Mass Effect 2/3/Andromeda M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2.5 2017

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zanderwitaz

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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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Crynyd

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Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2

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'.
 

NexusFX

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Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2

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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zanderwitaz

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Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2

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!
 

zanderwitaz

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Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2

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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cosmic_x

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Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2

very nice work, still on the fence to get one of these, you making it justice mate
 

zanderwitaz

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Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2

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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GeneralFROSTY

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Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2

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!
 

darkchylde80

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Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2

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! :love
 

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cosmic_x

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Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2

is this the part breakdown of the kit?



Hopefully it is :rolleyes
 

zanderwitaz

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Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2

is this the part breakdown of the kit?



Hopefully it is :rolleyes
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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NexusFX

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Re: Mass Effect 2/3 M96 Mattock Heavy Rifle Build V2

genius! Now do the Cerberus smg and ill do the pistol. Dual Cerberus builds yo!
 

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