Friday, February 20, 2015

The Order: 1886 Grenade

ZombTech brings us this detailed recreation of a grenade from the newly released "The Order:1886" videogame.  The game is terrible, but it does have some outstanding design work. 

1 comment:

CoastConFan said...

A nice build and I appreciate the lathe turned wooden body. The faux metal finish is masterful. Grenadiers have been in military service for many years. Interestingly one of the US ordinance proof marks is a flaming grenade.

For you steampunkers who like their Victorian goodies, German pickelhaubes had a pointed cap that unscrewed to reveal a striker plate for matches. This allowed them to throw old fashioned wick style grenades before the fulminate striker and fused types appeared. Generally, I suspect they were good to strike a light for your pipe rather than having much combat use. An image of a dismounted spike base from a German pickelhaube with the match striker feature.

A lot of recent prop stuff seems be based on the ever-clunky weapons of the WWII Soviet Union and this grenade puts me in the mind of the old the RGD-33 and RKG-3 and