Seburo GONG (Appleseed)

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Sandman0077

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Hey, everyone. I've recently taken up 3D Modeling as a serious hobby, and I've been able to revisit this old project. Originally I was going to do an airsoft version out of metal and wood, but I was way to ambitious at the time (7+ years ago). Now, I just want a static prop that I can 3D print when I get my Ender 3 next month. I just finished modeling it solid (almost half of the parts were modeled seperately in order to make a version that would cycle, magazine would come out, etc, but that's kinda difficult unless you can print and troubleshoot issues.

Here it is in it's current state. I blended as many details as I could from various sources found over the years online and in media. This is *MY* perfect version, aesthetically speaking. The hand grips were giving me a really hard time, so I modeled them as closely as I could, and will be finishing the scales via sanding to proper shape when it's finally printed.

Gong 1.png
Gong 2.png
Gong 3.png
Gong 4.png
Gong 5.png

Not sure if I will offer these static kits in the Junkyard, but it's possible (in the future).

Any thoughts/questions about this project? I can provide additional screenshots if anyone wants to see different views.
 

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Kovnyn

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Looks really cool (never got into Appleseed, though I am aware of it).
The grip looks dead on like a Nerf gun, don't know if that was intentional, since you said you had a hard time with them. Might be an aesthetic turn off for some.

For me, I'd love a copy for a Star Wars blaster, but the grip kills it for me.

But that's my own aesthetics, so aside from that, I love it.
 

Sandman0077

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Yeah, I couldn't model the scales properly. I just made general cutouts in the scales where the angles will be, based on concept art, screenshots, and the recast I have. That will be an easy fix done by hand once it's printed.

Thanks for the feedback!
Looks really cool (never got into Appleseed, though I am aware of it).
The grip looks dead on like a Nerf gun, don't know if that was intentional, since you said you had a hard time with them. Might be an aesthetic turn off for some.

For me, I'd love a copy for a Star Wars blaster, but the grip kills it for me.

But that's my own aesthetics, so aside from that, I love it.
 

Sandman0077

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Did a color render on the Gong to show the palette I'm gonna go with once it's printed and assembled.
Render Lines 2.jpg

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Tanglefoot

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Bravo! If it works out and you would like to offer a kit I'd love to hear about it. I finally found one of my white whales in a Bajoran Phaser rifle and a Gong is one of the few pieces I'm still looking for.
 

Cataras

New Member
Would like to know as well if kits become available. :)
Barring that, do you have some simple dimensions for your model? Even just a simple length? A friend of mine found these plans but it looks like it might be a scaled down version.


Thanks in advance!

C
 

Sandman0077

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Would like to know as well if kits become available. :)
Barring that, do you have some simple dimensions for your model? Even just a simple length? A friend of mine found these plans but it looks like it might be a scaled down version.


Thanks in advance!

C
I'll have to double check when I get home.
 

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Sandman0077

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Would like to know as well if kits become available. :)
Barring that, do you have some simple dimensions for your model? Even just a simple length? A friend of mine found these plans but it looks like it might be a scaled down version.


Thanks in advance!

C
412.50mm long, from tip of barrel to back on the grip.
 

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