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    Apr 22, 2012, 8:54 PM - Mass Effect 2/3/Andromeda M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2.5 2017 #1

    Yuuuup. Here we go again!



    So for those of you who don't know, I built this guy already at 28.5 inches long.
    that particular gun had to be shipped to France, so I wasn't able to keep it

    This one however, will be made with molding in mind, is 31.5 inches long, and I actually get to keep it! (or two)

    I have to somehow top my last build:




    I started with the Scope. This one has a few details that my first one didnt have. Still needs knobs n' stuff.



    Next was the main body.



    Layering the body/grip, then dremeling the bevels. 60 grit sanding drum, then 60 grit hand sanded, and skipped to 320. This picture has a 120 grit drum on it, but it just burns the MDF and gunks up the drum. Had to switch to 60.



    bevel complete!



    next layer, panel lines started



    I forgot a detail section above the trigger when I laminated that 1/8th inch layer of MDF. I had to use a box cutter and cut a 1/8th in section out, sand it, and install the panel.



    With that part on hold, I did the main nody side panels. this new gun is half swiss cheese.



    My scroll saw cuts and bevels are getting much cleaner. Might not even need filler on this build if I'm lucky!



    Here's how I layered the MDF on the outer barrel







    More on that later..

    Lower grip!





    I use my scroll saw to make risky cuts like this one because I usually cant find my hand tools buried in MDF scraps!



    using styrene for teeny tiny bevel details for where that cut went



    This part has a double bevel half way down the top. one at 30 degees and one at 45.

    I layered styrene to preserve the detail in the otherswise soft MDF.

    More bevels and detail



    Lower grip skins. Those oval cuts were annoying!





    The almost complete grip assembly



    I'll have more on the stock and carrying handle Next! Stay tuned. (Sorry for the potentially overly long post)
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    Apr 23, 2012, 4:16 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #2

    Floored as always by the Mass Effect arsenal coming out of the RPF. This would be the piece I finally break down and buy, though. About two-thirds of the way through ME3, I would have named my firstborn 'Mattock'.
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    Apr 23, 2012, 4:32 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #3

    Does the trigger move?
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    Apr 23, 2012, 7:36 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #4

    that looks great.
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    Apr 23, 2012, 10:30 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #5

    great stuff! This is my favorite rifle in the game, i love to see all these me guns getting built. Im working on the scorpion, then a cerberus pistol after..cant get enough right!
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    Apr 24, 2012, 12:36 AM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #6

    Thanks guys! No, the trigger doesnt move for 3 reasons. One, it needs to be casted
    Two, some strict cons will ban your gun simply if it has a moving trigger. Three, This is a slide trigger and not on a swivel so its honestly not worth the time invested to get it to move. Ill post some more pictures later tonight or tomorrow morning!
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    Apr 25, 2012, 11:23 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #7

    All right, more progress on the body/stock:





    And the painful trigger assembly. I had to make a bunch of styrene rectangles and...well I wont get into it.





    Where this all goes:



    This part had to be made in two layers:







    The styrene is 1/8th inch thick, beveled at 30 degrees, etc. and is a quarter inch wide. Pain.

    Here is it installed on the outer barrel assembly (with some progress on the rounds, etc)



    Carrying handle progress



    hollow, skinned with styrene on the bottom



    all together (ish)



    Onward!
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    Apr 25, 2012, 11:47 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #8

    Holy crap dude.....the stuff you do with mdf....awesome. Nice detail!
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    Apr 26, 2012, 1:27 AM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #9

    Crank729 said: View Post
    Holy crap dude.....the stuff you do with mdf....awesome. Nice detail!
    I've got to second that for sure. Pure skills dude
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    Apr 26, 2012, 2:03 AM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #10

    amazing stuff here!
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    Apr 26, 2012, 3:19 AM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #11

    very nice work, still on the fence to get one of these, you making it justice mate
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    Apr 28, 2012, 4:25 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #12

    Crank729 said: View Post
    Holy crap dude.....the stuff you do with mdf....awesome. Nice detail!
    I do love my MDF!(and styrene)

    Thanks for the support everyone. Making good progress on this, just finished turning the barrel this morning.

    heres some more deets:

    Moar brackets. these are the narrower ones that go towards the back.



    more styrene on the bottom of the carrying handle



    I just like this picture



    in parts. you can see the tedious registration keys in this picture



    Its going to be 31.5 inches long, just like I predicted!

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    Apr 29, 2012, 7:21 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #13

    Wow Looking great!
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    Apr 29, 2012, 9:38 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #14

    This is simply an awesome, inspiring and completely jaw-dropping scratch-build! Thank you so much for sharing - certainly one of the better examples as of recently what this forum represents! Rep points coming your way!
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    Apr 29, 2012, 9:42 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #15

    GeneralFROSTY said: View Post
    This is simply an awesome, inspiring and completely jaw-dropping scratch-build! Thank you so much for sharing - certainly one of the better examples as of recently what this forum represents! Rep points coming your way!
    If I wasn't so worried about getting this through customs once it was finished I would so be sending you one of these to finish up!
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    Apr 30, 2012, 7:56 AM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #16

    is this the part breakdown of the kit?



    Hopefully it is
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    Apr 30, 2012, 12:52 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #17

    cosmic_x said: View Post
    is this the part breakdown of the kit?



    Hopefully it is
    Yes, the stock will be separate as well. That was the point of that picture, good eye!

    Frosty, thanks for the very encouraging words! and to everyone else as well! You guys gotta keep me motivated, this is my second mattock and its tempting to start on something else!
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    Apr 30, 2012, 1:24 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #18

    genius! Now do the Cerberus smg and ill do the pistol. Dual Cerberus builds yo!
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    Apr 30, 2012, 1:29 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #19

    IRONFETT said: View Post
    genius! Now do the Cerberus smg and ill do the pistol. Dual Cerberus builds yo!
    errr.... I may have already started the hornet
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    Apr 30, 2012, 1:32 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #20

    zanderwitaz said: View Post
    errr.... I may have already started the hornet
    looks like i need to finish the scorpion and start on the talon quick then!
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    Apr 30, 2012, 1:35 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #21

    dont know if you already have this. Hope it helps!

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    Apr 30, 2012, 1:50 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #22

    Better someone do the Valkyrie too
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    Apr 30, 2012, 3:09 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #23

    cosmic_x said: View Post
    Better someone do the Valkyrie too
    How do you guys keep guessing my guns?? the Falcon is on my list. (volpin did the valkyrie so that would be no fun

    Ironfett, I have that reference but I do appreciate it anyways stumbled upon that goldmine of references when I made my DA account!

    Im looking forward to that Talon! I didn't have plans to build one so I'm glad someone is. after the hornet I was planning on doing the locust and the falcon. I have the N7 sniper coming up for someone else so look forward to that too!

    Mass effect overload.
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    Apr 30, 2012, 3:26 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #24

    Will you plan on offering the hornet? That was definitely my favorite SMG of the series.
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    Apr 30, 2012, 7:33 PM - Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2 #25

    That looks sweet!

    Is it going to be true to Mass Effect 3, in that it will be an awesome build, but once you paint it, it all falls apart and pinholes appear everywhere to ruin the experience?

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