Borderlands 2: Sniper Rifle (Contingent Competition) - FINISHED!

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GunnerBill

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Last years effort for Scotland's Comic Con in Glasgow was my Fallout 3 Plasma Rifle, this year it's time for a go at something from my next favourite game - Borderlands 2

The Contingent Competition:





I did a bit of scaling and the whole thing from butt to bayonet tip was 1.7m, Borderlands weapons are always a bit oversized!

Here's my source material, I kind of pride myself on making these things out of stuff that's just lying around (well mostly!)





Shaping the stock and using the biscuit jointer for the third time in about 15 years!







Notice the slight screw up on the pattern... err measure twice cut once?
 
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GunnerBill

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

My favourite bit - cutting and carving.






Just because I could I fitted the grip perfectly to my hand.

Mocking it up with 15mm copper pipe for barrels, honestly perfectly to scale!




Generally speaking I like to use junk or random bits that I have lying around, but in the case of the scope I had to use a real one. I think anything bodged up for this detail would look rubbish. Needless to say it was a pretty cheap one.



And I made the bayonet too!

More soon...
 

Earlessman

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

This looks very intriguing I will be following this thread very closely :)
 

GunnerBill

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

After various holidays some progress:

I've now fixed the barrels in position - I'd toyed with the idea of making them removable for ease of transportation but couldn't make this rigid or straight enough.



and



So some more "decorations" then prep and painting!
 

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joberg

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

Love it already mate:cool I like it when someone uses their imagination and "re-appropriate" an object that was design for one purpose and re-purpose it to create something else:cool
 

GunnerBill

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

Making a start on the scope cover... trusty EVA!





Obviously a bit of work to do.
 

GunnerBill

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

DOH!

I just checked the comicon rules and weapons cannot be longer than 1.5m!

Which is an issue because the above is 1.71m.

Never mind with considerable skill I have cut the barrels and made them interchangeable with a carbine short nosed set or the full length barrels! Which actually in some ways makes this build even cooler!!

Short bayonet to be fabricated.

Pictures to follow...
 

Strode

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

Following with interest!
 

Diegator

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

Nice build! That rifle is going to have some heft to it!
 

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GunnerBill

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

Cheers guys for the positive responses.

An update for the barrel fiasco and the latest on the finishing touches:

I found a stud fastener at a local hardware store and epoxied them into the barrels after chopping them. I'm holding the snub nose for the "carbine" version.

Honestly I planned it all along...





A close up of the finished scope




Here's the main gun painted and awaiting the various fittings (featuring the carbine barrels):

 

Diegator

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

Looking good! Can you straighten the barrels? They look like they're pointing up slightly

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GunnerBill

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

They do!

I wondered about that but this pic was taken with the gun upright. When it's horizontal gravity takes over and they are flat! (I rotated the pic).

I checked this again, horizontally and they do point slightly upwards. It's funny but you cannot really notice this in real life but it's clear as day in the photo.

Weird.

Pretty easy to rectify!
 
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GunnerBill

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

Can't decide... Dahl Headlands or Capital Wastelands?



Sniper rifle nearly finished, backpack WIP.
 

Diegator

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

Looking good! That's one hefty looking rifle.

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drjag

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

Lovin' it! I particularly like MASSIVE blade on the end of that beast!
 

GunnerBill

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Re: Borderlands 2 - Sniper Rifle Build (Contingent Competition).

OK - Finished! (April 19th - September 15th)

I added a bit of weathering, light damage and some soot on the muzzles etc.

The only thing left to do, which is not really part of the build is to attach a hook or ring on the other side so I can hang it off my back-pack as I roam Comicon. It is very heavy!!!

 
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