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!
Bill shows how he made a Destiny Hand Cannon prop using EVA foam. This part 1 video goes over the fabrication of the newer Rise of Iron hand cannon prop.
Bill does the last step on the Destiny Fatebringer hand cannon build: the painting and assembly. This ZProps kit is finally coming together with some hairspray chipping paint techniques and a touch of weathering.
Bill continues work on the ZProps Destiny Fatebringer resin prop kit. This time he modified the kit to use the functional swing arm attachment for the reloading mechanism.
Join Bill on the Twitch live stream as he does some model making work on a urethane resin kit of Destiny’s Fatebringer to get it all prepared for paint.
After hitting 100k subscribers, Bill put together a Malcolm Reynolds gun prop build tutorial and then challenged his fans to make their own. Here are the 45+ props that they made!
In this final episode of the Boolean Gemini build, Bill shows how he did all of the final detail painting, assembly, and weathering.
In this second to last video in the 3D printed Boolean Gemini scout rifle build, Bill starts painting the prop! Using masking tape, masking fluid, and an airbrush, several layers of paint are applied.
Britt wanted to make her own Firefly gun using Bill’s Malcolm Reynolds Pistol templates, but with limited materials. The challenge: cardboard, scissors and a box cutter, hot glue, a small space, and cat interference!
In celebration of hitting 100k subscribers, Bill built Captain Malcolm Reynolds’ pistol from the TV show Firefly and movie Serenity. The build includes a free set of templates so that you can build one yourself at home!
Bill shows you how to repaint a Han Solo Blaster toy to look like a super legit prop for your next Star Wars costume!
Hanging up cosplay props can be a real challenge, so Bill and April show you a couple of really easy ways to mount your amazing prop pieces on the wall for display!
Follow along as Bill shows you how to 3D print, mold, cast and finish a super legit version of Rey’s blaster prop from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Grab the blueprints and give this project a try!