mass effect 3 salarian scorpion pistol.

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  1. NexusFX

    NexusFX Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    After painting up a nerf recon mass effect style for my brother, i figured its time to move on to the real thing. Ive been playing through all the games (and becoming completely obsessed). As soon as i got this gun i loved it.

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    sat down and figured out how to make templates using adobe illustrator. I came up with this over a couple hours last night.

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    and started transferring over to mdf. Got alot of the base of the handle.

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    hoping to have this done by monday.
     
  2. Nwerke

    Nwerke Master Member

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    Nice. Is it just me or does it have some Prawn HMG influence at the front end?
     
  3. cosmic_x

    cosmic_x Well-Known Member

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    I didnt use it in the game, is it good?
     
  4. NexusFX

    NexusFX Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The Salarians have very prawn like hands so that makes sense. The gun is awesome, it pops out these little blue balls that explode.
     
  5. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    Very cool!

    Yeah it was pretty cool. It's the gun that fired the sticky grenades.
     
  6. NexusFX

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    todays progress.

    the angles at the back of the ovals will be covered by the angled bar from the back, no worries there

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  7. C0mmand3rC0dy

    C0mmand3rC0dy Sr Member

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    Probably one of the cooler heavy pistols from the game,

    can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  8. zanderwitaz

    zanderwitaz Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Mass effect love!
     
  9. NexusFX

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    got some more done on this bad boy

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  10. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    That looks really good! I kind of assumed this one would be very hard to do, but you're pulling it off. :thumbsup
     
  11. Owens8176

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    /agree
     
  12. PariahAU

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    *subscribed*

    great stuff. this and the asari disicple would look pretty sweet :)
     
  13. Jonny B

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  14. NexusFX

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    I was actually looking into sculpting the ovals and casting them in crystal clear. Im thinking of hollowing out the center so you can put lights in it. Then just paint the oval recesses black and you'll be all set. Im gonna check out the el wire, just gotta find a place the battery pack will fit.
     
  15. zanderwitaz

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    It doesnt look like the whole oval part lights up. Just the panel lines going through it. I would make the oval part in wood/sintra/mdf and leave a separation between the parts. Then, back it with something, and pour clear casting resin in the valley where the panel is. then remove the backing. Then youd have a clear resin channel to light!
     
  16. NexusFX

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    the whole gun is going to be molded. For whatever reason i don't get the feeling that the ovals are flat, i think the lights are the high parts while the rest is recessed. Im gonna hollow out the main body so when you add the clear ovals on you just have to paint the recessed black and the light will show through the high spots.
     
  17. zanderwitaz

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    I'm sure you will do it justice!
     
  18. NexusFX

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    thanks, coming from you that means alot. I dig your work
     
  19. NexusFX

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    got both of the top front sides pretty much squared away
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    and started cutting in some detail lines
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    top shot
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    the top width is at 1'' so the rear slide will come in at 1 1/2"
     
  20. Dainbramage546

    Dainbramage546 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks awesome so far! I thought about making one of these so I can't wait to see yours finished
     
  21. chinbeard

    chinbeard Active Member

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    Oooooh! This is looking great! =D I kind of wanted to make this one, but now I don't have to. Stoked to see how it turns out!
     
  22. darkchylde80

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    This is looking great! Nice to see a lot of ME love on the forum :)
     
  23. NexusFX

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    Maybe some tradesies? ;)
     
  24. NormanF

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  25. Stutz

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    That's looking really nice!
     
  26. zanderwitaz

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    nice n smooth! keep it up! what are you using for the beveled barrel tip?
     
  27. NexusFX

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    I dont have a lath yet so i was thinking of using different diameters of tubing for the flat spots and filling them in. I saw what you did with the mattock tip and might do something similar.
     
  28. NexusFX

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    got a TON of work done on this today

    finally got around to building the slide
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    added the handle detail and started on the trigger detail
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    couple views of the top slide
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    aaaand started the little front boxes
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    i think its time to buy a scroll saw.....
     
  29. zanderwitaz

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    Nice progress! I think I've single handedly boosted the scroll saw market.
     
  30. LeoFirebrand

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    Have been wanting to build this myself for a while, excellent work. cant wait to see the finished result.
     
  31. NexusFX

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    the continuing process of making this ugly and pretty again..

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  32. Xosmi

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    Nice looking work there! just out of interest, what will you be using for the big blue orb at the front of the gun ? and will you be adding leds+bp to make it light up ?
     
  33. Itsanonsense

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  34. zanderwitaz

    zanderwitaz Well-Known Member

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    that looks just like his to me!
     
  35. echo9

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    Amazing job! That's incredibly impressive what you can do with MDF. Any updates?
     
  36. DaMan

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    Very impressive so far
     
  37. FrostyGhost

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    Great work thus far. I loved playing with this weapon and looking at all of these posts has me amped to go play a run through again.
     
  38. The Schlitzie

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    That's looking awesome!
     
  39. NexusFX

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    thanks guys, im still working on this guy. as well as t-21 my n7 armor, and a vader commission.... haha it will get done eventually
     

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