PK5 Custom 12mm Pulse Gun - Nick's Ultimate Armory of BadassClick the image above to see the rival weapon, the I4-B35 Heavy Energy Pistol.
Dash's trusty pulse gun. It's been almost two years since my first design for it (based on an even older version from the mid-2000s that I drew in GraphicsGale,) but here's the new
design for the PK5 pulse gun/pistol. And boy am I happy with it! This deviation, like the I4-B35 heavy energy pistol carried by Dash's arch-rival, Kai Ibrajin, holds the distinction of being one of the first deviations with pencilwork sketched using a Col-erase pencil. Yes, ever since I got the Gnomon Workshop tutorial DVD by Keith Thompson, Keith recommends a black Col-erase pencil for sketching...I used a blue one, but it makes no difference once I scanned it into Photoshop, converted the pencilwork to grayscale and started coloring and adding textures.Design Details
The PK5 pulse gun is a custom-built energy-projectile weapon in the form of a heavy pistol/carbine. It was created and used exclusively by the legendary adept warrior Dash, accompanying him on his adventures and his battles with many formidable foes, the most famous being the rival hero Kai Ibrajin, an elite Xandu warrior with an equally legendary status as a hero. The PK5 uses an electromagnetic Gauss-type action to fire subsonic, 12mm, high-explosive metal projectiles encased in a penetrative jacket of partially-ionized plasma. It uses an argon/xenon inert gas blend as a propellant and also to form the plasma sabot around the projectile...this plasma shroud is a crucial component of the projectiles, as the superheated nature of the plasma increases the round's penetrative power and also channels the explosive force into the target, adding to the weapon's lethality. The PK5 is a deadly weapon...wounds inflicted are severe third-degree burns from the superheated plasma, and the explosive force of the round can cause additional deadly injuries, with the wound being cauterized immediately upon impact. In addition, the ionized nature of the shots can short out electronic equipment, and the explosions can also induce a small EMP (electromagnetic pulse) effect causing additional damage to mechanical targets. Whereas the shots from a thermal projectile weapon such as Kai's I4-B35 glow golden-red due to the incandescence of the superheated projectile bolt, the shots from the PK5 and other pulse weapons emit a blinding, blue glow due to the spectral lines of the argon/xenon plasma that enshrouds the explosive projectile. As a result, when Dash and Kai fight each other, the battlefield becomes ablaze with brilliant red and blue energy shots, red for Kai and blue for Dash, a symbol of conflict in the hearts of the two men.Other Stuff
I listened to "Out of Shadow/Into the Light
" from the Halo 3
soundtrack while working on this piece. Probably one of my favorite songs from that game aside from "One Final Effort" and "Another Walk in the Woods." Something about listening to Halo
music while designing guns is just so relaxing. Marty O'Donnell is a bloody amazing
composer, it makes me sad that he won't be writing any of the songs for Halo 4
. Anyways I'm getting off-topic here. The grip of the PK5 was inspired by that of the S-5 Heavy Blaster Pistol
from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
, which in turn was modeled after a Beeman FWB C55 air pistol. I've always loved that grip design, and the PK5 has had this grip ever since the first sketches of a similar weapon I did all the way back in the mid-2000s like I said above.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy this gun, chill out and party hard!
--Do not steal
. Art theft is illegal, you know
Background used is Vintage Paper
This weapon is © 2010-2012 Nick Hägen