1920's introduced us to the retro styled artwork that I have learned to love. Buck Roger's toy raygun sparked the mind of the young and restless to a time in the future of martians and space surfing.
One day whilst looking up Star Wars information on the internet, I happened upon a wonderful site and distributor of what now consumes most of my time. This site was home to a prop company named Weta, from New Zealand. Some of the artists from Weta assumed the alias of Dr. Grordbort and began making rayguns. However beautiful Dr. Grordbort's rayguns are, I cannot afford to spend $700 on each of them. At 18 miles per gallon on my 95' Lincoln Town Car, money runs pretty short here. It didn't really take me too long before I realized how bad I NEEDED one...so if I couldn't buy one, then I had to make my own.
As far as the washers that are on the candlestick barrel; these were just leftover parts from previous projects. However, one of my favorite parts of the guns has to be the handle. It was made out of an LED flashlight that I got for my birthday and had no personal use for it. However, adding a filter onto the end and a brass piece over where the switch was, it turned into the perfect handle. I definitely think that the bold "LASER" inscription on it adds to the raygun's futuristic feel.