In the Cortanis books, Vanda has a very high-level weapon, a pistol called the Ixxis-DE. Since Vanda is going to be featured in photographic glory on the cover of Soldiers, and elsewhere on Cortanis promotional materials (like this Web site), I thought the Ixxis should make an appearance as well.
I gave this project to a very talented and capable colleague of mine, Joy Page. Today she delivered to me the finished prop, including a custom-made case for it to be transported in. I’m very happy to finally get to show some preliminary photographs of the new prop. I’ll do a more comprehensive gallery later.