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My BLU Medigun costume prop - as on model as I could make it. I went for every detail of look for accuracy while keeping it light and strong. It lights up, the top handle can pivot, it's sturdy, and it's completely collapsible. Final weight only 4.3 pounds.
It's made mostly of pink insulation high density foam, wood, and cardboard. The main body is gorilla-glued sandwiched pink foam, cut on bandsaw then sanded, and then paper mache`d The wooden side discs (which support the weight of the top handle) were gorilla glued on (BEFORE I paper mache`d), and the central hole was drilled. The handle pivots on a all thread piece which is held in by big nuts.
The barrel is a thick cardboard tube (like the kind fabric rolls come on, I got it out of the garbage). I only used plastic piping for the back part where the hose press fits into, and the screw step down on the barrel end where the wooden handle embeds up into. Plastic piping is HEAVY - don't use it for the barrel.
The accents to the barrel are made with styrofoam or pink foam and are painted with acrylics. It can even stand up on the front of the barrel, and balance on it's nose
Makes it good for putting it down while standing up and adjusting gloves or something.
The 'messy' wires (from the design of the actual gun model in game) and the switch are real - that is the switch that controls the on/off for the light! So it's on model AND functional!
The light is a single diode up-light at the back of the barrel. The color comes from some blue cellophane stuffed in the barrel. It even makes a decent flashlight at night!
It is also collapsible for transit - the top handle can unscrew at the big bolts and come off (there is an all thread bolt through the middle) and the barrel can unscrew on that electrical piping used there.