The Red Skull carries a Luger-like ray gun, powered by a unique Tesseract battery/magazine. Concept art, and auction & art book photos beyond the jump:
A bunch of nice, high-res promo stills of Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger, below the jump:
Yes, October 1941 was the first* appearance of Captain America’s arch-nemesis, The Red Skull; which makes this October his 75th anniversary!
*Side note: While there is a character known as The Red Skull in Captain America #1, CA #7 reveals him to have been an impostor; he is explicitly not the real Johann Schmidt / Red Skull we all know.
I’ll be celebrating by … posting Red Skull related blog entries! Join me, won’t you?
This is based on promo stills, auction pics and screencaps from the film. Mine is scaled to fit my ‘toy’ plastic helmet; you may wish to scale this to suit your helmet:
This is designed to fit within the ‘jigsaw’ edges of a 2 x 2 foot foam floor tile:
Because of this, it is slightly smaller than the ‘real’ prop shields. The proportions are as accurate as I can make them, with my limited reference material, so it can be enlarged, should you wish to do so.