Ray Gun Sculpture

This fantastic ray gun sculpture will bring your childhood adventure fantasies flooding back.
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Scott Nelles

$170.00

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Zip! Zap! Wow!

Look out, Captain! The creature is behind you!

It's been a long time since you felt the thrill of those classic sci-fi adventures, whether in a darkened theater or on the Saturday morning TV screen. Your tastes in entertainment may have matured since then, but one blast from this fantastic laser gun replica will bring that old magic flooding back.

Either a grown-up toy or a youthful work of art, this galactic artifact is the creation of Michigan artist, Scott Nelles. Nelles uses a sand mixture to create casts of his original prototype (an exact copy of one given to me by alien beings, he insists), and then pours molten bronze and recycled aluminum into the forms. The resulting sculpture has a rich texture and patina, as if battle-worn from your days in the Galactic Cadets. With the included display stand, it makes a far-out conversation piece for your home or office. Handmade in Michigan.

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Made in Michigan

Scott Nelles

created by

Scott Nelles

location

Michigan

Scott Nelles works with bronze and aluminum using one of the most time-tested processes in existence: sand casting. This process involves building the object's shape from packed sand and then filling the cavity with molten metal. This process produces a subtle texture that adds to the character of each piece, making them seem handmade yet straight from the machine age.

Nelles' fascination with metal casting and clay sculpting began as a young boy. He began his 30-year career by educating himself at Western Michigan University, Oakland Community College and The Center for Creative Studies.

Of metal, he states, "I have created work in many different media, but I have always been led back to the same conclusion. There is nothing so durable, so inherently endowed with wealth of longevity and quality as metal."

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
recycled aluminum, bronze
Measurements
15" L x 6" H
Notes
Display stand included (shown towards the right side of the image; the vertical beam propping up the barrel of the Ray Gun.
Item ID
19973

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UncommonGoodsRay Gun Sculpture
 
5.0

(based on 13 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (11)
  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Display (12)
  • Gifts (7)
  • Ambience (6)
  • Home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (9), Artist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5), Yes (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5), Husband (3), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (5), Birthday (4)

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5.0

Great gift!!!

By 

from Oregon

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Ray Gun Sculpture:

I gave this to my husband for a 10th wedding anniversary gift (aluminum), and couldn't be happier with my gift choice! He is so hard to buy for (because he buys whatever he needs/wants)...and he absolutely loves his ray gun!!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Husband
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Anniversary

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5.0

THE GUN OF THE FUTURE!

By 

from 2ND AMENDMENT, US CONSTITUTION

About Me Collector

Pros

  • Visually Pleasing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Display

    Comments about UncommonGoods Ray Gun Sculpture:

    THIS BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF A FUTURISTIC RAY GUN IS REALISTIC, ESPECIALLY THE GRIP AND TRIGGER DETAILS. HOWEVER, I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS DEPICTION OF A GUN, ESPECIALLY WITH IT'S SIZE, GRIP AND TRIGGER DETAILS DO NOT FALL UNDER YOUR "heightened concern about gun violence" POLICY. I FEEL IT IS UNFAIR TO THE ARTISTS WHO MAKE THE BULLET PENS, THE BULLET CASING CUFFLINKS, THE REVOLVER PEN HOLDER AND THE THINK BEFORE YOU INK PEN HOLDER. THEIR ITEMS ARE BEING DISCONTINUED DUE TO YOUR POLICY, WHILE THIS ITEM, WHICH IS AN OBVIOUS REPRESENTATION OF A GUN, IS NOT. PLACING THIS RAY GUN IN YOUR POCKET WITH ONLY THE GRIP SHOWING WOULD CERTAINLY LOOK LIKE A FIREARM. YOUR POLICY IS SKEWED!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Great gift for my husband

    By 

    from Tulsa, Oklahoma

    About Me Collector

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Display
      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Ray Gun Sculpture:

      My husband loved the Ray gun! He thought it was absolutely perfect.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      5.0

      Great art at a reasonable price

      By 

      from Tamarac, FL

      About Me Collector

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Ambience
      • Display

      Comments about UncommonGoods Ray Gun Sculpture:

      First piece from Scott.
      It's really visually pleasing and the craftsmanship is top notch.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      5.0

      Beautiful piece of art

      By 

      from TX

      About Me Artist, Collector, Decorator

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Visually Pleasing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ambience
        • Display
        • Gifts
        • Home

        Comments about UncommonGoods Ray Gun Sculpture:

        Beautifully crafted

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        A fully functional* raygun with heft!

        By 

        from Cooper Mountain, Oregon

        About Me Collector

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

        • Visible 2010 Copyright Dt

        Best Uses

        • Ambience
        • Display

        Comments about UncommonGoods Ray Gun Sculpture:

        I was looking for a classic sci fi raygun to complement 2 others for my den shelves. This piece visually fit the bill perfectly. The artist made great use of metal, particularly with the multiple hues. The added bonus of the prop stand saved me the trouble of trying to construct one. The packaging was superb with the use of the little cardboard "peanuts". My only complaint, which is very minor, is that the 2010 copyright date is visable on the lower grip base which kind of takes the mystique out of the scifi. Perhaps moving it to the bottom? Did I mention quite pleasingly hefty? - although I guess that wouldn't matter in zero G...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        5.0

        Out of this World

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        from Staten Island, NY

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        Pros

        • Visually Pleasing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display
          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Ray Gun Sculpture:

          This was a birthday gift for my fiancee who grew up watching Star Trek and Lost in Space. When he opened it, it brought back wonderful memories of wanting to be Captin Kirk or Don West fighting off the aliens. In addition, my fiancee is not only an artist himself, but also an art collector, and this truly is a piece of art, and it has a prominent place in his collection.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

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          5.0

          Everything I ever wanted in a raygun!!

          By 

          from Seattle, Washington

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Install
          • Fantastic Sculpture
          • Visually Pleasing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • A Great Ambient Display
            • Ambience
            • Display
            • Great Display

            Comments about UncommonGoods Ray Gun Sculpture:

            Wonderful Sculpture. I love it!! How could anyone not love it, too?

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            perfect!

            By 

            from central Illinois

            About Me Collector

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Visually Pleasing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Display

              Comments about UncommonGoods Ray Gun Sculpture:

              unique gift

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              5.0

              super cool in person!

              By 

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Decorator, Decorator For Sci Fi Fan

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Display
                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Ray Gun Sculpture:

                  looks very authentic

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                  • No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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