Peter Vincent Shotgun

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Falco

Active Member
I've had a busy month what with Spooky Empire weekend coming up, and I just completed yet another prop for that event. For those of you (lucky) people who haven't seen the new Fright Night movie, lemme give you the basics: Colin Ferrel isn't scary, the dialogue was GOD awful, and David Tenant was hilarious and at times, badass in this film. By no means was he Peter Vincent from Fright Night, but whoever the hell that was, he was hysterical! So, Being that I enjoyed is character (not the film), I've decided to put together a Peter Vincent remake costume. For this, I've been gathering together some props to use, and the big two things I HAD to include were the stake gun and the shotgun. However, seeing as how I didnt have a pump-action shotgun, nor did I wanna spend an absurd amount on an Airsoft that I was ultimately going to destroy to make it look like his, I decided to attempt a scratch-build. This is the result:

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The prop is static aside from the pump grip that moves back and forth, but it is just for looks anyway. I accomplished this prop using the handle, trigger, and pump-grip from a toy shotgun I had from a long time ago, a sheet of easily shapable aluminum, and two metal pipes. I lined up the two pipes like shotgun barrels, glued them together, took the sheet aluminum, cut and bent it to the appropriate shotgun body shape, secured the trigger and trigger guard from the toy in place, modified the handle into the "sawn-off" style, attached it to the back of the chainsaw body, used another piece from the toy shotgun, which I glued onto the side of the body to act as the shell ejection slot, and attached the pump-grip to the lower barrel. I then used some scrap aluminum pieces and a key-ring to fashion the cross ornament, which I attached to the tip of the barrel, and then painted the whole thing black. Once that was done, I weathered it out, scraping off sections of black paint to reveal the metal underneath, adding gray shades to look like it was old and un-polished, wrapped athletic tape around the handle as a grip, dirtied it up, etc. Finally, I used more of the scrap aluminum to fashion a loop, which I glued to the barrel, and then clipped a strap to it. I think for a scrap build that took all of one day, and 7 bucks, it came out pretty damn good, and will be an excellent compliment to the costume. Befoe Spooky I will be adding on a mini-flashlight to the end of the lower barrel, as there is one used in the film, and it'll make the gun a bit more active as a prop. Hope you guys like it, thanks for looking!
 

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Falco

Active Member
Uuuuuupdatessssss:




A lot has been done to the shotgun since I've last talked about it. I re-did the grip with athletic tape to make it look a bit more solid and round, I re-assembled the body to be sturdier, and I re-did the pump grip so it's attached better and doesnt shake when the gun moves. I also fixed the strap so that it can be worn more comfortably, and added the heat guard to the top of the barrel, as well as replaced the crucifix with a much better looking one.
 

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