1:1 Persona 3 Aluminum Evoker Replica

biodude

New Member
Hey guys, thought it'd be a good idea to post this here, being a replica prop and all :)

I'm an 18 year old learning CNC machining/ tool and die making at school and work, and wanted to share with you guys my Evoker replica that took me around 5 or so months to get to this near-complete state (all that's left to do is final polishing and a little paint strip in the brass insert). It has a functional slide and trigger (they're springy). I did have a slide over-travel stop and make-shift slide lock, but due to a last minute design flaw with the assembly, I had to rework some things, removing those features.
My references were all over the place so I picked the ones I liked the most and stuck with them. Mine resembles the most from the persona 3 manga and some of the in-game cut scenes.

If I ever made another, the safety will be functional and act as a slide lock for forward and back, and over-travel stop will be re-added, among a few other cool features.
Body is made from 6061 aluminum, trigger is heat treated A2 tool steel, grip inserts are brass, and the grips themselves are made from nylon. Comes apart into 9 main parts.
Machines used: Wire EDM, HAAS CNC mill, prototrak conversational mill, and an old bridgeport when the prototrak wasn't available.
Pics are quite large

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Hope you enjoy, I learned a LOT from making this (haven't made anything like this before). Sorry for not posting a wip thread with progress, I didn't find out about this forum until I was much later in development. My dad is making a really nice all real white leather holster that is almost done, I can post pics of that too here when its ready.

I do have a more in-depth progress thread here with more pictures, but I didn't want to spam too many in the OP: http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1378200

Here's a pic of me in my cosplay for this weekend coming up:
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Ask any questions/crits you like
 
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biodude

New Member
Holster is basically finished, just gotta attach it to the holster with some rivets and I'll be ready to go

Will post pics after attaching
 

biodude

New Member
Great seeing new talent!
Its a shame there aren't more younger guys/girls at my school interested in CNC, maybe they just dont have the mindset or whatever.
I'm the youngest in my class, the second youngest is in his mid to late 30's, the rest are 50-60 years old and are just there to collect a paycheck :/
 

CSMacLaren

Sr Member
Its a shame there aren't more younger guys/girls at my school interested in CNC, maybe they just dont have the mindset or whatever.
I'm the youngest in my class, the second youngest is in his mid to late 30's, the rest are 50-60 years old and are just there to collect a paycheck :/
Well, if you show them a lightsaber that you made, it might pique interest. The idea that you can craft anything with some imagination and ingenuity has got to be appealing to at least some people.
 

biodude

New Member
Well, if you show them a lightsaber that you made, it might pique interest. The idea that you can craft anything with some imagination and ingenuity has got to be appealing to at least some people.
Its not that, I mean, they love the cool little cnc keychains and stuff I've made- its just they dont have the ambition, the hands on-mind set if you will. They think all the stuff is nice, but I'm saying they don't want to get involved in what it takes to get to that point at a younger age
 
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CSMacLaren

Sr Member
Its not that, I mean, they love the cool little cnc keychains and stuff I've made- its just they dont have the ambition, the hands on-mind set if you will. They think all the stuff is nice, but I'm saying they don't want to get involved in what it takes to get to that point at a younger age

Well, then, maybe this is a calling. :)
 

biodude

New Member
Assembled Specs:
Evoker Mk.I

Weight:
36.9 ounces

Dimensions:

1.250 inches wide(with grips)
8.708 inches long
6.025 inches tall

Materials:

6061 aluminum: slide,barrel, bottom frame, top frame
A2 Tool steel (heat treated): trigger
brass grip inserts
nylon grips
Testor's blue gloss enamel
5 dowel pins: 1x 10mm, 3x 5mm, 1x 4mm
2 extension springs (trigger and slide)
8 assembly screws(including safety screw)

MK.I functionality:

Slide can be pulled back and released
Trigger can be pulled back and released
Evoker comes apart into 9 individual parts easily

Misc:

Start time: early Jan 2014 (around the 5th or so)
Finish time (for everything): May 23rd 2014

Notes: One of the main reasons it took so long is because I have never done anything like it before, and had to learn a lot along the way of making it. Making another would not take as long.
The references were all over the place- some were square, some rounded, etc., so I decided to stick with the manga/p3fes cutscene version, due to personal preference.

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JamesPurcell

Jr Member
Looks good but no matter how many times I watch it, I still dont get why they have to shoot themselves in the head each time!
 
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