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Prop maker crafts functional, gorgeous replica of Fallout 3's Terrible Shotgun

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Fallout 3 Terrible Shotgun

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Fallout 3's Terrible Shotgun (opens in new tab) is one of the most powerful weapons vault dwellers can acquire, offering devastating critical damage at close range and plenty of spattered headshots. Now, as Polygon (opens in new tab) reports, prop maker Harrison Krix (opens in new tab) has constructed a working model of the shotgun in just a month. Shut up and take my bottlecaps .

Krix's lengthy writeup (opens in new tab) on constructing the beautiful boomstick details how the weapon's design closely mirrors the Russian PPSh submachine gun, and how the four-week project progressed from concept drawings to a mixture of wood, plastic, and resin. Yes, like most of Krix's other gaming-related works—such as a full-blown BioShock Big Daddy suit (opens in new tab) (with working drill of death) and a steel axe from Skyrim (opens in new tab) (functional because, well, it's an axe)—the shotgun behaves like an actual weapon, but the shells aren't included.

Other prop-masters have crafted odes to their favorite games with similarly stellar results—recently, Bill Doran's impressively accurate Handsome Jack mask (opens in new tab) picked up a flurry of admiration from Reddit (opens in new tab) .

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?