Sketch McDraw

Costume :M-98 Widow Rifle
Variant :///Commission///
Source :Mass Effect Series
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

Size Comparison

Size Comparison

Front View

Side View

Rear View

Scope Detail

N7 Logo

Construction Completed

Plastic Outer Casing backed with Card Template

Basic Body Built

Reference Pic


Costume Information

Cost : £130
Time Taken : 3 Months

My First Ever Prop Commission! XD

CI user Manticore commissioned me to to build him the 'M-98 Widow' Rifle.
Most people tend to do the other rifles and Mod Nerf guns as they already look similar in shape and form, while I chose to make this from scratch as I wanted a challenge and I can get it to the exact shape and dimensions required.
I made it from wood, PVC pipes, card, plastic, PVC Plumbing Attachments and some LED's attached to a power cell and switch.

Video can be found at:


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Nice work on the gun prop!

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 22:53
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Cheers, its my first Commission and i'm so excited, i can't wait to finish it already XD lol

by Sketch McDraw on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 23:03
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Looking so BAMF DUDE! P.s. Bad Ass Mother F*cker!

by Manticore on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 23:26
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I really like how this is coming along :) I think I'm going to attempt to scratch build my next Mass Effect gun too ^_^

by Manjou on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 23:35
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Looking good dude. Makes me wanna do Locust now. I'll bide my time though

by Manticore on Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 03:58
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Your work is neat, I can see why you got the commission.
I would love to know a little info how you are making this - just some little helpers like what plastics/glues etc you are used. We can learn so much from each other... :)

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 13 February, 2012 - 12:18
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Im always happy to share how i do things as i've learnt so much from other people so its only fair to pass on what i've been taught and discovered myself.
I'll explain how i did it n what materials i've used when its nearer completion, but if you have any questions in the mean time feel free to ask :)

by Sketch McDraw on Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 - 03:19
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..sounds great, I'll wait. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 01:27
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Amazing detail, can't wait to see how it lights up :3

by WarriorTeddy on Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 12:49
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Wow, you made the finished gun look solid and purposefull, thats great painting.

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 2 May, 2012 - 23:04

amazing dude!! :D

by hacwa on Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 00:29
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Thank you!
Im really chuffed with how it came out ^_^

by Sketch McDraw on Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 01:11
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This is amazing! =)

by GraceyDarling on Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 08:08
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So awesome, I want one. You are a prop master :D

by Manjou on Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 20:18
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looks very good

by TojaReos on Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 02:00
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;_; I'm so happy

by Manticore on Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 02:00
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Beautiful work mate. It looks amazing

by WarriorTeddy on Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 10:45
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Amazing work!

by Moonchild on Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 16:38
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I came

by youngy638 on Friday, 4 May, 2012 - 17:35
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This is amazing! Shepard would be in awe *_*

by Kalahira on Wednesday, 22 October, 2014 - 23:07