I have a hard time buying, renting, or copying a Halloween costume, it might be the artist in me or the costume designer, writer, and prop maker, but somehow every year I make something. Now that isn’t to say I don’t base it off things, I do, or that I don’t have some theme, I normally have that too.
So this year, a few months ago,( see how current I am in my own timeline these days?) I decided to do a space pirate/bounty hunter/something. 1 part Firefly, 1 part warhammer, 1 part “crazy”, blend and you get what I did. Anyway in order to pull it off I decided to finally get to one of my long standing prop projects.
Mainly trying to make one of these.. For a little background this is Kal Jerico‘s Laser Pistol from the Warhammer 40k universe. Now I didn’t really want to make his exact gun, just something similar. Also he has two 🙂 As near as I can tell it is a Naval Officer Pattern Laser Pistol from the 40k universe, but other than that I just had a few images to work with in order to come up with my props.
Now A long time ago I found myself in a GameStop and they where having one of those “everything must go” sorts of sales on controllers, and devices. I didn’t even hesitate, I nabbed three old school Nintendo zappers, the type used in Duck Hunt, unscrewed them and removed the cords. This was about 9 years ago, before I really had a desire to collect old gaming equipment, and honestly really before it became the in things to do, besides I am a designer, so re purposing is in my blood!
So these four guns have been laying in my “to-do” box for a few years, and it just so happened that this year I decided it was time to build something! A quick raid of the garage, a trip to get some 5mm thick pvc and so paint and I hand these mocked up and ready for Halloween.
Not the best work I have done, but great first mock-ups. Here is another view to give you and idea of size.
I am not 100% happy with these, and looks like I will be tearing them apart and working on the 2nd mock ups soon. Biggest issue? I jacked my paintball barrels and I need them Back! 🙂
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