Not going to say much about today’s project, except to say this was one of my favorite Science Fiction weapons when I was a kid. I bought a finished resin model of one some months ago and recently designed and modeled a display stand for it, which you can see here:
And here is today’s progress. I was right. Modeling the basic gun body didn’t take much more than an hour with a highly tesselated cylinder and a few lattices applied.
Honestly, all that needs to be done on this model now is to add the trigger and setting slider. Then I just have to make holes for all of the small pieces (which I intend to model in color and glue in place) and print them.