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 gets creative with weathering the second copy of his Bladerunner blaster; In order to get a realistic, “worn” look, he skips the paint entirely and goes for a bucket of mud!
Bill has put together several Bladerunner blaster kits and decided it was finally time to make his own from scratch. This 3D modeled and printed prop was molded and cast to make a highly detailed, custom replica… with a twist!
Our buddies Evan & Katelyn came to visit the shop and they brought their awesome homemade water blaster! We decided it could do with a visual upgrade, so we rusted, weathered, and lit it up for an epic final look.
Creating a two part silicone mold can be an incredibly useful technique for prop and costume making. In this video Bill goes over the process using a hand cannon prop from Destiny as an example.
To celebrate the release of Solo, we have compiled some videos of ours and friends for your viewing pleasure.
What’s better than playing Fortnite? Making props from Fortnite! Follow along as Bill builds the Tactical Submachine Gun prop using basic materials like XPS insulation foam and basic tools like knives and sand paper. Grab the free blueprints to build your own!
When Dave Goldberg released this kit back in 2011, I was enamored with the design. After 6 years I finally managed to get my greedy hands on one and had a ton of fun putting it together.
When the gang at Film Riot needed a space rifle made, they called Bill! In this video he shows how he built a modular prop gun using EVA foam and PVC pipe.
I built an RAC Blade Runner blaster kit AND repainted the squirt gun version. Here’s some side by side shots of the two props for your enjoyment.
Watch in horror as Bill bumbles his way through the final touches on the Blade Runner blaster kit! Follow along with some wiring and soldering, metal buffing, and the final assembly.
Bill resumes his epic journey with the Blade Runner blaster prop kit. In this video he goes over how all the parts fit together and paints the resin pieces.
What could be more iconic than Robocop's legendary sidearm! Follow along as Bill shows you how to build Officer Murphy's Auto 9 Beretta pistol prop using some simple techniques and cheap scrap materials. Links:...