Decided to build a full sized prop weapon based on the Tau Pulse carbine from the Warhammer 40k miniature game. Here is a picture of something similar, though the "markerlight" on the top of the weapon will be replaced by a scope. Started with a 2.5 cm rifle from the game and scaled it up. I went with the idea it would be roughly the same size as the M4 carbine (29.75") and based all my measurements on that assumption. Since I do not have a CAD program, I went with photoshoping my template. Template in hand I traced the outline on a nice hunk of 2X10 and headed off to the woodshop on post. Loads of guys making handmade beds gave plenty an odd look. I cut the basic shape and brought it home to finish. Despite dremels shoddy plunge router attachment, I was able to get my grooves cut pretty quickly: Then I started on the top scope and the under slung "grenade launcher" or the box thing in the above picture. These are very rouch yet, made from Sintra: Next will be some seriousl patching, sanding and sealing. I might add some electronics to the plastic bits for lights, though I am not too sure yet. Then it's a shot at the Tau armor so I may take my place as Geek Supreme.