Lady Blackhawk’s Custom Colt 1911


The Colt M1911 was the standard issue side-arm for the US Armed Forcesfor about 70 years, from it’s introduction in 1911, until it’s replacement in the late 80s to early 90s by the M9. It saw action in WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam. It was a reliable and popular weapon (during WWII, some 1.9 million were produced), so it seemed a pretty likely firearm of choice for a certain time-displaced WWII pilot, and a base was readily available in the form of an air-soft gun.

Not the actual starting piece, since I forgot to take pictures, bery VERY similar.

First up was to disassemble the gun. I took out the firing mechanism and some weights that were there to give it heft. Better to be light in this case, since it’ll spend most of it’s time in a holster – it just needs to look good. Then, I cut/filed the extended orange barrel so that it would sit inside the gun housing, and filled it with putty. After masking off the gold symbols on the handle, and a coat of spray paint later, it was ready to be weathered.

I just used some silver enamel to scuff up the high points, to give it a well used feel, and Amelia embroidered a couple of Blackhawk logos that went into place over the crappy looking wanna-be eagles on the sides of the grip with Krazy Glue.










All in all, it turned out great. I’m looking forward to Amelia taking this costume to one of the bigger shows,  like Dragon*Con, where props like this won’t cause over-reactions. As it was, it stayed home for Gem City Comic Con, once we realized it was taking place on a college campus.


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