The challenge was simple: could I make a model “Ray Gun” small enough to fit inside a 4-inch glass globe? After many trials and errors, I found a design that was pleasing. I knew I wanted to make a custom base that gave the impression of a bullet belt, but I realized that Ray Guns probably don’t use bullets. Instead, I made the custom base using glass fuses, which seemed plausible.
The copper discs at the base of the gun are not pennies; they are individual molds of antique military buttons. Instead of “snow” we floated a whirlwind of tiny silver specks, which gives the impression of “rays” without the risk. At AnomolyCon in Denver, this was one of the most popular of all the snowglobes displayed.