Hey everyone, this my first RPF thread and I'm really excited to share it with you.
A few months back I was commissioned by my friend (who's a total Fallout 3 addict btw) to build this prop for her, and having previously built guns from Halo exclusively, I was pretty excited to try something new I had never done before. Needles to say, this was the perfect project to do so. I had so many ideas and ambitions to bring to the table from the very start, and I immediately loved how most of the weapon could be made with common day-to-day objects. (more or less)
So without any further ramblings I give to you my Fallout 3 Plasma Rifle project!
I started off with a length of ABS pipe and drilled holes in carefully measured places for the portholes that would come next.
To make the portholes (that's what I'm calling them anyway) I used 6 PVC bushings and cut the inside ends of them off to fit flush with the inside of the ABS.
All while carefully measuring the dimensions, I made the larger diameter sections from bigger PVC pipes, and secured them in place with thick foam double-sided adhesive tape.
Once that was done I spayed a layer of white primer on the whole thing just to get a clearer look of it as a complete piece.
After that, I started to add fine details to the portholes.
Meanwhile, I had constructed a microfusion cell out two PVC end caps, and the basket that would later hold it out of thin-guage steel wire and ABS pipe.
To make the end cap, I cut the very end off of an ABS cap and carefully drew out and then cut where the bolt holes would go.
During the same time, I began to drill holes and add copper 90° fittings for where the hoses on the sides of the gun would later attach.
After all that was complete, this entire section of the gun was finally finished and ready for some paint.
Stick around for the next segment of my project!