Use unorthodox methods and found materials to create a surprisingly realistic replica of a powerful weapon: The Colt Python!
Step 1: Materials and Tools
McDonalds Straw (type important)
Baking/ Grilling Skewers
PVC Pipe Cutters
White or wood glue
Step 2: Grip- Step 1
Download the included jpg of the grip. Click on the i in the upper left of the image, select 'original size' and right click 'save image as' and save it to your computer. Then open the file and print onto cardstock for the best results to cut out the small parts.
Then make 3 cardboard copies of the whole grip.
Then cut down your template to just the grip grip. Make 2 of those.
Laminate them together in the order:
Grip grip---Whole grip---Whole grip---Whole grip---Grip grip.
Compress under a book or weight and let sit for several hours.
Sorry, no pictures, started documenting a little late ;(
Step 3: Grip- Step 2
This will be the hole for the cylinder.
Then squeeze the fore and aft edges of the grip grip to round them.
Step 4: Barrel- Step 1
Remove the innards and save them for a future project.
A pair of pliers my be necessary to coax the innards out.
Step 5: Barrel- Step 2
Cut the straw to the same length, pick an end and plug it with cardboard and glue.
Cut a 1/4" gouge in the unplugged end.
Glue them together.