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!
Here’s the rifle and sword I made from Nausicaä!
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.