Looking to become a full time prop maker in the big time?not so fast.This is a life of sacrifice  like most artistic endeavor s.To start with your skills should start with basic model making,sculpting and painting.Then Add basic computer skills and if your really good,CAD.Take those skills and start building in your garage  or kitchen table.Two years ago a guy walked into my shop with some great “kitchen table props” and said he needed a job.I asked him to name all of the heavy machinery in the shop.he could name none.I said your hired! I could see he was motivated.