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!
In this final episode of the Boolean Gemini build, Bill shows how he did all of the final detail painting, assembly, and weathering.
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!
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!
Bill shows you how to re-paint a Nerf Stormtrooper toy gun to looks like the real movie prop!
I’ve had trouble getting the correct scale when designing and re-making space guns from video games, so I’ve come up with a fool proof way to scale prop guns.
Here’s my replica prop build videos for the District 9 Rifle!
Bill shows you how to transform a normal Nerf gun into a super amazing prop weapon!
Tutorial for my Destiny Hand Cannon foam prop replica build!
Check out this build video on how I made the M-98 Widow Sniper Rifle replica prop from Mass Effect!
Here’s the rifle and sword I made from Nausicaä!