You may also know this one by the regular version: the M-6 Carnifex.
Even though there are several other prop makers who have made this particular pistol, and quite a few of them made blueprints that are up for sale, I decided to take a crack at it and make my own blueprints (which, coincidentally, are up for sale). Once those were done, it was time to start cutting out the foam! I did this one in the same manner I do the M-8 Avenger: lots of puzzle pieces.
As you can see, there are five major sections. This helped quite a bit, especially in the open areas around the top and the grip portion. Once that was done, I started slinging the craft foam!
This time, I used a trick I learned from WM Armory: score in the lines lightly with a sharp hobby knife, then take the heat gun and go over it all. This makes a much cleaner line, with much less of a chance to slip up and burn through the wrong thing.
Some final shots of the Paladin, quick shots in bad lighting: