50. Archer Heavy Rocket Launcher
Well here we are again; it’s always such a pleasure. It’s finally done! This prop honestly required a ton of work in every field. The barrel is two sheets of foam glued together, and the majority details are additional foam pieces glued on. You’d think the sight would be pretty easy to make, right? Wrong. Because it’s just a small piece of foam hanging off the size of this massive prop, it’s broken off innumerable times. Also, it was a massive challenge to make sure everything was smooth and nice, which is always hard on cylinders, especially something of this size. Painting was probably the worst, since the Archer has so much surface area. I also lost my inspiration to finish the prop half-way through making it, since after playing the Destiny beta, every other video game seemed dull and repetitive. Also, painting the reticle was difficult, as the paint wouldn’t stick to the acrylic. I solved this by scraping up the areas on it that I’d paint with a piece of metal, giving the paint a rougher surface to adhere to. Ultimately, though, I’m very pleased with the results, and I’m glad I pulled through to finish it (mainly so I can get on to making the Monte Carlo for my Hunter cosplay photoshoot)!