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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com if you’re interested, thanks!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
This weekend is MegaCon in Orlando, Florida and I’ll be there with my son and some friends! If you’re planning to be there, I hope to get a chance to meet ya Although I don’t plan to carry an armload of props, I will be planning to bring a few things just for fun.
Here’s a few photos of a new Nerf Strongarm pistol I’m working on. These are just progress photos, but you’ll hopefully get a feel for where its going, style-wise. (the carbon fiber vinyl on the cylinder is temporary for the photo)
This particular model has the full-rollout mod on the cylinder as well as the removal of both air restrictions. It’s become a pretty powerful blaster with those minor changes. Final photos should be up soon and it is available for anyone interested!
So I have been testing paint on foam for some big projects later this year. As a result, I think I have found a good formula to make the these foam weapons “realistic” and pretty durable. Some extended testing will be done, but I feel confident that if you need a cool prop for your convention persona, these should work great.
Email me if you have any interest in placing an order, thanks!
I will also be posting some new videos this evening on YouTube. They show the props in this post if you’d like to see more (and hear me rattle on! Heh). A search for “Johnson Arms” on youtube should find my channel!