I have taken on the not insignificant task of building a laser rifle from the Fallout game series. This is a very well known weapon from the game, so I need to make sure to get it correct. I am 3D printing the parts using a file created by Yvo de Haas of Ytec. I previously built a PipBoy with his renders and it is a beautiful piece.
I am incredibly impressed with the files available from Ytec. They are the best I have used. The rifle is a bit complex, but not overly so. Luckily, I have learned enough electronics to get the laser and sound to work. That is right, it will have light and sound. It also has a working reload mechanism, which is actually the part I am concerned with.
Here is a picture of most of the parts for the rifle.
I need to clean them up and prepare for assembly. During this build, my intention is to set up a workspace with adequate lighting so I can stream the process live. If you are interested in what goes into bringing this prop to life, I am setting up a Twitch channel. I am still working on it, so it may be a bit sparse right now. I am also sourcing adequate equipment to make this happen. I will make announcements of broadcasts on my Twitch, Facebook and Twitter. I also plan on making the videos available later on Youtube.