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Kyrdan Energy Musket by Great-5 Kyrdan Energy Musket by Great-5
Type-11 Energy Projectile Rifle - Nick's Ultimate Armory of Badass

The Energy Musket is an energy-projectile weapon which fires a 15mm, plasma-saboted spherical projectile carrying a powerful thermal energy charge to the target. It uses a pulsed UV laser to ignite or “activate” each round, which is then accelerated electromagnetically between two dorsal rails which form the twin “prongs” of the weapon. Each round packs a substantial energy charge, exploding on impact to make up for the relatively low muzzle velocity when compared to conventional gunpowder firearms.

A pulsed, solid-state UV laser ionizes and superheats the projectile's hydrogen fuel layer, which reacts with the projectile's copper based outer shell to create a self-sustaining plasma reaction in and around the projectile that boosts its penetrative power...the plasma-saboted projectile is accelerated magnetically between two rare-earth magnetic prongs that are used in lieu of a conventional barrel.
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Background used is Vintage Paper Texture by ~MGB-Stock
This weapon is © 2012 Nick Hägen
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B1G-CR1ME Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student General Artist
16th century gone plasma-powered. Hell. Yes.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, you're right. I was definitely going for that sort of look, as it is the Kyrdan Empire's aesthetic. They're basically medieval tech meets steampunk tech meets sci-fi alien tech in the vein of the Covenant from Halo. They are a very fun faction to do concepts for.
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B1G-CR1ME Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student General Artist
This officially looks great.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I also just realized your avatar is Scratch and Grounder. AoStH ftw!
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B1G-CR1ME Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Hoohooyeah! Damn this pesky little hedgehog!
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Eyjo19 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Looks nice. It appeals to my appeal for sort of classic look to weapons such as having wood stocks and so on. 
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stay tuned. I have had a better version in the works since mid-late November, with such improvements as a larger mag that can hold up to 55 rounds (the small, cylindrical mag shown here just won't cut it, and is incapable of holding the 75 rounds described in the picture itself,) a raised stock that can actually function as a stock when firing from the shoulder (don't worry, it's still made of hardwood,) a leather-wrapped grip for added control, and more pretty, glowy lights. I have the lineart finished (it can be viewed here: fav.me/d6cvu6q) and all I need to do is add the decorations and draw a higher-quality final version.
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Dialga4ever Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not going to say how much this looks like a covie weapon...
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah you're fine, go ahead and say it. The Covenant were one of my biggest influences on the weapons and technology of the Kyrdan knights. I take it you think it looks like Reach's plasma repeater, because that was actually one of my main influences for this weapon. However, I have since changed its design somewhat significantly and am fast approaching a final draft, one which doesn't look QUITE as much like a plasma repeater.
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changingcactus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Mhmm, that looks fancy! i Like it!
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks...I am, however, in the process of updating the design, so stay tuned for a future deviation that includes the new design of the weapon.
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changingcactus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
ah okie dokie then!
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Alphakoka Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
The stock seems like it'll be a bitch if used by a human. :I
Nice work, anyway.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I just discovered that about it...I'm correcting the stock in a future version of the weapon. Thanks for telling me :3
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Michaelous Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
that looks cool looking gun and detales.
*pulls out wallet* how much?
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm...I have no idea, you'd have to talk to the Kyrdan weaponsmith who made this weapon.
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Michaelous Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
thanks. *walk off*
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Lidius-Arcanriz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Looks badass ^^
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I DO wanna make a few changes to it though.
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
You know, I wonder what would happen if someone attempted to shoot a moose with this. XD
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm...let's see here. It fires 15mm explosive, incendiary, spherical projectiles encased in superheated plasma that can burn or melt through most armor materials, and then explode. The plasma jacket surrounding the projectile is about 5,250 degrees C, while the plasma from the explosion is hotter still, at around 7,000 degrees C...hot enough to melt tungsten. Now if you shot a soft, fleshy, unarmored target such as a moose, the superheated energy from the explosion would probably vaporize a nice clean hole in the unfortunate moose's side, and all areas adjacent to the impact hole would be burned to a crisp. A near miss would still probably cause severe 3rd or 4th-degree burns to exposed flesh, and all blood would be flash-vaporized, cauterizing the wound immediately. So yeah, you could use it for hunting, but I'd recommend setting it to be semi-automatic so you don't go burning tons of wayward holes in the animal you're trying to hunt, especially if you intend to dress, clean and cook the hunted animal for dinner, or make its hide into leather. Nobody's gonna want moose steak with tons of burnt parts, and I don't think any trading post would want a leather hide with big holes burned in it.
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
At least I wouldn't have to worry about leaving a bullet in the meat. :P
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah that's a good point. Also stay tuned, I am still fine-tuning the design of this gun. I needed to raise up the stock so it can actually function as a stock (it's too low here) and I need to expand the capacity of the magazine.
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The-Last-Dragon-Kni Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Energy...Musket...I'll take two. The ergonomic's seem to be something the Covenant would use to impale people XD
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You'll take two? These things are almost 18 lbs apiece fully-loaded, good luck dual-wielding them...the H'ruun, the aliens who use these, are considerably stronger than humans.
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The-Last-Dragon-Kni Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
18lbs? My Backpack weighs more then that on a test day XD
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CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice, I really like this weapon. I love it! :3
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I was a little concerned that the stock was too low and thus couldn't function effectively (that's what my roommate said,) but I guess not.
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CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :3

Well, realistically that's true. However, it's clearly a sci-fi design, and many professional sci-fi weapons are very impractical. So, it's fine in my book.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I am still going to raise the stock and update the design a bit. Me and my friend gave this weapon a good look-over, and he also saw the small, stubby cylinder of a magazine, and pointed out that if the rounds are 15mm spheres, it could hold maybe ten, twenty at most if the magazine is helical (which it is.) So I've already raised the stock up for the third (and hopefully final) design, and what I'm gonna do is also go with my friend's suggestion and replace the small cylindrical mag with a larger curved mag that curves around the circular handguard to the base of the stock. We found out that if the magazine is like that, it might be able to hold up to fifty rounds...a definite improvement from twenty.
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DinosaurMakesRawr Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Nice design, it reminds me really of the monadosword from xenoblade chronicles c:
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*looks up monadosword* HOLY CRAP, you're right!
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DinosaurMakesRawr Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
XD yeha but its also cool.
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Somvold Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice design as always.
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MTHERULERMAN Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MUSSKET
MUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSKET
I LIEK DAT WURD
MUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSKT
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol.
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HectorDefendi-Light Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, looks like something outta Halo. Speakin' of guns, lol: [link]
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I was inspired mostly by Halo and Warhammer 40,000.

Hello Kitty? Lol...
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HectorDefendi-Light Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes ;)
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SubjectSigma77 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
You're like a pro artist when it comes to guns
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks! I see some flaws with this picture now that I've finished it, but you're right, I am pretty good with drawing guns.
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SubjectSigma77 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
A very good talent to have too
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I think I'll make this piece open for critique now...
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