Yesterday I and my dad built one of Lucca’s guns from Chrono Trigger. I followed the design as much as I could to replicate it in wood. After much band saw work, some glue and far more sanding than my knuckles would have liked, I have this!
It still needs some detail work and the gold paint, but it looks pretty close.
In any case, I think it will look a lot better than cobbling together something out of toilet paper rolls about two weeks before PAX.