Recently I was asked to design props for the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator. My first task was to design a Sidearm. The parameters were “make it look practical, but also like it is in a scifi”. Here is what I came up with. The top iteration has been printed (pictures to come soon) and it came out a little small, so I have scaled it up for the next print. The lower iteration was decided on for the second print. The shape of the grip is based directly on the Nerf Magnus blaster, mostly because it is extremely comfortable in the hand. The cooling fins in front of the are a tribute to Han Solo’s DL-44.
Below are the rank pins I was also asked to design. The ranks in order from right to left are
Grand Admiral, Fleet Admiral, Admiral, Vice Admiral, Commodore, Captain, Commander, Lt. Commander, Lieutenant, Ensign. I based them on phases of the moon due to the fact that a symbol for Artemis is the moon. Print pictures to come soon.