I took a commission to build Samus Aran's pistol from Metroid: Other M. This was built in about 2 months, and it's a one-off build. Primary construction includes layered 1/4" MDF and layered 2mm sintra. The pistol was built hollow to accommodate electronics (the barrel lights up when you pull the trigger) and to help reduce weight when holstered in the thigh holster. The entire project included the pistol, a vacuum-formed holster, and a custom made thigh pad to which the holster attaches.
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