At Punished Props, we love video games and movies, which means we love making replica prop guns! If we’re making a gun quickly and also want it to be light enough to haul around a convention, we craft them out of foam. Sometimes we’ll re-paint a Nerf Gun, which is a great way to get started with prop making! If we’re looking for a clean finish and need a few copies, we make the gun out of a sturdy material, like wood or plastic sheets, then mold and cast the piece to make a sturdy copy.
Here’s a collection of our guns that we’ve crafted, ranging from simple foam hand cannons to the crazy District 9 Rifle!
Build for the Borderlands 2 Hyperion Plasma caster. I used layered MDF for the base and cast resin pieces for the repetitive parts.
Here’s the build for my Sniper Rifle System 99-S5 Anti-Materiel From Halo 4.
Check out my prop replica build for Kerrigan’s Ghost Rifle from Starcraft 2!
I specifically planned on making the N7 Eagle pistol easy to convert a casting into the M-5 Phalanx pistol.
Here’s a tutorial on how I made my M-6 Carnifex and M-77 Paladin prop replica pistols!
Here’s a tutorial of my Team Fortress 2 shotgun and pistol prop replica build!
Here’s a quick tutorial on how I made a N7 pistol prop replica from Mass Effect 3.
Here’s a tutorial of my Battlestar Galactica (2004) Colonial Pistol prop replica build.
To make my steampunk revolver, I started with my own custom design and cut the base shape out of MDF.
I wanted cosplay as Jim Raynor. Most of my work went into his pistol, which was created from plastic.
This is one of my very first “faux finshing” prop projects.
The rocket launcher is one of the first props I’ve ever made!