|Mass Effect 3 N7 Valkyrie Rifle replica made with solid metal|
It is finally done! Here is our Mass Effect N7 Valkyrie Rifle made from solid metal. There were a few details that weren't done in time for San Diego Comic Con, but I go the chance to add all those touchs. I also did a complete redo on the paint. I wasn't happy with the old black paint at all and 4 attempts later I got something I am pretty happy about.
This replica has some differences from the in-game model but most are pretty minor. I only had a couple of images to work off of, so some things I just had to guess. In a couple of other places I just took creative license. The biggest of these changes is the grip. The in-game design is actually pretty unfriendly to the human hand. I substituted a genuine thumhole-stock design. Between that and the rubber foregrip the Valkyrie is very comfortable to hold even at about 15lbs.
While I'm at it... this replica does weigh over 15lbs. It is made primarily from large pieces of solid aluminum. It has a functioning trigger with a magnetic spring mechanism yadda yadda... It was a good project and I feel proud of it. Thanks to my wife for her love and support.
For more from this build check out the "N7 Valkyrie Rifle Build" tab at the top of the blog
|Green laser pen embeded in the upper barrel.|
|I treated this part as the ejection port. In doing so I made the innards round instead of flat|