Hi All! I guess I'll get in on this one.
@ Redystra: I know, I don't know why nobody gets in on these things. Its too bad. I've been trying my best to get in on as many of these as I can lately. It would be cool to get more people involved.
As for your WIP, I like the form, it has nice proportions. I might think about the overall concept a little more though. It feels a little "generic laser gun-y". Try to think about what might set this apart from other laser guns based on the fact that it is ONLY for dueling. What can be removed? What might need to be added? Try to think of a story surrounding the object. Just a few thoughts.
@ Mongoose King: Cool idea. I'm envisioning space pirates settling their scores with this on the bridge of a cobbled together space ship. I'm excited to see what comes of it.
@ Shmaba: I like the proportion of 4 the best. I'm not crazy about some of the detailing on it, but I think the overall shape is working the best. I like the wheel on the back part of 3 and 4.
Okay, Here's a quick sketch for what I'm thinking. I started thinking about dueling and what kind of futuristic (because of the lasers) society would be dueling. I decided on a Utopian type society that has sworn off war and violence, and has little need for police or much governance at all anymore. This can be the last way for people to settle great differences (albeit the practice being quite taboo amongst most other citizens).
The one shot pistol is un-folded. The user then has to put their wrist through the arm cuff to arm the gun. This can be done to make sure that nobody can cheat it and duel for someone else. After both guns shoot their single round, the cuffs unlock. (phew, hopefully this wasn't too tedious of a story, just thought i'd let you in on my thought process a little)
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