I'm cosplaying as Commander Shepard for this year's International Comic Con in San Diego(as well as a few others like the midnight release of ME3). I will be dressed in her casual uniform, the one worn when she is on the Normandy.
Even though Shepard does not carry a gun around on the Normandy, I will be. With all the enemies she has, I would have a weapon at all times. I didn't want to do one that is seen in Mass Effect, I wanted my own design to be proud of. So I took a bunch of reference photos and began working away. Shortly after starting, I received the Game Informer magazine with the article on ME3. They mentioned completely customizable weapons so now my gun will fit right in!
1 - Base paint set.
2 - Beginning with the gloss and detail.
3 - Details mostly done.
4 - With the N7 logo.
Step 1-4: [link]
Step 5-8: VIEWING