Published on August 18th, 2014 | by Khloe Khaos
Jinx From League Of Legends Zapp! Gun
I’m Khloe Khaos and I’m here to show you how I made Jinx’s little Zap gun from League of Legends!
I made the gun for myself as I cosplayed jinx at MCM in May and at London Anime & Gaming Con in July.
The gun itself isn’t very big, but it is an odd shape. To get the right shape and size, I created a template in Photoshop using a photo of the gun taken in-game. I then printed it out so I had something to work from.
The handle is made from a battery pack as its lights up. FOr this I used EL wire. I built the shape up using expandable foam then shaped it more with tin foil and then used clay to smooth the shape out..
The clean parts of the gun are made from sheets of acetate. I kept the sheets curved by using parts of a plastic cup and hot glue. I added the wire to a smaller tube which I then placed into the larger one. This was the hardest part. The end of the gun is a lid with a diamond paper weight. Once it was all glued together I applied paper mache over the clay. To make the gun stronger and smoother I added a mixture of polyfilla powder and PVA glue over the paper mache. Once dry I used foam to add more defined details. Also you can sand down the polyfilla so its super smooth.
I then painted it gold with acrylic paint then used some black to make it look dirty and below is the final result!
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