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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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: Maxx Action 9mm Toy Pistol - Amazon Maxx Action 9mm Toy...
In this first part of an epic, legendary prop build, Bill sorts through the pieces from his mystery Blade Runner pistol resin kit. This model has both resin and metal cast parts, all of which require some cleanup and sorting before the prop can be built.
If you’re looking for a low budget, DIY gun prop for cosplay or filming, this cheap toy gun is exactly what you need. Follow along as Bill shows you how to transform this plastic play thing into a legit looking pistol prop. Maxx Action 9mm Toy Pistol - Amazon Maxx...
Bill uses some classic, low-tech prop making techniques to make some new parts for his Reaper gun kit from Henchmen Studios! Also featuring a surprise guest appearance featuring Bill's extensive first aid kit, courtesy of an uncapped XACTO blade. Henchmen Studios:...
Thanks to an incredibly generous fan, Bill got his hands on one of the amazing Blade Runner Squirt gun toys! Of course he had to repaint it to like a screen worthy replica.
Bill converted an automatic airsoft pistol into the Dead Man Walking sidearm from Destiny 2! This video covers finishing and assembling the 3D printed parts.
Bill and Ali Williams teamed up to bring the Nuka Cola Thirst Zapper prop to live! Together at the Matterhackers shop, the duo assembled and painted the prop gun.