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A completely new, original design from prop maker Bill Doran, created for DIY makers, costumers and collectors alike!
519 backers pledged $33,057 to help bring this project to life.

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$30k Stretch goal bumper sticker and stencil concepts!

Stencil Concept Art by Phil Branesky
Stencil Concept Art by Phil Branesky
Bumper Stickers
Bumper Stickers
Stencil Concepts by April Ness
Stencil Concepts by April Ness

Fully funded! Stretch Goals at $30k and $35k!

Thank you all so very much for taking this all the way to 100%! I have some really fantastic stretch goals that we can totally meet in the next week.

$30,000 - Upgrades for all Backers

  • $5 backers will get the wallpapers.
  • $10 will get even more wallpapers and I will commission some artist friends to come up with some really amazing designs.
  • $25, $45, and $65 backers will get a collection of Space Gun Themed vinyl bumper stickers!
  • All of the kit level backers will get the bumper stickers AND a set of vinyl stencil stickers for detailing their kits. The stencils will be designed by some of my amazing designer friends!
  • The Collector’s Edition guns will all get finished, removable scope and under barrel accessory pieces!
  • The Custom and Legacy edition guns will get everything.

$35,000 - “Making the Space Gun” Behind the Scenes Mini Documentary

  • Gun Design Inception
  • Crafting the Kickstarter Campaign
  • Running the Campaign
  • Producing and Distributing the Gun Kits
  • Free for everyone on my YouTube channel


More new rewards!

I've added a new kit PLUS accessory reward! Check out these really cool additions that you can add to your kit!

The scope and hand guard accessory prototypes.
The scope and hand guard accessory prototypes.
A prototype gun sporting the unpainted prototype accessories.
A prototype gun sporting the unpainted prototype accessories.

Update: New rewards added!

I've added the new "Kit & Kaboodle" level that includes the kit plus all of the rewards that come before it. Upgrade today!

There is another new, one of a kind, $1,200 level. It's the Volpin Level. Master prop maker Harrison Krix has agreed to modify, paint and finish one of my Space Gun kits for one fortunate backer of my project. His concepts are truly inspiring. You can check out the rest of Harrison's incredible work at volpinprops.com.

Concepts for the Volpin Level
Concepts for the Volpin Level

Day 10 Update - New painted prototype!

The two current Prop Space Gun Prototypes
The two current Prop Space Gun Prototypes

The story:

Hi everyone! My name is Bill Doran and I make props for a living. It wasn't always like that. For years I was climbing the corporate ladder at a desk job and did prop making and costuming on the side as a hobby. About a year ago I decided to forego the corporate lifestyle, shed the shackles of my desk, and take my hobby full time! I started my own, one man company called Punished Props! Since then I've been building many replicas, mostly from video games.

Some of my Past Pieces
Some of my Past Pieces

I've decided to take my small business in a bold new direction by offering a completely new, all original design of a prop space gun. I've spent the last couple of months designing and building a prototype and am ecstatic with the results.

Finished Prototype
Finished Prototype

My main goal is to create many unpainted plastic kits. I know that there are thousands of DIY makers and costumers out there who are looking for a unique piece for their next project or costume. This space gun kit can be modified, assembled, and painted with a near infinite number of possibilities.

Custom Paint Options
Custom Paint Options

I've designed it to be modular. It has room for electronics and custom parts & accessories.

Space Pistol Design Print
Space Pistol Design Print

I am beyond excited to see what you guys come up with!

Prototype Kit
Prototype Kit

I also want this gun to be available to collectors. I know that my work has grown in popularity over the last year and there is a demand for finished, painted pieces that have been painted by me. So, I will also be offering limited runs of "collector edition" space guns.

Service Manual & Painting/Assembly Guide
Service Manual & Painting/Assembly Guide

Thank you so much for helping make my dream project a reality!

-Bill

Risks and challenges

There's a chance that nobody will like my design and no one will want one of their own. However, I think it's a pretty rad design that people will really like!

I may need to hire on extra people to get large quantities of kits made. New workers means taking a chance that their levels of quality and productivity may not be on par with mine. Fortunately, since I do this full time, I can afford to dump all of my "free time" into fulfilling kit orders myself if necessary.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Thank you! Have a digital copy of my book!

    A Beginner's Guide to Making Mind Blowing Props: Cheap and easy ways to create amazing props that will make YOU stand out from the crowd.

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    My digital prop making book PLUS a collection of Prop Space Gun fine art desktop wallpaper images designed to look amazing on all of your tablets, computers, and smart phones!

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    All previous rewards plus a 12"x18", signed design print of the space pistol. These high quality prints will be signed by me, Bill Doran!

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    All previous rewards plus a printed service manual booklet of the space pistol. This booklet tells the fictional tale of the space pistol as and gives you some pointers for finishing and painting your space gun.

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    All previous rewards, plus a mini key chain version of the space pistol!

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    This is the main product of this project. It's an unpainted plastic kit of the Prop Space Gun, plus the service manual booklet. It comes in several pieces to be assembled and painted by you! With this high quality kit you get something unique that I made and you also get to customize and personalize it yourself! The kit comes with a main receiver, barrel assembly, battery "clip", handle, side accessories, and trigger pieces.

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    The Kit & Accessories level. This includes the blank space gun kit, the service manual, plus the scope and hand guard accessory pieces.

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    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    The Kit & Kaboodle level: You get the space gun kit and everything lower reward. This includes the Key chain, print, service manual, wallpapers, and digital prop making book.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Instead of getting one of my kit guns, do you have your own prop project and want some help planning the build? I will help you plan and design a prop project that you're working on over a 2 hour Skype call.

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    Kit & Accessories & Kaboodle level! This is the whole shooting match. It includes the blank space gun kit, the scope & hand guard pieces, digital book, wallpaper files, signed print, service manual, AND the key chain!

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    Both the Prop Space Gun Kit (w/service manual) AND a 2 hour Skype call where I help you plan your assembly & paint of the gun OR any other prop project you're working on!

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    Pledge $450 or more About $450

    The Collector's Edition. This is a limited run of 10 fully finished and painted space guns. They will each be hand painted by me. Each one will have a unique serial number in the series. The paint job will be unique to these 10 guns.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    The Custom Edition. Do you want a version of my gun kit that is finished and painted by be, but have some kind of crazy, awesome paint job in mind? This reward is for you! We can work together to build a completely custom look for your one-of-a-kind prop gun.

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    Pledge $1,200 or more About $1,200

    The Volpin Level. This is a truly one of a kind version of the Space Gun. It will be a kit of the gun that will be modified, finished, and painted by Harrison Krix of Volpin Props. He has drawn up some inspiring concept images of his take on my gun that prove this will be a singular masterpiece for one fortunate backer.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    The Legacy Edition. This is a one of a kind, finished and painted gun. I will paint and finish it however you like. It will come with a unique carrying/display case. Most importantly, you will get to name this entire line of gun kits. You could even name it after yourself. Something like the "X11-Bill" has a pretty awesome ring to it. I reserve the right to veto any name that I feel might limit the potential for me to market this product.

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