Men In Black 3 Shotgun Build (Pic Heavy)

krispikarim

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I was commissioned earlier this year to create a replica of the shotgun from Men In Black 3, so here's the process of how I've been making it. Enjoy!


After gathering as much reference material as possible (thank you to therpf interview at comic con) I was able to begin drawing the blueprints is inkscape (free illustrator), and printed them out in full scale.
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Which I then transferred to 1/4"MDF as a base, then cutting specific parts in insulation foam that I carved into shape.
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After carving, I protected the foam with epsilon epoxy resin, and began to shape the gun in bondo.
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While I was working in shaping the gun I began 3d printing the details on the gun.
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More bondo work:
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To create the small hole details I cut sticky back craft foam into the small ovals which I then stuck to the gun in the places I marked beforehand, then filling the area with bondo and removing the foam before it fully cured.
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krispikarim

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Re: Men In Black 3 Shotgun Bulld (Pic Heavy)

The next few details were the basic same sticky back foam process.
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Mold Making! (sorry I didn't get many photos of the process)
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And the piece is cast. I also designed and laser cut the stand at a local maker space.
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Much more to come...
 

Funky

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That's amazing work!!! The detail pops after the paint is breathtaking! Does the paint hold up with handling? Many times it stays a bit tacky being prone to fingerprints.
 

krispikarim

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That's amazing work!!! The detail pops after the paint is breathtaking! Does the paint hold up with handling? Many times it stays a bit tacky being prone to fingerprints.
Thank you, and yeah it's a fairly durable coating, and it's not an enamel, the chrome itself is alcohol based, and the varnish is water based (but water resistant when dry), so no tackiness.
 
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