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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Weapons Armory => Topic started by: Raygne on Sep 16, 2017, 10:43 PM

Title: Raygne's New pistol-Pic heavy-FINISHED
Post by: Raygne on Sep 16, 2017, 10:43 PM
-Reupload of photos since someone asked

Hey everyone

So after I built my Verpine (link in my signature) , I received a lot of questions about it so I decided to explain things up front a little better to help out on this project.  As always, feedback is welcome even if negative.  I donít mind.  This is only my second prop ever and I have very limited tools so I have to make do. 

I decided to work on a pistol.  I started designing when I found the following image.  These are Nico Okarr pistols from The Old Republic.  I was going to build 2 but I don't like dual pistols personally.

(https://i.imgur.com/GO05ItT.jpg)

It was very close to what I was looking for so I decided to start converting it to 2D.  The art for this is soft so exact details are hard to see sometimes.  I decided to interpret them as best I could.  I know there are only a couple images of this pistol and they all seem to differ so I stuck with the first one I found.

After looking at it and asking a few people that actually shoot real guns, we all agreed that the front is very shotgun in design, the rear grip is western and the body is just unique.   The round cross detail on the body looks like it would rotate to remove.  I just decided it might be a power core and almost like a sideways cylinder idea.  Again, I am just interpreting it.
I noticed in the art that there were no hard edges.  Everything seemed to be rounded based on the reflections.  After I started building, hard lines looked awful so I rounded the whole thing to match the art.  I preferred the look much better.

Everything is handmade except for the trigger and screws on the sides.  I donít know how to 3d model and donít have a 3d printer.  It is sintra, plastic, pvc, red oak, lexan and brass.   Itís about 14.5 inches long, 7 inches high and 1.75 inches thick one the front grip.  That is the thickest point.  It is very imposing in your face.  I felt that it was meant to be a handcannon concept.  The proportions worked out very well in the end.   The varying thicknesses in it helped to define its weight.

(https://i.imgur.com/JbPDEx3.jpg)
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(https://i.imgur.com/cXLZQoP.jpg)
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The main body is red oak covered in sintra.  The inlay are just paper pieces printed and fitted into the slot then lexan was fitted over them. 

The barrels are PVC.  The raised section in the middle was a larger size that was sanded out to slide over the smaller one.  The grooves were cut with a drill press using a sliding vice then sanded even with files.  The v grooves are done with hand files.
The brass pieces are all real brass rivets or flat sheet cut and bent into shape.
 
The trigger guard is a 6mm sintra piece shaped and glued in the body.  The trigger is an actual metal M4 trigger that was cut down and shaped to make it a little shorter.  It does move with a little spring inside.

The front grip is red oak that was glued into a block then cut out and shaped.  All the ridges on the bottom were done with files by hand.  The grip is wood and plastic but it has thick leather piece wrapped around.

I think it came out ok but I made so many mistakes.  I learned what I would do different mainly in construction.  Originally the barrels were really metal looking but the finish was very delicate even after 3 weeks of untouched curing.  I had to change to a more durable finish.

Let me know what you think.  I keep trying to get better and that only comes from feedback.  I will answer questions as best I can.  I am terrible at WIP pictures since I tend to work when I feel like it.

Thanks for looking and all the compliments on the my Verpine.  It pushed me try again.

P.S.  I know weathering will come up but I am still not confident in it yet.
Title: Re: Raygne's New pistol-Pic heavy-FINISHED
Post by: Nimrodt on Sep 16, 2017, 10:58 PM
realy nice i have trhe sam pic in my archives nice that you make it real 
 i love your wood work
Title: Re: Raygne's New pistol-Pic heavy-FINISHED
Post by: Jaryn Solus on Sep 17, 2017, 03:12 AM
That's stunning work, good job :)
Title: Re: Raygne's New pistol-Pic heavy-FINISHED
Post by: Tusken Dan on Sep 17, 2017, 08:45 AM
Very well done. 
Title: Re: Raygne's New pistol-Pic heavy-FINISHED
Post by: Anansi on Sep 19, 2017, 02:09 PM
That is a beautiful cannon. Absolutely beautiful.
Title: Re: Raygne's New pistol-Pic heavy-FINISHED
Post by: Straka Zulu on Sep 19, 2017, 03:12 PM
If that was mine, I would have a VERY hard time weathering it. I would not want to mar it's beauty. ;D
Title: Re: Raygne's New pistol-Pic heavy-FINISHED
Post by: Raygne on Nov 05, 2021, 02:21 AM
-Reupload of photos since someone asked