I suppose it may come to greenstuff in the end. I am not wholly adverse, just feeling a little indolent. I am currently looking at not less than a half-dozen such weapons for my immediate needs, and a larger number in future, and because of the size constraints I mentioned, I would probably be sculpting the whole thing, to get a much smaller pistol. With as large as the splinter pistols are, and with as low on the thigh as I would want a pistol for maximum efficiency in the drawing action, the barrel would be nearly scraping the ground in the widest of the Kabalite leg stances, such as my first two gunners are made with. For both aesthetics and practicality, I'd want a pistol not much larger than, at worst, a Desert Eagle, relative to the size of the figures. Something more like a Glock or USP in size would be better. I'm trying to avoid making the figure look too cluttered, as well as hoping to give a nod to realism. I'm sure in the real Commorragh, pistols come in a wider variety of sizes, both more manageably sized splinter weapons, and likely laspistols in various sizes. Additionally, I'd be cutting one side flatter so it looked like it was flush with the leg plates, so I might as well just make the whole thing if it came to that. We shall see if the market caters to my sloth, or I have one more project to add to my list.
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