For some weird reason I just can't explain, I'm on a bit of a Super Mario Bros kick at the moment - I have a Goomba cast on the way, am trying (badly) to sculpt the good guy Goomba, am making a walking Bob-Omb and now, I want to make the de-evolution gun.
Thankfully, the Devo Gun is fairly straight forward (or at least it seems it is so far...). It started off life as one of these:
The Super Nintendo Super Scope 6 Light Gun
This build is inspired by the build done on the SMBmovie forum.
So, first things first, unclip and slide off the sight:
Next, unscrew all the screws holding the gun together. The two circled areas are NOT normal screws. Don't know quite what they are, but I had to resort to drilling them out as I couldn't find any tools to remove them:
Once that's done, cut or pull out all the electronics and wiring you don't need:
Make sure you leave the trigger button and switch circuit (circled in red) in place so that the trigger button has something to push against and spring it back into position.
Place the gun barrel sections back together:
The raised section circled in red (the LED housing), will need to be removed - I cut it off with a dremel cutting wheel and sanded it down smooth.
This hole will eventually need filled.
Next up will be extending the shoulder brace as seen here:
And extending the barrel (with another handle/grip) as seen here:
I have another Super Scope on the way which will provide donor parts.