Finished Matsuo Halo 3 SMG

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by tubachris85x, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. tubachris85x

    tubachris85x Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Finally had some time off from work and wanted to work on something. I've had this piece for awhile now and never had a real chance to finish it until yesterday! It's a very beautiful piece of art. Looks pretty darn real to me! My biggest compliment to this is the way it is constructed. It came assembled, but utilized screws and is VERY solid piece all around. The magazine is removable and he embedded magnets into it which coincided to the larger bolts that hold the mag "well" in place. An awesome touch being that the bolt handle is cast in metal. The only gluing needed was the bottom piece of the trigger guard. Everything else is all paint. I'm very happy with this piece! I just wish I had a second one to duel wield!

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  2. JohnsonArms

    JohnsonArms Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice! Some day I'll get a chance to do the battle rifles :)
     
  3. tubachris85x

    tubachris85x Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks! The BR is one of my favorite weapon designs, go for it!
     
  4. EvilRocketeer

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    Great Job Chris, the gun looks awesome!
     
  5. tubachris85x

    tubachris85x Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks man!
     
  6. Prefect42

    Prefect42 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Matsuo is an artist. I've got a few of his other pieces and yes, the engineering is top notch.

    Your work really makes it shine. How did you paint the front barrel? It looks like you've just come back from a long day with that beast.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ted.
     
  7. tubachris85x

    tubachris85x Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well the barrel's look was inspired by the original photos Matsuo published when he completed them. I merely mimicked how he did his. Since the entire piece was cold cast, I took the barrel, sprayed it completly flat black, and started carefully sanding around it with steel wool, and was very careful sanding to get the ring effect I was going for. I'm really happy how well it turned out!
     
  8. Matsuo

    Matsuo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I put mine in a drill and go to town...LOL

    Looks good my man!

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  9. tubachris85x

    tubachris85x Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol that works too! Thanks, I hope I did it justice compared to yours!
     

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