My Gears of War Snub Pistol made of paper

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by LeoFirebrand, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. LeoFirebrand

    LeoFirebrand Active Member

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    Just finished my most recent build of the Snub Pistol from Gears of War. As with all of my builds this is made entirely out of 110 pound computer paper with a foamcore base. I have been wanting to do it for some time but wanted to perfect my Paper technique and I wanted to learn how to wire LEDs.

    I included some pics here but you can find full photos and build pics at my site: Firebrand Creations

    First an outdoor shot:
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    Here is a picture with the LEDs on:
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    Up close shot showing some of the detail:
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    Clip removed with battery compartment showing:
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    A shot next to my repainted GOW2 Collectors edition Lancer:
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    I will post some build shots in another post but there are 35 of them so I dont want to post them all here and bog it down. Feel free to check out my site to see the rest.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012
  2. LeoFirebrand

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    Here are some build Pictures:

    The basic frame with me doing an LED test:
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    The finished Clip:
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    Progress shot of the side panels:
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    an example of the foamcore bases I use. This is for the top barrel shroud:
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    Rear slide in progress:
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    Grip LED covers:
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    Finished unpainted build:
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    Shot showing how much a difference a little bit of weathering can make:
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    Hope everyone enjoys my build.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  3. MikaelP

    MikaelP New Member

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    Really cool! Great work. :)
     
  4. DarthWad3r

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    Love it man. Great work. I'm working in an Anthony Carmine helmet myself. Would you make another for a commission? The Tri Force snub for $400 is ridiculous.
     
  5. Lazy-8

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    That is slick. Great work. Can it be handled without damaging it?
     
  6. LeoFirebrand

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    I have learned alot since my early work and now I use dense foamcore as a skeleton which makes it extremely durable. I have also found that once you let the top coat of paint dry the paper actually gets much more durable and can hold up to the abuse of weathering pretty well.

    I would put it's durability somewhere between a display only piece and and a stunt casting. Really its biggest enemy is water :)

     
  7. lisatnp

    lisatnp New Member

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    very nice work Leo.
     
  8. MrsBlueV

    MrsBlueV New Member

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    Would you sell a replica of the snub pistol?
     
  9. SanctumMenice

    SanctumMenice New Member

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    it looks just like the real thing!
     
  10. The9thWonder

    The9thWonder Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow this is way better than I was expecting. Excellent man.
     
  11. LeoFirebrand

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    Thanks for all the kind words. I build with paper because its MUCH cheaper in the area of tools and materials but sadly it can't hold up to casting (yet ;) ). This means each build is a "one off" that takes the same amount of time as building a master for molding normally would. This increases time to the point where I just can't set a price most would find reasonable. In fact you could buy the official prop for around what I would have to charge to make it worth the time it takes.
     

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