After thinking about it for years, I finally decided to get a replica Pulse Rifle at the end of 2001. I am not an expert model maker, and you would probably have done it differently, but this is how I made it. If you are thinking of making one yourself, or are just interested in what is involved or how a finished rifle might look then read on.
This is a resin kit, not one of the expensive metal "working" versions that are available. The kit I got is called a Spulse Rifle and comes in 11 pieces with no moving parts. If you want one yourself go to The Spat Cave.
I didn't have a digital camera while I was making the rifle, so the quality of most of these pics is really bad :-( I have had to get grabs from camcorder footage (which sometimes makes the colours look strange in certain lighting conditions and distorts things when close up).
The kit arrives. I wash it, lightly sand all the parts and cut off any extra bits from the molding.
I have been filing down the pieces that are in two parts to get them to fit better and I noticed that a lot of the vents in the shotgun part were missing so I added the missing ones by drawing them on with a stencil and drilling sideways (milling?). I have also made a metal piece (cut out of an aluminium sheet) to go in the cartridge ejection port. I thought it would look a bit more realistic than if I used silver paint.
This is what the left side looked like before the vents were added:
And after my additions:
This is the right half after I have added the missing vents and the metal insert:
Here are some shots of the right side:
And the left (before I added the vents):