Fallout Laser Pistol

 

ABOUT:

I have been playing the Fallout games since the 90s and always loved how they mixed an art deco aesthetic with a cool 1950's retro futurism. I liked the model for the laser pistol because it had a clunky design that looked like it had just barely passed the prototype phase before it went into mass production.

 

BUILD:
This build was mostly straight forward. The hard part was making the handle since its ergonomic shape was going to be difficult to do accurately with cut paper. I opted to try my hand with papier-mâché and was very happy with the end result. The papier-mâché was rough and had a nice weathered look to it. I also tried some new methods for the weathering on the metal. I did washes in brown, yellow, and black and then went back and dry brushed on silver to reclaim some of the color. I also misted on some clear coat to give it a rough surface. The process worked out very well.

 

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Finished Model: