber's is still in two pieces...

Some of the completed emblems. Golem Bomber’s is still in two pieces…

6. Glue together the add-ons

If any of your add-ons need to be stuck together, like Golem Bomber’s emblem or Brain Bomber’s eyepiece, now is the time to do that. Something like Elmer’s Glue is sufficient enough to get the job done. Here, you can see Golem Bomber’s completed forehead emblem:

Using two pieces of mounting board offers greater contrast here.

Using two pieces of mounting board offers greater contrast here.

7. Attach the add-ons

We’re finally at the last step! Using super glue, attach any cardboard pieces onto the bulb. Please be careful with this stuff. The name should be a giveaway, but super glue is stronger than other glue. It’s not as easy to clean up.

Here are some pictures of our completed bulbs, hanging on the tree we had last year:

Golem Bomber.

Golem Bomber.

Pretty Bomber and Brain Bomber.

Pretty Bomber and Brain Bomber.

Magnet Bomber and Plasma Bomber.

Magnet Bomber and Plasma Bomber.

A tree full of Bombermen!

A tree full of Bombermen!

If you’ve made any ornaments inspired by this tutorial, or even if you’ve got your own ideas of making Bomberman-themed ornaments, please share them with us! And please, share this article with your fellow Bomberfans. Thanks for reading.

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