Harley Quinn is enjoying alot of popularity these days and you can't go to a Con or browse cosplay pics without running into a least half a dozen Harleys. She's always been popular but the Suicide Squid movie has put her over the top. As you might expect from the success of the Suicide Squad movie, "Suicide" Harley Quinn with her fishnets, high heels, and "Good Night" bat make up the vast majority of current Harley cosplay. But I've always had a soft spot for classic Harley Quinn with her simple black and red jumpsuit and jester hat. A few Harley Cosplayers are breaking away from the crowd and revisiting Classic Harley Quinn with some pretty spectacular results.
Because I wanted to do something to show my appreciation for those cosplayers still representing old school Harley Quinn, I decided to work on a Classic Harley Quinn Pop-Gun.
A quick Google search gave me a pretty good view of what was out there and while alot of it was good, alot of it was improvised out of foam board and tubing. Great for the personal use maybe, but not something I'd want to offer in my shop since quality and consistency would be hard to maintain. Given that I have a few 3D Printers, I thought, "Easy! I'll find me a good blue print and presto!" Not so fast. Thingiverse and Myminifactory revealed some pretty scant choices. Had no one thought of doing a good Harley pop gun? Well, turns out there's two good options for us pop gun enthusiast. There's the "Haley Quinn Cork Gun by Souleatergaming on Thingiverse and the simpler but still pretty good Harley Pop Gun by Tastyrice.
Being a bit ambitious, I went for the most complicated piece by Souleatergaming and after some slicing and and dicing on Meshmixer to get the parts the way I like them, off to the printer.
Souleatergaming 's blueprints for the Harley Gun actually very good, but my one big gripe with the design is that it simply doesn't have a barrel. I know it's supposed to look like that, but it looks like some thing's missing. I thought about designing a barre to mix into the blueprint, but decided to go manual and just took a 2" PVC pipe and glued it to the front of the gun, a 2" cork from Amazon and some twine, and the result is...a pretty cool looking Classic Harley Quinn Pop Gun. I primed it and painted simple black with some red highlights on the diamonds and hearts and my Harley Quinn Pop Gun was done!
I was so tempted to add some gold to compliment the red and black but decided to stick to the classic look of black and red.
Now I have a bit more time, I may actually design a 3D Printed barrel for this piece instead of having to run out to Home Depot to get PVC pipe each time I want to make one.
If anyone is interested in purchasing one of these, you can find them through my shop at Geek House Creations.com or if more convenient, my Etsy shop listing for Harley Quinn Pop Gun.
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