The Weapons of Science Fiction
(The Propmaker: A
To my father's dismay—he did not even allow toy guns into the house—I not only grew up to become interested in World War II German arms, but the
fictitious prop weapons of science fiction as well.
The imagination and craftsmanship of the propmaker is unparalleled. Not only
must he be an artist, but he must also be an engineer, an historian, a
designer, an electronics expert, a graphic artist, an inventor, a sculptor,
a machinist, a metallurgist, a chemist, a plastics specialist, as well as a
technology and firearms expert. Unfortunately, it is truly sad to watch as
the Hollywood or fan propmaker plies his trade in virtual obscurity.
This site's goal is to reveal,
showcase, and honor the wonderful art of the propmaker. It is about time that
the propmaker was noticed and appreciated. The propmaker stimulates our
imagination, excites our enthusiasm, and provides the tangible evidence of our
creative potential as human beings.
Canada-based Austrian artist Hal Pehlich
extraordinary Blade Runner posters. An archive of his
previous work can be found