It's sturdier than it might look like. I have worn (and am continuing to do so) my Froggy since three years on multiple cosplay events so far, enduring quite a lot of strain without any mayor damage so far (sure the brass and the paint looks definitly three years old... ).
As for a functional (and thus fictional) version, you would have to remember that we are talking of a very small caliber here, so the recoil of a shot should be also easily handled, as the whole set up is furthermore based on a steel plate beneath the leather wrapper.
Naah... Why wanting a uninspired alien wrist thingie, when you can send off naughty aliens to hell (or whatever the aliens aquivilant is) with a smile on there face using a Froggy wrist Gatling gun loaded with Liquid Aether ammo?
No, I'll be honoured if someone wants to buy my stuff.
I'll try to let you know, if the series will ever come to be, but if I forget, I surely will announce it in my DA journal, so keep an eye on it. I'll try to find a way, making the items affordable, but of course Froggy will be more expensive than the 228's as he's far more labourintensive.
Well, let's see, what the future holds in store... Thank you for your interest!
Thanks for the honour. To be noticed by such an accomplished artist like yourself is always highly pleasing.
Looking forward to your canon version. I loved these gadgetery wrist stuff since I saw Boba Fett for the first time.
Besides all the other stuff in the pipeline, I'm also planning of upgrading Froggy with some light FX and above all a drive for the barrels to actually turn if the trigger is pulled (in this case it will be pushed). But it's not a top priority at the moment as there are more important works to get finished in the next months.
But please don't ask me where the inspiration came from. The project started as a simple what-do-to-with-the-leftovers and on some point I turned on of those parts in my hand and BAAMM! there was the hea of the frog in my mind from god knows where.
I really would like to realize a small scene as a 3 min shortfilm, when I'm finally finished with the whole Hunter outfit, showing off all the neat weaponry and gadgets of him. As the Hunter is loaded with this stuff (a bit like Mad Max in Thunderdome in the scene where he gets rid of all his weaponry to enter Bartertown). Although the scene shows him being ambushed (bad idea!) I imagine it to be a little bit like a commercial trailer for his stuff pictured in a Tarantino/Matrix style.
Ah well... first I have to get the costume finished. But you never know.
If you already have some minor experience with building models or other stuff like this, it's pretty easy to build. Hardest part was to cut and shape froggies stand/feets and savely attaching the rest onto it, so it would survive wearing it a convention weekend long without falling apart.
I always try to build my stuff durable, keeping a sense of ergonomic functionality in mind already during the design stage.