How to build a Killer Klown ray gun
I am a huge fan of Killer Klown from outer space. ive always wanted to get some of the movie props that have been listed on ebay, but honestly the prices for some of the stuff is outrageous! After look closely to the design ( and there are a few artist sketched mockups to serve as guides) I knew I could build one for myself.
Update: i couldn’t find my pics of the original build. But i had some leftover parts and will start this tutorial:
All of the wood parts were purchased at Hobby Lobby but im sure most Craft stores will carry something similar. The two PVC adapters I got at Home Depot (1″ for the larger one and 1/2″ on the smaller one. I got them in the plumbing section ). I drilled a 1/4″ hole in almost everything here specifically for the dowel that will serve as the support for the rest of the items.
Once the holes are completed just start sliding the parts in. I didnt glue any of these parts, but if your drill hole is a little big, you may want to fasten them down so they don’t move as much.
Continue sliding the rest of the parts so that You can see what it will look like, but more importantly, so you can make any adjustments before the paint job.
The wheel will take a little time if you pay close attention to detail the way I like to.
Quick and easy: just super glue the small wood dots to the outer edge of the wheel and eyeball the spacing.
Detailed: Grab a powered sander and gently press each ball slightly into the sandpaper that will form a small flat surface. Once you apply the glue, it will adhere to the wheel with better strength. I used a ruler and evenly spaced all 8 of the dots that I used. Using a similar pattern to this: (feel free to draw all you want on it, youre gonna paint it!)
more on the way…