HOWTO make a fanciful "futuresque" handgun prop

BouncingBall's been building himself a fanciful fake handgun, and has documented the process on Instructables with a good HOWTO:

This is a project I've been working on for a few weeks now. I basically wanted a cool hand gun. I didn't fancy any replica movie props, and the law makes it hard to buy normal replica guns. so i made my own.