As some of you may know, I run Sony PlayStation's Multimedia Dept. and we're doing some viral videos, web commercials and "behind the scenes" projects for an upcoming PS3 game (sorry, can't say which one). We are pitching a bunch of ideas, and one or two of them involves replicating a couple of the weapons from the game. I don't have a ton of cash (this isn't for a movie, so I don't get a huge budget), but we can negotiate.
I need the weapon(s) to be sturdy (they will get handled by actors) and look decent (there shouldn't be any extreme close-ups), but they don't have to custom CAD designed, CNC milled, and accurate down to the last screw with working electronics and moving parts.
The look is very similar to Alien:Resurrection guns. Very industrial, hard edges, no sculpted curves. I will obviously have pics of the new weapons once the concepts are approved. They could be made out of thick acrylic or wood and painted, whatever. I'd rather they not be made out of resin or something that can chip and break easily.
There ya have it. If you're interested, willing to sign a contract and non-disclosure agreement, and can deliver quality work on schedule, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and send me some pics of your work.