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Warhammer 40K Bolter pistol ‘foamidable’ prop build

Warhammer 40K Bolter pistol ‘foamidable’ prop build

Featured Prop: The Warhammer 40K Bolter pistol ‘Foamidable’. You’ll be seeing a few Foamidable builds here, it’s a sector that greatly interests me and I think great things can be done with this material in whatever form it comes in (be it EVA, compressed, polystyrene or whatever). ‘Foamidables’ is what I’m calling all my foam builds because I think it’s cute! I’m working on a few foam prop builds at the moment as it’s almost Halloween and foam is great for making Halloween props. To begin with though let’s look at the Foamidable Warhammer 40K Bolter pistol prop build.

40K Bolter pistol prop build EVA foam WIP by Nerfenstein

The WIP of the build, primed and filled.

Over on my Facebook Page I mentioned that I had a disaster with this build, so I’ll cover that a bit too. The red Warhamer 40K Bolter pistol is the second one I made, the blue one is the disaster. I wouldn’t sell the blue one as it’s not up to standard, but I took a photo of it anyway, just to show you how just changing the paneling colors lends itself to the different chapters of the Warhammer 40K universe.

Warhammer 40K Bolter pistol foam build foamidable

The Red vs. Blue .. see what I did there Halo fans lol

After getting help from the AWESOME folks who follow me on Facebook (thanks guys!), I settled on the two chapters I was going to theme these after, that being the Ultramarines (Blue) and the Ordo Xenos Deathwatch. I’d like to thank everyone who suggested them and others, but particularly Tom M and Ordo_Malleus on Instagram aka Dag R on Facebook (check out this guys Facebook page, BEAUTIFUL steampunk stuff), as I went with their suggestions.

Warhammer 40K Bolter pistol mdf prop build WIP

This is next and it will be heavy. Not a Foamidable, just FORMIDABLE!

Next up I’m working on an mdf build of the Warhammer 40K Bolter, that baby will be heavy! More on that when the time comes. As always you can commission me to build you a Bolter (with your chapter choice), keep in mind it’s fairly time consuming.

Post written for Nerfenstein’s official blog, sitting neatly at and various other awesome domains on the interwebs.


  1. How much does a custom Bolter cost ?

    • Email me how you want it customized and I’ll let you know 🙂

  2. foamidable i see what you did there whahaha this bolter is amazing, the red one would look great hangin on the wall of the games workshop, you should ask em to buy some.

  3. Great job on this Nerenstein. I think I’ll commission one of these later in the year for Xmas, I’d like a red one with silver highlights, is that possible for you to do in those colors and also with a wax seal on one of the sides? Also will it be under $250 as I saw one in america for that price range?
    Thanks will check back.

    • Hi Zapzick,
      pretty much any color combo you want is doable, as is the wax seal. Yes it will be sub $250. Just email me with what you want and when you need it by and I’ll add you to the commission list.

  4. If you could figure out how to mod a Nerf gun that fires into one of these, you would be a goddess…and also have a waiting list a mile long…

    • I don’t imagine it would be that difficult, just time consuming, I’ll see what I can do ;p

  5. What’s your email address? I was wondering if you could make either a laspistol or Lasgun for me…

    • It’s and it just so happens I have a Lasgun laying around someplace.

  6. i am trying to a costume of an ultramarine and i was wondering if you have the blueprints or if there’s a tutorial

    • You’ll be able to find images of everything you need online I would think. I have a wooden template I use for mine. I don’t have any for any armor as yet.

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