in this tutorial i will show you how to make a realistic stimpaks model using the program solid works.
Step 1: Making the Stimpaks Body
to make this item your going to need the program solid works which if you don't already have your going to have to buy, but the software is very expensive and isn't easy to acquire.
what your going to want to do is first open a sketch on the top plane and draw a circle and scale it to about 1.5 inches. you must then scale a circle of the same diameter 3 inches above the first circle. sweep the two circles and turn the two sketches into a cylinder. then you must make a circle about 2 inches ant the top portion of the cylinder widening it out for looks. take the sketch you just made and turn it into a cylinder .5 inch tall using the extruded boss tool. finally, you make another cylinder with a diameter of .2 directly in the center of the cylinder that is two inches in diameter.( this will later be used to mate two components) with this part done you are 1/3 the way complete.
Step 2: Double T
this piece all you must do is take the sketch tool and open a sketch on the front plane. you must then dimension a rectangle .4 inches tall and 3 inches across take the extruded boss feature and make the rectangle .3 inches thick. finally take the rectangle tool and make two rectangles .8 inches tall and .3 inches across the dimension of the the rectangle must also be .4 inches thick that way it is slightly larger than the other rectangle. then dimension them so they are both on the middle of your first extruded rectangle but you must also make them .3 inches from the very edge allowing it to look the same as one from fallout/
Step 3: Stimpaks Preasure Guage
lastly you need to open another part and have a different sketch on the front plane. make a circle 2 inches in diameter then extrude it .4 inches tall. then make another circle in the center of that circle dimension it to 1.8 inches in diameter. instead of extruded boss you are going to want to extrude cut this .1 inches deep. then take the line tool and draw some lines at the bottom of the circle .make these lines. inches down and .4 inches across then extrude boss these lines turning them into a rectangle. once the rectangle is extruded click on its bottom plane and draw a circle make the circle .3 inches in diameter and then extrude it down . 5 inches then make another circle on bottom of that circle dimension it .2 inches in diameter and extrude cut it .5 inches deep(this is going to be used to mate with the body of the stimpaks
finally you have to make an assembly of the 3 parts. open an assembly in solid works and bring in the three previously made parts and select the mate tool. mate the bottom of the part i call the pressure gauge to the top of the stimpaks body. then you must mate the double t to the portion of the stimpaks body that is still showing parallel to the pressure gauge. the end result will look like the picture above.