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Discuss various aspects of the Honorverse universe here. Please be mindful of what you post, as not everybody has read the same amount of books. DO NOT post Honorverse fan fiction here under ANY circumstances!
 #30798  by Tracy Newby
 Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:03 pm
Are there any 3D files available for the M7/M9 Pulse Pistols? Would that be a BuNine question? I know that someone had made some very nice pistols, plastic and metal, not terribly long ago (I have held one in my hands). I have a 3D printer and would like to experiment with printing them for use within the club (not looking to sell outside of TRMN).

Thanks,
Tracy Newby
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 #30805  by Thomas Hathaway
 Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:09 pm
I am fairly good with Fusion 360. I could probably knock something out. The only semi canonical image of a pulser is from the SITS supplement: Jayne Intelligence Review .

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If I were building a prop version of this I might start with an Airsoft version of a Ruger Mk I pistol. The grip is about the right shape and angle. I would then disassemble the pistol, render it incapable of firing anything. or possibly make a silicone mold and cast the receiver in resin (to remove all doubt)

I would probably design the upper portion in Fusion 360 3D print it, smooth it out then make another mold from silicone and cast it in resin. I have had some bad luck with 3D printed props de-laminating at cons. Resin props tend to pass the 15 foot rule a little better than printed props as well.
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 #30806  by Duane Kietzmann
 Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:03 pm
Check out House of Steel which has a image. I've included them here.ImageImage

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 #30807  by Tracy Newby
 Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:44 pm
Excellent suggestions. I have one of the nice metal repros that someone had made a while back and am looking at reproducing them since they are no longer in production. I would prefer to 3D print them or 3D print a master and mold off of that as I am leery of recasting directly off of someone else's work.

Tracy
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 #30808  by Tracy Newby
 Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:47 pm
If I can get a good 3D scan off of the one I have or can get some good images I can work from, that is my goal at present. I have access to and experience with silicon molding and resin casting. I can print other Sci-Fi pistols and rifles in sections.

One of the other advantages of either method is to allow space for electronics inside. A print void can be factored in or a hollow casting can be made.

Tracy

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