Devil May Cry: Dante's Guns
I was commissioned to make a pair of static props from the video game "Devil May Cry".
I cut the frame for the guns from 3/4" MDF and used a router bit to cut slots for the trigger, hammer and trigger guard.
I made a 2" deep hole for the barrel. The rivets on the guns were simulated by drilling a shallow hole with a forstner drill bit.
The port on the top of the barrel was first drilled through with a 1/4" bit and then cut out with a razor saw.
I used a router bit to cut out the side slot and the ejection port.
I used strips of .040 styrene for the side of the slide. The trigger, guard and hammer were epoxied into place.
I used a strip of styrene for the rail strip.
More styrene shaped for the front sight.
Each gun had different hammers and rear sights. All were made from styrene.
Since I wanted to preserve the wood grain, made grips from 1/4" poplar.
The grips were shaped with router and sanding. The cameos on the grips were cut with a router.
The grips were stained. Ivory got a Maple stain while Ebony got an Ebony stain (not pictured)
After the wood was sealed, I pasted in laser prints to match the originals.
The inscriptions on the side were drawn on using a metallic paint marker.