As we all know Sci-fi is full of iconic weapons. Phasers, light-sabres, blasters of all descriptions and yes even a screwdriver.
One of my favourites has always been the M-41A Pulse Rifle used by the US Colonial Marines on Aliens. The look and sound of it captured my imagination as a child. Yes, I know it was an 18, but I loved SF. This movie never bothered me, perhaps because I knew about filmmaking and model effects I knew it was all make believe. ET and Close Encounters on the other hand, used to terrify me!
Back to the gun though, everything about it just looked right. This was a weapon that would work. Only years later did I learn the props were built using M-1A1 Thompsons and SPAS shotguns.
I have always wanted one, and seeing how the airsoft version is outside of my budget, I was thrilled when I came across a 1:1 scale card kit on evilbay for a mere £12. I had to get it.
The kit is printed in full colour on several A4 sheets of glossy card. Most of the construction is pretty simple, just being blocks and boxes. I will be swap a few pieces, barrels and some smaller details from plastic parts. I think it will give a better finish, particularly the barrels as I doubt I will get a perfect cylinder shape.
It's been a few years since I've built a card kit and certainly nothing on this scale. I'm sure I will have plenty of questions during my build.