In case you have not read any of my other articles; I am a HUGE Sci-Fi nut and if you want to know what the very best Sci-Fi film ever made was; is; or ever will; ITS BLADE RUNNER. No arguments (its my website). Don't get me wrong; I love the Star Wars universe, Battlestar Galactica universe and the Star Trek universe as well but nothing beats Blade Runner for the immersive realism and feeling it creates as you watch it. I've had lots of fun so far in printing and building one boyhood dream of mine; Han Solo's blaster as well as printing and building Deckards binoculars from Blade Runner 2049 but its time I tackle the ultimate weapon; Deckards pistol. (I have plans for Luke Skywalkers lightsabre as well but that's a future project).
I had 3D printed a version of this way back in 2019 (when we could walk around freely without masks!). I was mostly happy with the details of the print but there were parts that I was not entirely happy with so I stored it all in a box and placed it on the shelf until I had the time to hit up a friend who could resin print some of the parts for me to give it some of the printed parts the extra detail they deserved. I am so happy that I took that decision as now I have a resin printer of my own and decided to tackle the project myself. I also happened to visit Thingiverse to see if any of the parts had been updated and instead I was presented with an almost 100% screen accurate version of the gun that had been designed with a resin printer in mind to produce some of the best renderings I have seen for this prop!! Below are some pictures of the original printed parts that I had stored and was extremely apprehensive about working on to create the required details: