A quick guide on how I had made my Dominators from the show Psycho-Pass. The master was made from layers of laser-cut 1/8" MDF with the top layer containing the etched detailing. Most of the difficulty was the molding and casting technique since I wanted to be able to produce these quickly and accurately.  

Materials and tools:
1/8" MDF sheet
1/16" Acrylic sheet
Apoxie Sculpt
Smooth-On Mold Star 15
Smooth-On SmoothCast 300
3/4" Buttonhead screws
Krylon black primer and black satin spray paint

Equipment used at TechShop San Jose:
Makerbot Replicator 2
Epilog Helix Laser Cutter
Standing belt sander

This Instrucatable contains pictures from several different attempts at getting everything perfect, so some of the steps' pictures are inconsistent with the previous. However, the methods are all the same.

Step 1: Draft

First step was to create a vectored image for the laser cutter. Each half of the prop was made from 4 layers of 1/8" MDF, with each layer having it's own specific layer in Illustrator. Scale was achieved by setting the grip size to about the size of one of my airsoft guns, i.e. eyeballing it.
<p>So cool, love it.</p>
gonna be stuborn and make this using only a dremel, some mdf, ledstuff and a lot of time. (and some acryl paint)
<p>Thanks for this Instuctable its been extremely helpful. Here's a picture of my draft. I layered it a bit different so I can hopefully minimize how much I have to sculpt. In the Prep Pics it looks like you sculpted the grip but then decided to 3D print instead? Am I correct in assuming this? It's a little hard for me to see what the different levels and layers are for everything so I may just be seeing things. lol. Looks great though. I did mine at TechShop Chandler.</p>
<p>I would like to create a dominator replica but there is no techshop near me and how hard would it be to make the dominator open as if it were really switching to elimination mode? And I'm also curious how much it cost?</p>
<p>This is soo cool, nice job. I have a question how much did it cost to make this, if you already answered this i'm sorry for asking again?</p>
<p>Great instructable for a great show.</p>
<p>It looks fantastic :) Wish I had one of these ;)</p>
Very nice prop build!
These kind of look like the pistols from N.O.V.A. 2! Anyways, great instructable!
amazing! cant wait to make it myself with laser cutter! thanks for sharing.
How does the gun "feel"?
Feels pretty good! Not much different than holding an airsoft pistol, though weighs a bit less.
WOW so much detail! At first seeing the beveling, smoothing, and painting of the MDF board I thought, 'man that looks great!' THEN you made a complete mold?! Impressive; makes my nerf and cardboard props look hilarious
make me one
I've never heard of the gun or the show, but this is a great build, with an awesome end-product. <br> <br><sub>(See my PM)</sub>

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