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Rail Pistol by IgnusDei Rail Pistol by IgnusDei
Variable Caliber, can use a variety of special caseless rounds with a caliber from the 2mm AP to a 20mm HE grenade. The small size, high power and lack of recoil compensation means this weapon kicks like a mule.

Basic Modeling in Sketchup, Lines done on printed image with micron pigma pens, line cleanup and coloring on photoshop.
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:iconlegato895:
very pleasing shape with a nice unified branding and very easy to understand shapes. i especially enjoy the firing rails as i think they give the shape a finer structural definition that would otherwise be lacking. in terms of functional use perhaps they are a bit exposed, and i would expect even slight deformations to their shape could be catastrophic when firing, if not to the user then to the dart's trajectory. i enjoy the simplicity of the receiver and sighting, and maybe the entire upper assembly could be a battery, but with the detail of the clip being shown my mind is going into full break-down mode.

the most disappointing part of the render for me is the handle, which while not poorly designed - has an odd specular im not too fond of. the recessed bump grip is nice and im not sure how to carry that theme through the rest of the grip but it would be nice.

overall, great presentation and nice design. the way its shown makes it seem like its more special then i suspect it really would be in a world where these things have replaced chemical projectiles.
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MetalicSoul Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018
Hmm that appeals to me, its an impressive design and I'd of kept that thing on me. Question though is how to do maintenance on it and cleaning an such to prevent any problems.
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Chaosian01 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
Cool design, but it looks like a fantastic way to blow off your fingers.
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Dox482 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I have to agree on the handle design, but apart from that this is a gem in the world of concept weapon, incredible simplistic, yet still retains that feeling of your more then dead if catch on the wrong end of this weapon. It hard to pull off a variable caliber weapon, but you hit the mark. Good job, hope to see more. 
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:iconzaku1986:
zaku1986 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good and pretty realistic design.
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mkxx Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
how much ammunition keeps the magazine?
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Masateru47 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ONI inspired, am i wrong?
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Player-Designer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Great work.
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FlickerFrost Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this idea of a pistol. I'm planning on doing some sketches, totally for personal reasons, but I'd like to build upon your concept here. Possibly changing it to put the battery in front where you have the magazine now and move the magazine to the back (since there are no moving parts, no need for a slide like conventional pistols). Plus I'd like to add an LED ammo count display on the back of High Capacity Ammunition Magazines, or a charge meter on the back of HE Grenade Magazines.

Let me know if this is fine with you since you have that Creative Commons license and all going on.
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i changed the creative commons. Just give credit where credit is due and that'll be fine.
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FlickerFrost Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'll be sure to link you in the submission.
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flaketom Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
nice design, really like the clean forms
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Csp499 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice concept.

I'd tear a dog in half just to have a gun like that.
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Lord-Inu-Hanyou Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Question. How can a pistol be able to fire a 20mm round WITHOUT ripping the shooter's arm off?
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
most of the punch for the 20mm HE round would be in its explosive charge, so it wouldn't have to propel the round with the same power as the smaller bullets. But yes, recoil is an issue...one that i tend to ignore in favor of the rule of cool, sometimes :p
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Lord-Inu-Hanyou Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
There's a problem with that. 20mil rounds have more mass then say a 9mil and therefore require more energy to get moving. More energy means more recoil. Too much recoil means massive injury to the body. One should never ignore the recoil rule, IMHO when making anything that shoots a solid projectile, be it sidearm, rifle, or even ship-mounted. Also, when you have a round travelling at hypersonic speeds, you don't need any complex explosives. Afterall, ABM missiles and A-SAT weapons don't use any explosives but a solid mass of metal. When you have a solid mass of metal traveeling and Mach 25(Escape velocity) you don't need any explosives.
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
apparently we're running with the assumption that the 20 mm rounds are solid slugs, but i really should've called them GRENADES. *edits the description*
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Lord-Inu-Hanyou Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Would said grenade be launched from an underslung launcher?
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:iconignusdei:
IgnusDei Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
no. the rails would accommodate the round.
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Lord-Inu-Hanyou Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Interesting.
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Futurender Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Interesting looking design. I like the sections in it (which add a sense of production), but my only concern would be weight. Clips are meant to be closer to the actual point of handling for balance...except on large rifles, but still serve the same purpose. You would have to work a bit harder at keeping this gun steady, and as someone pointed out, you could accidentally blow your fingers off reloading. DOH! However, on a side note, I could see this in a John Woo film and when you user runs out of bullets, he just ejects the clip into the targets face. In slow-motion with doves in the background, of course. :)
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i still fail to see how one could blow ones finger off reloading: it's an electric device with no propellants, and a round doesn't automatically enter the chamber once the clip's in. Even then, you'd have to have your finger on the trigger for an accident to occur.
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Futurender Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Well, don't get me wrong, I'm no expert on handguns or rifles, (which I do not wish to be either) but, if you can imagine being in a firefight and you have to quickly slam another clip in, your fingers are directly over the chamber and I'm presuming the trigger is a feathered one. I've seen some pretty bad nail gun incidents (at our school shop - back in the day), and nails were being loaded from BEHIND...
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
slamming the clip in wouldn't be intuitive, the rails would be in the way, and the clip wouldn't go all the way in. Of course, that's the realm of user error, now. anyone who is familiar with a particular gun knows what NOT to do with one, and probably practices the proper reloading motions until the movements become natural even under fire.

