Making Fake Pulp Weapons

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.

Early stages of six-barrelled rifle
Early stages of six-barrelled rifle

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.

Sam with six-barrelled rifle
Sam with six-barrelled rifle

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.”

Early staged of six-barrelled pistol
Early staged of six-barrelled pistol

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.

Sam with six-barrelled pistol
Sam with six-barrelled pistol

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.

Some details on the six-barrelled pistol
Some details on the six-barrelled pistol

While the lighting in this picture is poor, you can see some of the details I’ve added.  Look closely.

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