inside my head...

Stuff that leaks out occasionally and infects my world


A short step By step for the M41a Pulse Rifle from Aliens and Colonial Marines.

1. Finished project.

2. The Tools. These are the only tools I use. 

  • Drill - With assorted size bits.
  • Exacto knife
  • Box Cutter
  • Shitty fucking dremel. Seriously if you get one get a good corded one.
  • MORE BOX CUTTERS!!! But I like to use the long blade ones to make deep shaves.
  • Dowel rods.
  • Measuring tools!!!
  • Hot Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Posterboard
  • (not seen) PVC pipes

3. Computer Drawn print. Guessed on most dimensions. Looked at pictures. 

4. Hand Drawn Print. I need a printer.

5. Just the base shape cut out of cardboard and covered in poster board. 

6. This is basically how I stack and cut out of cardboard.

7. Yeah, I just put the print on the cardboard and tape it down. 

8. The top part that I was cutting out in previous pictures.

9. PVC on the bottom and detailed. Used the dremel to cut out the details in the PVC

10. And I made it so I can just put it on piece by piece.