Introduction: Dead Space Plasma Cutter

This is a prop of the plasma cutter from the game Dead Space 2. It is not an exact replica, but it is recognizable. I constructed it from foam board and painted it to look like scratched, dented metal. I plan on hanging it up on my wall next to my Minecraft sword and pickaxe.  I plan on making more props in he future. All-metal Sonic Screwdrivers, anyone?

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Foam Board
Template(can be just a picture of the plasma cutter in the size you want to make it)
Glue
Paint

Pencil
Ruler
Knife
Scissors
Paintbrush

Step 2: Cut the Foam

Position the template on the foam board. Trace it onto the board and cut out the shape. I ended up having to make the front and back seperate and attaching them during assembly, as I was using scraps of foam from a previous project. Repeat multiple times to make about 4 of the shape, depending on how thick the board is and how thick you want the prop to be. My 4 pieces are not all identical, to create depth and details, but you can just add these details during assembly.

Step 3: Assembly

Glue together the layers. Add details by gluing on foam pieces or carving them out with a craft knife.

Step 4: Paint

Use a paint of your choice, as long as you make sure it will not dissolve the foam. The colors I used were: Metallic grey- for most of the body Dark grey- details Black- details Brown (copper would have been better)- handle Silver- scratches and dents I painted the entire thing metallic grey first, then added details in black, dark grey, and brown details. Use a picture from the game as an example. The final touch was the silver paint, brushed lightly on the plasma cutter in a quick motion to create the illusion of scratches. The plasma cutter is complete. Show it off to your friends.

Comments

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jrain_ (author)2013-09-20

Looks cooler unpainted

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AmpOwl (author)jrain_2013-09-28

Maybe. I think that white painted guns are interesting (although impractical in most situations), in movies such as Oblivion, in which it goes with the color scheme of the other weapons and vehicles. It just seems sort of weird for Dead Space though, since everything is supposed to be all gritty and decayed.

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