Ray Gun

What Does a Ray Gun Look Like?

The year is 1898 H. G. Wells has written a novel The War of the Worlds. In that novel there is an early mention of a ray gun called the “heat-ray”. The Martians did some serial work on humanity. I do mean serial destruction.

More than a century passes and the Overlords of space opera and design technology have employed props called ray guns, blasters, zap-guns, or  phasers carried from one end of the universe to our own backyards.

What does a ray gun look like?  Design one– what I can construct from my stash and mash them up will equal a ray gun.

  • Shape
  • Function
  • Emotion

So the request I got goes something like this–

Needed:  discrete Steampunk ray gun for a gentleman’s waistcoat or a lady’s purse.

March 2016 Ray Gun 2

This ray gun is a composite for fancy-dress-up events that others call costume role-play or cos-play.  The ray gun is an artifact of someone’s life. It means something to them. It is a unique ray gun. It will accessorize their ‘get-up’—Shape, Function, Emotion.

I built several one off’s and displayed them on a table. Then there were none.

I was happy.

No one asked for a special construction, just bring more next time they said.

Art is fun.

Keep art fun.

 

How do you make your designs? Not just ray guns, but everything.

Be welcome to comment on this page.

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