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 Post subject: Where is this Pulse Rifle picture from?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:27 am 
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Hi there!

Stefan (Bug Stomper) recently sent me this image. He remembers downloading it around 2003, but doesn't know where the original is from.
It seems to be a scan from a magazine or a book.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:46 am 
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I downloaded that image back then as well but didn’t make any notes or change the file name so I have no idea.

I’m more thorough now though!

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Harry Harris wrote:
I downloaded that image back then as well but didn’t make any notes or change the file name so I have no idea.

I’m more thorough now though!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:35 am 
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I kinda feel like that might be from an old Japanese ARMS Magazine that had a special on sci-fi guns. I can check later when I'm home.

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Great stuff tacblue, please do as it would be great to finally know what this image shows after all these years.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:10 am 
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tacblue wrote:
I kinda feel like that might be from an old Japanese ARMS Magazine that had a special on sci-fi guns. I can check later when I'm home.


Yep, that seems to be it! The layout seems to match perfectly:
https://www.hlj.com/media/catalog/product/cache/acedba8d3f43cedb2fbb4f1aa3b47451/h/b/hbj25374.jpg

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:23 am 
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A possible candidate might be this issue 180:
https://www.geocities.ws/lucas_ony/magazines/Arms/Arms_2003/ARMS_06_2003.jpg

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:54 am 
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Sorry for the delay. I get home from work around 1:40 AM, so it's easy for things to slip my mind. However, turns out I was right. The image is from the July 1994 issue of ARMS Magazine, which had an article on Bullpup and SF guns. Had a short article on the original prop, as well as an article on how to make a pulse rifle AEG, basically from scratch, since this was written a decade or two before Snow Wolf produced theirs. I took a few quick pics of the relevant articles, but am having trouble posting the images. Perhaps someone can refresh my memory on how to do it. I've got them on imgur.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:51 am 
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Cool! :D

You can post images with the following code sequence "[img]http://image_url[/img]" or a link to the image with "[url]http://image_url[/url]".
There are two buttons "Img" and "URL" at the top of the editor window that places [img][/img] at you current cursor position. So just place the image URL between the ][ and you are done.
Hope this helps.

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PS: If you want to give those images a permanent home here, you can add them to the board with "Browse" and "Add the file".


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Ideally we would avoid posting links as they always expire

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There are also image upload instructions here:
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There are also image upload instructions here:
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So THAT'S where the tutorial went! :oops: :lol: I couldn't find it a few weeks ago hahaha. Glad it found a new home up top!

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OK, here goes... Had to resize to comply with the 2 mb limit, but hopefully they turn out OK.

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Well, in reverse order of the intended order, but there ya go.

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Nice work! Looks like they visited BAPTY and there’s a couple of PRs in a rack painted black for ALIEN 3?

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Thanks so much for posting these tacblue. I'm so happy that the question of where that image came from has finally been answered!

The Pulse Rifle featured is definitely the double-live firer, AKA 'Delta', and the guy with the beard in the blue T-shirt is the one and only Simon Atherton.

Now we need to know what the article says!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:39 am 
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I can try and make actual scans of it if needed, and I'll see what the article actually says. I just scanned over it briefly, but I don't remember any surprising revelations.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:32 am 
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tacblue,

this is really good reference material with lots of new stuff (at least for me).
For example: I've never seen those Alien3 Grenades before.

Thanks a lot!
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I've never seen those Alien3 Grenades before.

Are we sure that’s what those are?

Actual hi-res scans would be amazing if you’re able to do that tacblue.

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tacblue,

this is really good reference material with lots of new stuff (at least for me).
For example: I've never seen those Alien3 Grenades before.

Thanks a lot!
Stefan


My mind is exploding! :shock: :o

Feverishly awaiting scans :lol:

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They do look like the ones on the forearm.

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Good lord what an awesome magazine!

Kinda cool to see a v2 gearbox and M4 style mag being used in that amazing scratch build

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:48 pm 
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Harry Harris wrote:
Bug Stomper wrote:
I've never seen those Alien3 Grenades before.

Are we sure that’s what those are?

Actual hi-res scans would be amazing if you’re able to do that tacblue.

Harry


Have a look at the image with no. 16 in the circle: Simon is loading one of these into the grenade launcher - so I'm pretty sure those are supposed to be grenades.

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Yep you're right.

I'm just very surprised at how basic they look, particularly with the top of a bolt at the business end!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:23 pm 
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Yeah, the hex bolt really does stand out! :mrgreen:

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