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SMG micro M56 by xparament SMG micro M56 by xparament
manufacturer: ANOSK international
caliber: 5.56 nato / optinal .45 ACP conversion kit
operation: Blowback, firing from open bolt position
firing modes: Automatic, Semi-automatic, 3 round burst
Magazine capacity: 50 round in 5.56/ 35 round in 45 ACP
Barrel Length: 8"
Weight (loaded): 4.1lbs
Rifling: 1/7" RH (5.56)
rate of fire: 750 rpm
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DeanMarshall 3 days ago  New member
Beautiful concept
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xparament 2 days ago   Filmographer
thank you! im happy you like it
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Ooooh very nice indeed! I love the combination of sharp, angular edges surrounding the pleasantly curved organic frame. 
As for the already thoroughly discussed curved magazine design, I'm not sure why everybody jumped to the mag being circular haha I'm not even sure how that could ever physically work. I saw it as simply a very cool half circle design that would work exactly like any other mag and be loaded in from the bottom *shrugs*
Reminds me of a curved machine pistol design I made last year with a U-shaped magazine!
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xparament Mar 3, 2014   Filmographer
thanks! im happy that you like it! thats exactly what i was going for. as for the magazine what bothers me most is how hard it would be to store circular mags and how would it fit in a vest.....
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Bearskin-paper Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, i absolutely love this design, i'm obsessed. if you don't mind i would like to turn this into a 3D prop. and to answer samster5's question as to how it would work: it could be like a P90 where the magazine is designed to increase the capacity.
and to answer your 'question': the magazine is curved. if it at such a size it can fit around the human body. the magazine could be armoured and curve around the body to create armour plating. there is one issue. the more ammo you use. the less armour you have. meaning the more you tire out you damage output via ammo loss, the more you tire out your defence. you get weaker and weaker and weaker the more you use the gun.

OR.

each soldier's shoulder pads or limb armour has room for the mags to sit, curving over the shoulder or thigh.
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xparament Mar 17, 2014   Filmographer
thanks! im very happy that you like it 
sure go ahead, do you mean a real life model or a cg model? Anyways i would love to see what you do with it.
I like your idea to combine body armor and magazines sounds like it can work.
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Bearskin-paper Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks. i make real life models of guns. i'll send you a sneak preview of the very early stages...

as i am a fashion student. i work a lot of what i find that i am allowed to use to create similar designs in clothes. so as i make this rifle prop. i am working on a costume design to work with it. and i may end up making this costume. but don't get your hops up on that because i have other projects that take priority.

thanks again.
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xparament Mar 18, 2014   Filmographer
cool I actually sew a lot. I have an industrial necci and an Industrial singer. (I sewed my finger for the first time a few weeks ago ... gave myself a string tattoo) I learnt to sew in the army  so i do mostly military gear. I would love to see some stuff you did. and sneak preview would be great! :D 
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Bearskin-paper Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very interesting. you've had the life then. i study fashion through cosplay. and move many costumes into my college course and submit cosplay pieces as my work. totally different to other, 'normal' people (i consider myself different, not special or superior, i just "generate brain waves differently" as my father wisely says). and thanks for the watch.

i must ask. have you ever played a video game named "mass effect"? it's what most of these props will come from. if you have not played or heard of it... it is a sci-fi exploration game with a military setting/theme. i draw a lot of my inspiration from games. but mass effect really inspires me.

i shall send pictures soon. :3
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xparament Mar 19, 2014   Filmographer
Im not really into gaming because I get very addicted to games. I work as a cg modeler at a childrens show and that pretty much takes up all my time. I have had a few people send me to look at mass effect and it looks really great. When I was in high school I played gta 1 and worms armageddon and thats all I would think about all day at school and then i would run home and play all night. if i was rich i would get a cabin in the woods somewhere and play all day... I have a few friends from art school that got into fashion through cosplay.  I almost went to a few anime cons (because of a girl) but it never worked out. Looks like fun. 
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