Sorry for the lack of content on the site, but I’ve had some real difficulties getting logged in and I tend to put off dealing with password and login credentials as long as possible when other avenues are available (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc..). I think I have all the problems sorted and you shall be seeing a lot more action here as a result. Thanks for standing resolute and keeping me on your watch list, I promise to repay that kindness soon!
So here’s the Thorn Hand Cannon I finally brought through the process of going from 3D print to resin cast awesomeness. This particular piece was really decked out with real leather and some additional carving on the bridge of the barrel, but it is destined to be part of a raffle where the money is being donated to help some kids who could really use any money that can be donated. It was a good reason to put all my efforts into it and I hope you like the results.
For anyone yearning for their own 14″ Thorn to add to the trophy wall, please email me at email@example.com for price and availability. Thank you!
Thorn Hand Cannon by Johnson Arms Replicas and Props
Here are a few recent commissions I did for the very steampunk-flavored ‘Dark Eyes’ Sonic Screwdriver. They were designed in 3D and printed, before being molded for a stronger body. I don’t do very many because the of the time involved, but if you’ve been after one I think this fan-made replica is pretty close and feels very authentic. It is a touch smaller than the original, but Paul McGann approved of it recently when he saw one in person, haha!
They are also available with a clear crystal and they do light up. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested, thanks!
While I’m still trying to get back to emails, I am posting quite a lot on Instagram for anyone interested! As always, I can be reached directly at email@example.com for any commissions or other work inquiries. Thank you!
Here’s a recent commission that utilized a great cast from Impact props. I decided to do a chrome version before adding the darker paint job that you see in the game. I think it looks pretty awesome like this and the intricate design really gets a chance to be appreciated with the brighter color. If anyone’s interested in having one for themselves, just let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks!
Here’s a project I’ve been working on for a while now and it’s finally far enough along to show some progress It’s built off of a Nerf Vucan with a lot of fabricated and found parts. I hope you guys will approve and I look forward to showing you folks the finished product soon!
Hey Folks! Welcome back for what I hope will be an awesome year here in 2014! In addition to putting out some great new projects, I’m really excited to be making it out to some conventions and festivals this year! One that I’m really excited about is the Space Coast Nerd Fest in Melbourne, Florida (http://www.spacecoastnerdfest.org/) on April 12th. I’ll be part of a panel on prop making along with a number of other builders, so you’ll definitely want to check that out! We’ll also have a booth to show off some of the work you see here on the website as well as hopefully answer questions you might have! This will be a lot more than you’re use to at the typical convention, so I encourage you to check it out!
I’ll be posting more events as the year progresses, but in the meantime, be sure to check back for all the cool props and videos that are on the way!
As always, thank you very much for your support and I’ll see you guys soon!
Hey guys! Sorry for the slow posting here lately, it’s been quite hectic in the shop and when that happens I tend to forget about posting up the results. Now that the convention season is over I will get back into my usual groove, I promise!
Today’s projects is the Rueful Axe from Skyrim, but with a few changes made mainly to the handle. The friend who requested this piece will be using it on the wall of his Viking-style “Great Hall”. We decided to make the handle longer to better balance the weight of that massive axe head and it also made the overall piece more substantial for displaying.
The blade was originally sculpted in clay by my pal Robert Righter. It was then moulded and cast with resin before the paint was applied. The handled is a combination of real wood and epoxy clay that was used to make the collar pieces as well as the ringed cap at the bottom.
Thanks for checking it out and please check back soon for more cool stuff. If you have a chance, also check out and subscribe to my Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/johnsonarms) where I’ll be posting up videos of the finished projects as well as more tutorials and advice for those also interested in making props! Thank you!
Hello there! Welcome back for another installment of “what is Brian doing now??” It’s been a few weeks since the last update, so I’ll add some photos of works in progress as well as a few finished pieces. If you have any questions or wish to inquire about a commission, please send me an email at email@example.com. Thanks!
I wanted to share the latest prop build here at Johnson Arms. After seeing the new film Elysium and looking through the “Art of” book, I was possed with the idea pf building my very own Chemrail replica. It just so happens that the new Nerf Centurion is 39in long and exactly the same as the prop used in the film. This was obviously fate taunting me and I fell for it
Below is the result of a two day, 30 hour speed build. There are elements I wished to include, but could not include unfortunately. I hope you will see past these issues and still enjoy the results. I give all my thanks to the artists at WETA who made the original and get a kick out of seeing it in Nerfy form, haha.
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Johnson Arms Replicas and Props
Hey Folks! I wanted to share some of the new custom pieces that I’ve been working on, I hope you will enjoy them There is quite a backlog of photos to upload so I’ll try to get after posting them all as soon as I can!
If you are interested in your own Johnson Arms piece, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!