Trust a trickster god to wield one of the most complicated weapons the folks at Man At Arms: Reforged have ever had to recreate.
A while back, prop master Eric Hart made a sword for a Legend of Zelda musical. But he decided that his replica wasn't good enough. So he made an even better one. Here's how he did it.
Mostly because it doesn't actually shoot anything. It's just a life-size replica. One that brings the N7 Valiant sniper rifle out of the game series and into the real world.
When I play Mass Effect, I'm really more of an Assault Rifle or Shotgun-guy, but I do love those heavy pistols. The sound they make, that punchy "pop" that causes so much damage.
Some time ago we shared the papercraft wonder that was Leo Firebrand's Fallout 3 homage: the laser pistol. Paper (and some papier-mâché for the gun handle) alone yielded a believable piece of the post-apocalypse.
This replica N7 pistol from upcoming Bioware game Mass Effect 3 was created for the Child's Play Charity auction by reader Bill Doran.
The M8 Avenger rifle from Mass Effect, as constructed by Volpin Props and spied by reader Kai N. Check the link for many more images of its construction.
Look closely, there's not a scrap of metal in this papercraft construction of Fallout 3's laser pistol. Artist Leo Firebrand used paper (and papier-mâché, for the grip) to make something that looks 100 percent capable of incinerating mole rats.