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You can buy a replica of the Good Samaritan from the Hellboy movies but there's no way to import anything even remotely gun shaped into Australia. This is my attempt to build a prop that looks as real as possible. NOTE: This is a REPLICA AND WON'T OPERATE AS A GUN - even tho it opens, the trigger and hammer move and the cylinder spins!!
 
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Step 1: Requirements

First task was to find as many pix from as many different angles as possible and draw a set of top/side/front and rear views in 1:1 scale.

Tools needed...
sharp hobby knife & blades
Pallette knife
sandpaper, dremel/drill various tools,
small pieces of sheet metal
wood - i had some stuff that was 42mm wide and about that was perfect.
L shaped brackets and various screws, washers and bolts
sheet foam - the stuff that aircraft modellers - balsa wood or stiff cardboard at a pinch
various glues - foam glue, superglue, epoxy
brass or aluminium tubes of varying sizes - 2.5cm aluminium tube x 70cm or so
water putty and black acrylic paint or ink
vaseline or oil to use as a release agent
air drying hobby clay / fimo
lead fishing weights or scrap small pieces of metal.
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hawkfrost644 years ago
my parents don't like me making prop guns because they think someone will see me and call the cops cause Im black. Any other black prop gun makers have this problem?
Don't not do something because of the color of your skin. If you enjoy it, it's not illegal, you should do it.
yeah......im white and if i lived in a black neghborhood(i dont have anything against blacks)and the cops was black then they probably wouldnt shoot me plus your a kid so the cops would probably udurstand
I know, but the cops are more likely to shoot first, ask questions later. One time a guy reached into his pocket for his ID after the cops pulled their guns on him and asked for it. He was shot 19 times. IN A LOW CRIME NEIGHBORHOOD.
land25111 year ago
very good genius
gogglecrab3 years ago
Hey, this would go great in my group if you wanna add to it!

Here's the link : http://www.instructables.com/group/moviemagic/
sooooooo cool
splazem3 years ago
This is awesome!
sonofstone3 years ago
dude, this thing is a piece of art, you should also make the guns from the anime hellsing,
if this is to hard for you try this http://www.instructables.com/id/hell-boy-the-good-samaritan-gun/
ajwyz1233 years ago
Nice job I have actually used this for referense pics for my own, I've seen a few home made samaritans, but this is one of the best.
iamsilex4 years ago
Some interest guns you can see here:)
diferent language mate
i dont see guns here are you sure there are many guns here?

wahahahahahahahahahah i dont see any guns

your such a loser

your a liar
That's awesome!
tsada gyud kaau ang instructables.com
I would just LOVE to use that in an airsoft war! lol!

Madbull shells... Lol!
halberdear4 years ago
what is the method that you used to form the cylinder and other custom parts called? 
peter.p.scherr (author)  halberdear4 years ago
Hmm, I don't know that there is a name for it. I've made a few replicas since this (see link below) and i'd honestly suggest using wood instead of the techniques i've listed here. I use a drill press, scroll saw (or jigsaw), dremel and mouse sander for 90% of the models i'm making nowadays and unlike some other things wood (mdf) doesn't warp, is strong and you can take casts of it if you want to copy sections in resin or some other material.
    In the link you can see i've remade the Samaritan with much more detail - using mainly wood.
exuse me but where is the link?
peter.p.scherr (author)  zokmanglog4 years ago
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42071592@N07/

