Although there have been many design thumbnails of TKP rifels (stein shettiers) I hadn't gotten around to doing some full color finished out pieces (rifles or sub machine guns like this one) till now... expect several more to follow.
The SMS 420, by Geind, is a sub machine shettier utilizing Geind's electro cap ignition gel case (SABOT) shetts. This makes the weapon essentially caseless in operation. The shett (SABOT round) is wrapped in a gel casing that is electrically ignited to serve as propellant for the shett round.
The clip is located on the bottom of the handle grip assembly and that little ring is actually to assist clip ejection (in case of jamming or simply not wanting to drop the clip to the ground). The suppressor is stamped, "E.O.S. REGISTER INS #44",meaning it was registered and inspected by by #44, this also indicates the weapon is native to Indus and was legally obtained (we can only assume).
The Geind SMS 420 was designed in several configurations, with one even more compact than this one. It falls, roughly, within the late 4th gen period. Geind has evolved this design through many earlier variants from as early as the 3rd gen period. The weapon was always favored by sendai though humans have used them as well.
This particular example was owned by a combat taedus.
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More to come very soon...
Digitaly inked pencils with colors in Photoshop CS3