It might be a cliche concept and certainly simplistic compared to some, but this was just a really fun design project that was intended to practice some hard surface modelling techniques and try to capture that retro-futuristic styling from the 50s. Note that all the materials are just placeholders for now, the next pass will be adding surface details, weathering etc, setting a proper scene and lighting, maybe some simple (ha!) animation for charging/firing/reloading. Maybe. You know how it goes with the temptation to keep adding and tweaking; at some point you just have to call it done and move onto the next thing that’s going to teach you something new.
Thanks for any feedback or advice you wish to leave, I appreciate you taking a moment.