Colt Paterson 1836
Cosplay prop for John Winchester cosplay.
- wood (birch) - I got mine from the hardware store
- tools: saw, sanding paper, engraving tools, wood glue, knife
- acrylic paint
Step 1: References
Getting the complete idea, what this weapon looks like from all sides, it takes some references. The model of this colt is the Paterson colt of 1836 - the very first gun made by Samuel Colt. The colt prop used at the tv show supernatural clearly has it's unique details, this is what I was hoping to reconstruct, too.
Step 2: 3d Modeling
To get the idea, I started building a 3d model of the colt with my program rhinoceros.
I used the blueprint later.
Step 3: Craftwing
Printing out the blueprint helps you focusing and getting the measurements correct.
NOTE:Think about the scale for your hand!This is my relatively tiny woman's hand^^'
Copy the parts onto the wood (I used birch) with a pencil and get ready to use the saw!
Once I got the basic cut of the colt I used sand paper to smooth it and get the edges as sharp as necessary.
A round timber cut in 3 parts - using the two side parts - function as the barrel. the round timber needs to be divided into 3. Glue it onto the colt.
Sand paper to smooth again!
After that I used the tools I could find to engrave the details - the guns details,the ornaments and the pentagram of salomon of course.
Step 5: Color
Painting time. I coded the whole colt with some dark grey spray paint first. After that use silver and grey to give it a metal-ish look.
Some brown mixing for the handle.
Step 6: A Colt to Hunt With
The finished prop made myself and a 'fun' photo example of the cosplay+prop.
Yellow eyed demon here I come!!