The rifling what puts it over the top. The black oxide also makes it look like steel. I can't wait to see the final video(s). Thanks for sharing the blackening agent, I always assumed it was a very industrial process.
The finish, the abuse, the weathering is so freaking amazing. I like that you always weather your work, it feels so much more real then.
I was curious about when you mentioned in a video you were going for a manufactured look instead of a handmade look though. Wouldn't this be some custom one for Hellboy, and be handmade, and have those tell tales? Just personal preference?
Either way I'm blown away (hah) by how this turned our and the work put in.
beautiful work - gluing plastic together can look great but nothing as satisfying as real metal with mechanical connections - makes me want to get out to my workshop - so more than beautiful, its inspirational work!
Ridiculously cool! That's the most convincing blued-steel finish I've seen accomplished on aluminum.
It really does look like cast steel. The rifling in the barrel is the icing on the cake.
Steel would be cool (and way easier to blue) but crazy-heavy.
Aluminum would be my choice - especially with that finish. A+