The recent release of Vermintide 2 may have shifted attention to that part of Games Workshops’ catalogue, but the maker community is still creating impressive projects for Warhammer 40K.
Williams tells us that this was a commissioned project that took around a week to model as he and the client spoke and made changes.
With both parties happy the 18-hour printing process began using solid black ABS for most of the gun. The needle tube, however, was done in a semi-transparent filament to facilitate the diffusion of light when LEDs are added in the future.
To make that modification easier, the needle section can be removed to get access to the tube. We imagine this also makes moving the print around easier, which is handy for travelling and cosplay.
From here the process of finishing involved sanding, filler primer, more sanding and then a grey primer. The final colours were added by way of airbrush.
If you’d like to your own you’ll need the files available for free from MyMiniFactory as well as quite a bit of filament – with the needle attached the prop measures in at 45 centimetres.