Props Wizard Conjures Up Team Fortress 2 Goodness

Props Wizard Conjures Up Team Fortress 2 Goodness

Now, which class shall I play ... that Ambassador's looking pretty good right about now!

Nathan Longest is a prop-making god. Of that there can be no question, and as evidence I submit to you the following exceptionally sweet Team Fortress 2 items. There's something for almost everyone, from the Sniper's rifle to the treacherous Spy's Ambassador. Nor does he stop with just a few pictures; if you want to peek behind the scenes and see how the magic comes together, his blog details exactly how he made that Scattergun look so beautiful.

He first got the Team Fortress 2 bug from a cosplay-happy friend, who wanted the perfect Sniper outfit. That outfit later had its debut at Anime Expo L.A. 2012; there's a gallery of shots over here. Once the Rifle was complete, he started getting requests for other items, and soon realized he was having too much fun to stop. "Sasha, the Heavy's Minigun, is on deck," says Longest, "and I won't be satisfied until I can arm every class from this game!"

More power to him. Incidentally, if you were wondering whether such items are available for purchase, the answer is a definite yes, but I hope you've been paid recently. Even Sasha's 1.25 calibre cartridges do not come that cheap, but then, at least Longest's version won't be nearly as expensive as the original.

Source: HVD Props

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Does he do hats? HIYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!

He has now upgraded to Uber Ambassador. Not even Danny Glover could make a dent in that diplomatic immunity :P

Karloff:
if you want to peek behind the scenes and see how the magic comes together, his blog details exactly how he made that Scattergun look so beautiful.

I'll save you the trouble: he made a Scattergun, that's how.

PunkRex:
Does he do hats? HIYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!

With a surgical saw like that, he probably sticks to scalping instead.

$146 for the Ambassador. Holy shit, I want it so bad but would I even be able to get it into the country? I think Australia confiscates any gun shaped items at customs, even if they're fake. I don't want to spend that money unless I knew for certain I could proudly display it in my home. It really is a gorgeous revolver.

The Ambassador and Scattergun look awesome, but that Bonesaw just doesn't cut it.

I like Volpin Props' Force-a-Nature better than this scattergun. It actually looks cartoony like the real thing. This guy puts too much weathering on his props; they look more like something from a "gritty, realistic" game.

That sniper rifle will be mine someday.

Wow. Just...WOW

238U[1]

[1] We are accustomed to look upon the shackled form of a conquered monster, but there--there you could look at a thing monstrous and free. It was unearthly, and the men were--No, they were not inhuman. Well, you know, that was the worst of it--this suspicion of their not being inhuman. It would come slowly to one. They howled, and leaped, and spun, and made horrid faces; but what thrilled you was just the thought of their humanity--like yours--the thought of your remote kinship with this wild and passionate uproar. Ugly. Yes, it was ugly enough; but if you were man enough you would admit to yourself that there was in you just the faintest trace of a response to the terrible frankness of that noise, a dim suspicion of there being a meaning in it which you--you so remote from the night of first ages--could comprehend. And why not? The mind of man is capable of anything--because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. --Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

I need that Scattergun.

Holy crap. Those are incredible likenesses. Very cool!

 

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