So I started working on something I had wanted to do for a while, making sci fi prop pistols. Many of these are simply resin kits that I'm painting up decent but some of them are going to be made from scratch.
I was going to make a bolter pistol from the Warhammer 40k game, but it seems like there are quite a few people who have done that, so I decided an Eldar Shuriken pistol would be much more interesting to do.
Below is a picture of one of the miniatures for a Shuriken Pistol.
It is suppose to be a futuristic weapon that shaves off a thin layer from a metal star shaped rod in the clip and fires it out the barrel at incredible speed to have these shuriken stars spinning through the air at your enemies.
I started off with layering 1/2 inch aspen wood (easy to sand) with 1/4 inch plywood (strong and against the grain of the other layers) for a basic shape.
Then i got things sanded down to be smoother and added the side wings for the front.
I plan on filling the front part with foam and coating it with resin or bondo. The clip receiver will be a PVC pipe and a sculpted clip that will fit into it.
The oval things on the pistol are soul gems. In the game the spirits of fallen soldiers are kept in the gems and they use then to adorn their armor and weapons.
Not sure what I will do with those other than to sculpt them on and give them a really cool paint job. Somehow I think making them clear or using plastic gems will just look lame.