For an upcoming GASLIGHT photo shoot, Chris and I have been bashing together toys and odd bits to create fake Pulp weapons. I’m working on two, a six-barrelled gun and a six-barrelled pistol. Hmmm. I didn’t realize I had a theme going until I typed that last sentence.
This shows the early stages of the six-barrelled rifle. The basic building block consisted of seven pieces of PVC pipe and a PVC connector.
At this point, the rifle has been assembled and decorated with gears, etc. You can’t see much of that, but I wanted to show this picture for scale. The round portion on the top will be fitted with a slide carousel as a Lewis-like ammunition magazine. I’ll be dry brushing the weapon with silver paint and then painting the decorations in other colors so they stand out. I’ll also be adding a cardboard “stock.”
The six-barrelled pistol began as a Nerf pistol. I took this one from my son, but I replaced it with a new one. With some gears and other bits from the craft store, I’ve been decorating the gun.
Here’s another shot for scale. Again you can’t see too many of the decorations. At this point, I have sprayed it black, so that it’s ready for dry brushing and other detail paining.
While the lighting in this picture is poor, you can see some of the details I’ve added. Look closely.