The pixelated appearance was lifted directly from in-game assets. Unlike many game-resolution textures which would be insufficiently sized for real life printing, the large blocky nature of STRAFE’s visuals made these tiny files ideal. Texture maps were printed directly to adhesive-backed vinyl and the entire replica was wrapped instead of painted to better convey the look of broad, flat pixels.
The final piece measures a little over 31″ in length, consists of four individually cast urethane parts, and weighs just over 5lbs. A winner was chosen as part of the “Volpin Giveaway” and one lucky project backer received this shockingly realistic weapon after the Kickstarter was successfully funded.