MaxPeterson; Thanks; although “sculpt” may not be the best word to describe it I used the term because it is all done in ZBrush. Actually shadowbox was used only for a couple of parts so far. Extracting was used most often and I used primatives for basic shapes and “sculpted” from there.
Dragon; Thank you, hard surface things are alot of fun in ZBrush and in many ways are more intuitive than using other 3D apps. For example masking and extracting from a 3D Plane is more akin to cutting real steel than box or vertex modeling in a 3D app. Even the safety wire process was similar to the real thing.
I did get the chance to fire one of these from a CH46 helicopter during a live fire excercise off the coast of Okinawa back in my time in the service; it is an amazing weapon. Nearly 100 years since it was first developed and still in service; not many weapons can claim that.
The Butterfly trigger is definitly on my list along with the internal parts, ammunition in the feed tray and quite a few other little pieces.