Thursday, March 21, 2013

Raygun Construction Kit

This is one of the absolutely coolest prop ideas I've seen in a long, long time.

Raygun.es offers up a raygun construction kit of modular parts that fit together in an almost infinite variety of ways. The Spanish company is currently offering up 16 different resin parts ranging from bulbous bodies to stackable detail rings and Strickfaden-style adornments. It's an absolutely brilliant concept.


The mix and match construction style gives you a lot of flexibility in design. With the existing parts you can do everything from a Buck Rogers blaster to a retro-futuristic steampunk design.* Combine the castings with found parts and you can put together some truly unique props.  They would also make ideal detailing pieces for non-weapon designs.  Tillinghast Resonator, anyone?



*And to make it authentically "steampunk" you can sloppily glue on some brass watch gears in random locations! Epoxy blobs for the win!

4 comments:

scipioamericanus said...

"And to make it authentically "steampunk" you can sloppily glue on some brass watch gears in random locations!"

So cruel but so true...

David Stay said...

If you like ray guns I highly suggest looking at Sean Michael Ragan's "101 Ray Guns" a collection of images from the USPTO and then made vector images of each one. He is giving it away for free on his website.

http://www.seanmichaelragan.com/html/[2009-05-22]_Ray_gun_patent_clip_art_book.shtml

Manuel Menéndez said...

They have another projects like the steampunk version http://semanaretrofuturista.blogspot.mx/2013/02/presentacion-raygunes.html

And here is an assembly tutorial http://steampunkstudio.blogspot.mx/2013/02/montaje-lady-poisonraygues.html

Rhissanna said...

Now, How do i get these in my Easter basket?