Two new paintings. First, a favorite Beach...
Next, a quick weapon design, meant for use on Mars, the M-0908 Submachine Gun
is reasonably light considering its size, and the moving parts are well
shielded to survive in the harsh sandy mars landscape. This weapon is
not meant to be pretty with lots of curves and sleek design, just highly
reliable and functional.
A note on the design: Of all the things one can design, I feel that
weapons, especially guns, are one of the hardest. There's just so many
factors to consider: How will it be held while firing? Is there enough
room to properly grip the gun? Will it be for a human or non-human
combatant? Is it too big or small? Is the barrel large enough for
whatever sized bullet it'll use? Where do the bullet casing come out of?
etc. It's like my first architectural design class where the teacher
suddenly hits us with all this information: The average doorway needs to
be X size so that the average piece of furniture can make it through.
The average desk should be X height so it fits the average sized person.
The rise and run of an average staircase should be X/Y so it feels
comfortable to the average gait. It was crazy, all of this thought had
gone into something that I had used my entire life, and yet had never
really noticed. Anyways, back to guns, the other factor that makes it
hard is how many gun geeks there are in the design community (and I use
the term geek with the highest reverence), so anyways, hopefully I
didn't screw up too badly :) I did my research, but I'm sure I've
neglected to think of lots of things. But everyone's gotta start
somewhere. Feel free to critique if you'd like, this has certainly been a
valuable learning experience.
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