not an instructable - some tips and pics
great job! too
thank you very much!
cool, I'm pretty sure we actually have all of those tools in our garage. I'm making a big steam-punk revolver and I'm gonna make an instructable for it once i finish.
halberdear4 years ago
Awesome! 
peter.p.scherr (author) 4 years ago
 Have been working on some different techniques that ppl could use in constructing props like this. My next build will be documented and posted here for inspiration to others. My finished projects are at BurningPanda's Photostream
thus is uber cool
Thanks, I've refined a lot of techniques since i made this and am currently using sheets of rolled, colored Apoxie Sculpt over armatures of wood, clay etc. (tutorial to follow). Here's a link on stuff i've made thus far, thankfully it gets easier all the time and there's no way i'd use some of the techniques i posted for this prop nowadays :-)      
www.flickr.com/photos/42071592@N07/
when is your 'refined' tutorial coming out? c=Cause I really looking forward to building this, thanks.
this is so awesome.
*drools*
legless6 years ago
Actually you can import thing things that "even remotely resemble guns" into Australia. I have imported two resin sci-fi Battlestar Galactica prop pistols. The first series one was not a problem as it doesn't really look like an actual pistol that can be bought but the second is based on a FN-57 pistol with a "bit" added under the barrel. This one required a letter of authorisation from the police in my state (Qld) to allow customs to release it to me. I think I might be pushing my luck though trying to get a Cx4 Storm rifle or a backpack mini-nuke prop/model into the country. LOL
peter.p.scherr (author)  legless6 years ago
I've read of customs seizing imports so it's not something i've tried. The original for this prop is metal - so i didn't even consider it. The FN-57 certainly looks gun like so i'm surprised you got it in. It would make life a lot easier if could get 1:1 replicas that i could cast and modify but when i want that Cx4 Storm rifle prop it looks like i'm going to have to make it. :-)
I was thinking exactly the same things about the cool looking Cx4 Storm or FN-P90. No chance of ever getting any kind of replica or airsoft version of them here so if I want one it's going to have to be a complete scratch build. I did think of trying to do it in sections using CAD and a 3D milling machine or stereolithography of some kind. Maybe get someone to do a rapid prototype of it and then make a mould from the prototype.
peter.p.scherr (author)  legless5 years ago
I'm (slowly) working on a couple of Tommy Guns and an fN2000. At the moment a lot of time is spent making exhaustive drawings... i have found it easier to make scale drawings and work from them. I want clips etc to be removable and interchangeable. The method atm is to use a scroll saw or similar to cut sections (stock, body etc) from laminated pieces of ply - adding lead weight to the interior of the piece. The article is then 'fleshed out' using two part epoxy putty and layers of scrunched foil adhered with a glue gun (modellers use a similar technique over an armature). I'm using this method to smooth the curves on the stock. i then am covering the wood with a thin layer of polymer clay (sculpey, fimo) which comes in metal colours too. Rolled through a pasta machine you get a piece of sheet several millimeters thick which can be applied over the top. The clay can be baked and rebaked in a low temp oven and can be stamped or embossed with patterns - perhaps even lettering (from a cut up credit card). Sections can be set hard with a heat gun first so handling won't damage the finish. Because it comes in so many colours (including translucent) i can simulate wood, stone, metal etc _without_ having to paint!! I've always found finishing is the problem... theoretically this way i could have a one part in jade... another could be gold inlaid wood... the possibilities are endless when you look at what craft people can do with polymer clay. Can be sanded for a matte finish or buffed to a high lustre. Unlike the Samaritan gun these will be heavier and more durable with a consistent finish. I'm not doing an instructable because i'm trying different methods to narrow down the most efficient and effective ways to make something not made out of metal and wood LOOK like it is - get it right before i post some half a**ed how to :-) I'll post some progress pix if there's any interest.
This is how the BSG prop looks when painted well.
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The series 2 BSG pistol based on the FN-57 is like this one except that my resin is black not white and it was made in a rotary mold.

http://www.instructables.com/id/BSG_Battle_Star_Galactica_Resin_Prop/

It basically looks like a FN-57 hence customs' interest in it.
The police were pretty good once I explained in my submission what the prop actually was and what it was made of. The law regarding firearms basically says that anything that closely resembles a particular firearm Game conmsole is treated as if it were that firearm in most cases. Game console "guns" oddly enough can be quite freely purchased even though several of the quite reasonably resemble real pistols.
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
metal-matt6 years ago
ohh damn.....dude it only has 4 masive bullets......damn.....what cal is this? but still 5/5 awsum !
If I remember right, it's 20 mm. I had thought about doing this, but was intimidated by the work involved in it. This turned out really cool!
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