Megatokyo Sony Killstick
During the spring semester, the anime club on my college campus would hold a convention. They'd take over at least one of the campus buildings and show anime all weekend. About a week and a half before the convention in 2002, one of the guys in the club told me he wanted to make a killstick from Megatokyo. Always up for a challenge I told him I'd help. As it turned out I pretty much made the thing myself with his funding. Not that either of us minded.
All I had to go on was the single comic it was in, and a color rendering of the same comic. After figuring out some basic dimensions we cut out some 3/4" blue foam and laminated it together. I used posterboard for the black areas, foamcore for the heatsink and scope body, and various other parts for the greeblies on the gun uncluding a CPU fan, a Planters Nuts lid for the scope, wire, spraypaint cap, and a paint pot lid. The entire thing was coated in a thickly mixed powdered tempra. Once that was dry I spray painted it the right colors. We managed to finish with 2 days to spare. The first 3 pictures below are just after completion. The rest have been taken at various cons. If any of these are your pics, let me know and I'll credit them. From what I hear, the guy I made it for got it signed by the writers of the comic and needs another one now. :-)