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One Destiny player from out of South Africa who is currently residing in London, England, has gone and done something that will likely be the envy of a lot of gamers for a long time to come. He made a real-life, 3D printed rendition of Destiny's Hand Cannon.
Kirby Downey recently posted a series of screenshots on his My Mini Factory page of the Destiny Hand Cannon. He hand-crafted the gun by printing multiple parts and putting them together to make the Hand Cannon complete. It took approximately 1,440 minutes to print all the pieces and it even has a working trigger.
Downey posted on the page, explaining...
“Thorn is an exotic hand cannon from destiny and said to be the hardest gun to get in the game. I modeled this prop using solidworks in 10 hours. and took 24 hours to print It using a interlocking mechanism which allows it to be assembled wth out any glue. i have replicated the unique trigger interaction that you get in the game where if you slowly squeese the trigger button the hammer moves back slowly in the game, the spring action is created with a simple loom band which can be seen in the images.”
You can see the loom band he's talking about in the images he provided on the page. You can check it out below to get a closer look at what he's talking about.
As you can see, the trigger pulls the hammer back with a simple rubber band. It's pretty neat, actually.
The bullet chamber can also be removed, or rather, slide out from the barrel. Downey even managed to add small elements to help the Hand Cannon stand out by carving out the gears and rivets in the ammo chamber. He even managed to capture the detail in the ammo stock that's placed inside. He managed to do all of this without glue and by simply making the pieces interconnect. Check out a closer look at the slide below.
Players who are familiar with Destiny probably recognize all the details that Downey put into the gun, bringing the 3D rendition to life in a physical, and somewhat usable, form.
Downey is no stranger to gaming's recherche entities. He's also managed to recreate Destiny's Thunderlord light-machine gun, as well as the Frostmourne from World of Warcraft.
He has an interesting list of items he's designed on his page that you can check out right here.
Destiny is a first-person sci-fi shooter that's available for the Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One and PS4. The game is quite popular and managed to make back the $500 million Activision invested into the brand within just a few days of being on the market.