The ugly Pulse Rifle: "Stunt" style inspired varient

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by bigbisont, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. bigbisont

    bigbisont Active Member

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    For my latest pulse, I wanted a light weight 'stunt' for use at long cons and/or for my wife to be able to use. While not a true 'stunt' (for many reasons), I did succeed it making it pretty light and I decided to roll with the "stunt" look.


    The guts are the 'leftover' HCG parts that weren't used in my 'hero-ish' build. They are pretty nicely cast resin bits with many moving parts. Much of it is hollow too so weight is way down vs. a static resin one.
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    For the shrouds I went with a heavily modified airsoft shroud. They are so thin and light. Plus the mag base can be attached without a mag in place. I saved a lot of weight and have tons of room for sound upgrades leaving the magazine out of the build entirely.

    Of course I would have to fix a few things to accurize them a bit.

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    Now, why did I keep referencing "the stunt look"?
    Few have probably noticed,and even fewer chose to acknowledge it as it is so ugly:lol, but....

    Anyone ever notice how a LOT of the Pulse rifles seen in Aliens have the barrel vent way too far forward and overhanging the grenade launcher and leaving the barrel exposed behind the vent?

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    Oddly enough, that is not a 'one off' that accidentally made it into the rotation. It looks like they chose that one to cast and mold all the "Rubber Stunts"! That forward vent look is everywhere!
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    While it is far from 'idealized' and is a bit weird, I think it has its own unique charm and I think it has 'character'. So I used it!

    I just slapped the HCG static counter in it and here it is in all its imperfect 'stunt look' glory!

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    The vent is just held in with 2 screws, so it isn't "permanent" but for now I like it. What do you think? Too ugly for its own good? A fun chang-up? Other?
     
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  2. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I like it :cool

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  3. bigbisont

    bigbisont Active Member

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    Thanks, I think not many others do! But it has really grown on me.


    Only 6.8lbs, by the way... Pretty darn light.
     
  4. propmainiac

    propmainiac Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow that is light! The one I built weighs 10 lbs!
     

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