Now that I have the chassis and mechanisms complete it’s all about adding detail and finish. This is where the real fun is, placing textures, creating details and effects.
Today I made the outermost layer of the grip area, this is the bit that has ergonomic details such as finger indents and screw surrounds. This will make the grip both comfortable to use and look realistic. A lot of guns have fairly basic ergonomics, so it’s not a huge challenge to come up with something similar.
Extra details like finned heat-sinks and the safety slide are pretty straightforward. In the meantime, I continue to refine the general finish, cleaning up surfaces, curves and edges, this is time consuming but mostly enjoyable. There’s plenty to do before any painting happens.