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Groovy Guns from Weta

Posted by kiwiscanfly on May 29, 2007

Weta GunWired presents a gallery of artwork that inspired Weta’s collectible rayguns: “I started drawing these things just for fun,” says Greg Broadmore “I did dozens of designs, all really stylized and Flash Gordon looking. I remember those black and white serials playing on TV as a kid and the imagery always stuck with me. Really hokey, but really scary and weird at the same time. And, of course, if you’re a fan of classic rayguns you’ll see the influence of the old toy rayguns. The Buck Rogers disintegrator pistol — of course directly referenced in Han Solo’s blaster in Star Wars — is iconic, and that original raygun, along with many others, inspired me massively.'”

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