i had access to a laser cutter so i gave it a try.
this is how i made mine. its maybe not screen perfect or cannon but i like it and it was fun to make.
the second image is the main one i used to make my prop. its from
Step 1: Marterials and tools.
1mm thick acrylic any colour as its will be sprayed but black is better.
3mm acrylic clear/white/glass green
2mm acrylic any colour as its will be sprayed but black is better.
1mmx1mm styrene rod
1mmx2mm styrene flat bar
mirroed acrylic plastic. 3mm
some sort of wide mesh plastic of fabric.
fine copper wire.
white EL sheet and all accesories for battery power.
random electrical part from junk.
acrylic paints of all colours.
electrical tape (red)
glue.i use liquid solvent cement for acrylics but its pretty potent so be careful whe using it.
i used a laser cutter for a lot of the work on this, but thats because i had access to one.
you can use online companies that will cut your files
you can do it by hand but the finish you get from a laser cutter is better.