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!
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Steven from SKS props shows Bill his unique method of painting foam props. Take a look to see how you can apply this technique to your own props and costumes!
Bill got this amazing Fallout Laser Pistol kit from Jake of Reciprocation Props during the Prop Tarts Secret Santa event. All it needed was some paint, so Bill decided to try out some different techniques to create a really cool, weathered finish!
Learn how to design a 3D model and finish the 3D print to look like it’s straight out of a movie!
Nail the unique paint style from the Borderlands games with this easy tutorial! Bill shows you how to lay down base colors, add details, and create outlines on the Unkempt Harold prop! Links: Free Blueprints Patreon Weathering with Acrylic Paints Tools &...
LEDs don’t have to be scary! Here’s a super easy beginner tutorial showing you how to add epic lights to your props and costumes using Bill’s foam Borderlands gun.
Bill needs more foam fabricated blasters in his life! We’re huge fans of Borderlands 2 and this video covers the build for the Unkempt Harold.
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!