Still, that's not excuse for design flaws. i'll keep that in mind when designing other firearms.
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philby Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it, very Metal Gear :)
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jerungan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
ewh... dificult to reload.. OMG! so lame Gay..

Sry.. just kidding.
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ishee Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
this design is so cool ...
can i request you some thing


can you shoot me in the shoulder with a .45acp with this gun
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jimohazard Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Looks like Solid Snake's SOCOM by shape.. But awesome design
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LoneWolf6155 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Actually it reminds me of weapons designed by Tsutomu Nihei in his manga BLAME!, especially Killey's GBE. If anyone has read it they will know what I am talking about.
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gdje Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Reminds me of the railgun of the MGS games, only that this one is more compact.

Also, thanks to the comment of the game Mass Effect that someone made, I see it now as a secondary weapon for that game of for Dead Space.
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Emperorkarsa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Coolies! I like the final product.

Tell me, can it be used as a staple gun as well? :D
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jakkel02 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Combining of all the different mediums worked really well
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Kahai Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
great pistol, ^__^
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Kraun Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Just wondering about the uhh... rounds fired. I'm not so sure about 2mm armour piercing rounds going at ultrasonic speeds would do much unless you're puncturing the brain from what I understand about the measurement of force being (Mass x Velocity)/Surface area. I'm sure it'd punch through anything, but looking at the size of the round itself, from the picture it'd be like putting a needle through something too cleanly.

I'd imagine if it was a melon shaped metal slug of some sort, then at least it'd transfer the force of the ballistic over the rounded front and create some huge exit wound due to the velocity it travels at.

But thats just me wondering about things I'm not so sure about and technical jargon.


Cool design though, especially how the rails can be moved to accompany larger slugs.
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Mass Effect solved that issue for their small arms by having the rounds "flower on impact" to maximise energy transfer, although i suppose that would serve best against soft targets rather than armored ones.
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Kraun Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Excellent.
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LoneWolf6155 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
I think it's great except for one thing. Inserting the magazine in front makes reloading difficult, especially during a firefight, plus I might blow my fingers off.
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The capacities of either the 2mm AP or the 3 mm antipersonel ammunition magazines are very high, greatly reducing the frequency of reloading. The 2mm one, i estimate, can carry over...(does some math)...err, 2000 slugs? i'll need to recheck that.

As for your fingers,the gun doesn't use any explosive propellants, so all you need to worry about is getting your fingers right in front of the rails.
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LoneWolf6155 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
OK that sounds good. Maybe put the power cell as a magazine in the grip and have that as the main feature in reloads. An ammo and charge counter on the back would be cool. I like the laser sight and the fact that you have open "iron" sights. Either way I want one.
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catboyjc Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
I'd love to see a rifle to go with this.
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You'll get one soon enough :)
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Sweet, where's the battery though? The block on top with the lasersight? And where/how do you select the barrel size, is it automatic?
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i suppose the battery could fit in the grip like a regular ammo clip...although i suppose i should have modeled that, too. Dang.

As for the settings, the large clip has (and I'm only coming up with this now :p ) an engraved barcode detailing the proper power and caliber settings. The gun conforms to them automatically, and tests them by fitting a round into the rails.
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i also thought of integrating a battery into the ammo clip itself, an option that comes at the cost of ammo capacity.
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teemunkle Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009   Digital Artist
very stylish.
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Marx-Paragon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
er... where do the bullets come out? i dont see any barrel....
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
it's a railgun, so the barrel is actually a pair of electrified rails.
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Marx-Paragon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
.... oh isee the barrel now, i know what a rail gun is, it just took me allitle bit of time to see the barrel.

excellent work as alwaysl.
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