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Ordinatus Bolt by sharp-n-pointy Ordinatus Bolt by sharp-n-pointy
The projectile for the Ordinatus submitted earlier, the round in Question is SAP-HE-I for those interested which basically means it does just about everything it can to make the target miserable. Based on the WH40K 'bolt' its essentially a miniaturized and more 'modern' bolt type weapon being an assisted gyro-jet round (a rocket essentially)

Ordinatus Weapon can be found here.
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Lichen93 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Bolt?like the Bolter in Warhammer 40K???
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SplashpointParabox Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
How much money do you think producing just one of these would cost?
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SplashpointParabox Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The imagine that the creation of these is both very expensive and time consuming. 
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Nolo84 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should make a HEAT variant.
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JavelinMissile Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Magic Bullet after trigger-click, nice work sharp. xD
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GolanArms Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Might need an acid filled one for my xeno hunting >>
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mighty5cent Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool! Really great technique and technical style.
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Demenhoth Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Bolts were case-less. Which was weird since tey had a ejector....

Anyway, looks bad ass.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Since when does the fluff match the art and the game?:P
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sharp-n-pointy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bolts cant really be Caseless as they make reference to engraved 'blessed bolt casings' in Dark Heresy as relics. Hard to engrave ash, or wear it around ones neck.
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Demenhoth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
I've always seen data implying that they are case-less. But I could be wrong.
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Nolo84 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So it's a 21mm AP-HE-Frag Gyroject-like projectile assisted out of the barrel by a very low pressure booster charge similar to that used in 40mm grenades? AWESOME!
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Bringing the Bullet Bill to a whole new level!
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Snitch-killa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
nice work sharp
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ZeonicCorp Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
cool in theory but that's not a lot of powder for such a large round.
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Madbird-Valiant Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Fantastic work, mate. I wasn't 100% on the makeup of bullets in general, but bolts in particular; this is awesome reference. :thumbsup:
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lordzeppo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
don't rely on this solely mate.
it's an awesome picture yes but there are some incoherence.
Being a military in the artillery branch it's kinda my job =D

Quick example (and fyi s-a-p)
The armor piercing part is impraticable.Armor piercing rounds are made of a small tungsteen or any hard alloy part coated in low density material,so only the "spike" reach the target at super high speed.

Also,the base detonant would mean that this round is HESH (High Explosive Squash Head) meant to be antitank with a soft explosive at the tip. In this one,the projectile would deform and tear apart before the charge would lit.

The drawing is amazing,that is for sure.For tech details,well it's a little unstable =P

I'd be happy to provide my help to you in the future,if you would like.

Jay
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Madbird-Valiant Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Well yeah, I was never gonna take it as gospel, but it's a good general reference. xD
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Buggyfan27 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
He's so happy! :D
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CodyMacArthurFett Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
The first thing that ran through my head when I saw this, "How much does one of those things cost?"

Seriously, all the firepower in the universe don't mean squat if you can't pay for it. But, you already knew this, of course.

Still a cool concept though. :)
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9MR-SELF-DESTRUCT Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Student General Artist
Gyrojet...Such an underated system, don't you think? Of course, it's only practicle higher than 13.7mm, as proven by the Japanese. And there is the issue of accuracy, which is difficult to control with any rocket propelled projectile...I've always thought it would be interesting to have a laser guided Gyrojet, an actual "magic bullet..." I think I want to design that now...damn...
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sharp-n-pointy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gyrojets have had a bad rap to be honest, though a lot of their accuracy issues came from bad quality control of the vents the prototypes and the ones submitted for most of the original tests were quite accurate due to their flat trajectory. Once they began to be manufactured on a larger scale however things began to go downhill.

Their major issue was the lack of any real muzzle velocity due to the need to 'spin up'(as well as the original system requiring that the projectile overcome the firing hammer to leave the barrel)This combined with the earlier Vent issues pretty much killed the weapon (not counting the cost). Combined with a kicker charge to give it an appreciable muzzle velocity and produced in low enough volume though...

...well who knows.
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9MR-SELF-DESTRUCT Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Student General Artist
True, but the real disadvantage is the amount of labor and money required to make a jet that meets practical standards.

All things aside, It was a pretty kick-ass idea in my opinion.

...why do all kick ass ideas have to be so expensive...
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Skariaxil Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
I do not think it's a pleasure to be on the recieving end of that one.
Anyway, how did you make this? Photoshop i assume?
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sharp-n-pointy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep PhotoShop v.6.0
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Skariaxil Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
Ah. If that's so, i have a question for you.
I see you've used gradients for shading, and they get narrower as the round's tip thins out. How did you to that?
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sharp-n-pointy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well actually I use very few Gradients (well low opacity, usually on soft light layer mode which makes them fairly subtle) for the more visible highlights and cylinder effects I use the line tool (1 or 2 px thickness) and just draw it tot he shape I want then blur it till its not so hard a line. this allows the highlight to 'flow' with the subject and still be fairly easy to accomplish.
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Skariaxil Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
I see. I've been looking for an easy way to make gradients like that for quite a while now. Thanks^^
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