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M290 SMG Custom by Nyandgate M290 SMG Custom by Nyandgate
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Colored and shaded version of my M290 submachine gun concept. This view shows off a few ways in which the M290 can be customized for different missions. The top version mounts an EOTech holographic sight and suppressor for covert missions; the bottom version is a vehicle crew variant with flash hider and short 15-round magazine.

The M290 is a bullpup submachine gun chambered in .45ACP with an advanced recoil compensation system mounted above the barrel (cf. this similar weapon). Its method of operation is the tried-and-true closed bolt blowback system, used by the ubiquitous HK MP5 and UMP weapons.

Done entirely in Photoshop CS3. Used my usual modus operandi: scanned pencil sketch, vector lineart, texture, overlay shading. Aside from a few minor (if obvious) mistakes, I think it came out well.

Everything is my work, everything © me.
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VenomousBook38 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
ummm... ever heard of the magpul PDR
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Nyandgate Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, what of it? My original concept sketch predates its public release.
For the sake of eliminating redundant discussion, may I note that you're possibly the 500th individual to kindly point out that two bullpup personal defense weapon designs look similar.
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VenomousBook38 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
well that's ok i once did a gun design in college that looked a lot like the MP9 
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Nyandgate Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eh, these things happen. In evolutionary theory it's called functional convergence: similarly functioning objects tend to look similar. There's a reason all smartphones look more or less identical.
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VenomousBook38 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Well then I suppose the same can be said for jets too
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figmentofi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Love the design, but there is a huge flaw that I noticed. The gun shape looks incredibly prone to snagging on something. Primarily with the magazine, especially the design with the longer mag. It doesn't kill the design by any means. It's just something I picked up the moment I saw it.
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Nyandgate Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's been pointed out to me. It's an old, hasty design that somehow ended up popular; I don't actually like it very much.
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redroguexiii Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite popular indeed, looks like the artist took a lot of inspiration from yours when building this: [link]
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Nyandgate Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been giving out permission to use or modify my stuff pretty liberally, so it's entirely possible.
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CoronaCaesia Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
This looks rather familiar:

[link]
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Nyandgate Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting. Maybe they stole my design (lie).
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NuTech Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Is this concept inspired by Magpul's PDR (Personal Defense Rifle)?
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Nyandgate Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope. Coincidental similarity.

Most of my weapons aren't inspired by specific pieces of real-world weaponry.
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NuTech Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Interesting.

Well, it's a great concept and you did a good job. Keep it up!
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PiTurianer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah very nice looks great, like it : )
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Nyandgate Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meh... it's actually one of my least favorite concepts. Too bland, too uncreative. I can do better.
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BeBop953 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Respect, huge resolutions are the shit.
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Nyandgate Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks mate.
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Shavanzar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool stuff
like this weapon design.
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Nyandgate Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks mate.
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RDFAF Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
You know....I really like this SMG. Looks like it can beat the Vector.
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Nyandgate Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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resuliac Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wow, love the detail and everything, really good!!!!!!! :D
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orcbruto Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Wonderful! Loved it! =D
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David-Hubbard Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Cool!
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Nyandgate Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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