I am a recent college graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and in the recent months I have been neglecting my video game addiction. I started to play the latest game in the Bioshock series and I fell in love with it. I won't give out any spoilers but it needs to be said that the game is beautiful, and the story was compelling. I haven't made many props but I wanted to build something from this game. With so many options it was difficult to choose just one project. After seeing the toy making contest I settled with making the Barnstormer RPG. A few modifications can provide a truly unique creation.
Step 1: Purpose/Goal
First and foremost I wanted to create an accurate replica of the Barnstormer RPG from Bioshock Infinite and I wanted to make this build as easy as possible. This is my first prop build and I wanted to get my feet wet. I am happy with the end result and but I always feel there is room for improvement. This build will walk you through the steps I took to create my prop and along the way I will offer tips and design alterations I learned along the way. I would recommend this project to anyone and I feel that this build will provide many simple prop making techniques.. Enjoy.