Logan’s Run - Deep Sleep Blaster!
Thank goodness for deadlines! I finally got back to prop building after a few months diversion and wow I have really missed making things. (Makes me wonder why I took a break) Above is a commissioned prop from the 1976 movie and later TV show called Logan’s Run. I remember the comic book and seeing a couple tv episodes on TV in rerun, back in the day but, the movie was slightly before my time so to speak. None the less, this is a pretty cool prop to make and I’m really happy with how it turned out!
For those interested in the build, this was constructed from various sizes of PVC pipe and of course my favorite, closed cell foam board. The original movie props used a type of gas ignition to blast out a green gas from the venting tubes on the barrel so the barrel was steel or brass tubing, since this is anon-firing version pvc was quite adequate. :) The original grip was done in bondo but I used Apoxie Sculpt over Bondo simply because I like being able to sculpt with out wearing gloves. I really wanted to add some green LED lights to the barrel to get the general effect of the movie prop but due to a tight schedule leading up to Dragon Con I had to skip past that extra feature this time. One of these days I’ll make another with the LEDs in it! maybe.
I grabbed this photo late in the evening and probably could have done better and with more angles but tempus fugit! Hopefully I’ll have time to get a couple more before this thing heads out but, not sure I’ll get the time.