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  1. RPF Premium Member sean's Avatar
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 23, 2017, 2:53 PM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #26

    You always make me jealous dude! looking fantastic already, going to be a killer addition to your collection.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 23, 2017, 3:48 PM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #27

    sean said: View Post
    You always make me jealous dude! looking fantastic already, going to be a killer addition to your collection.
    Ha ha, I live to make you jealous @sean! Call it payback bro. What goes around comes around.


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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 23, 2017, 8:55 PM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #28

    Part of the fun of prop making. Repaint, sanding and repeat. Looking good.

    The Weta paint finish to me is flat but has a very soft sheen to the finish.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 26, 2017, 8:12 AM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #29

    @sewbecca sir would you mind doing me another favour, would you mind taking a close up pic of each side of the rifle where the black greeblies are...



    Each side as I believe they are different.

    Also, would you mind taking a pic and also measuring the raised portion of the “rail” that the 2 scope type pieces sit on...



    Bit hard to see in that pic but hopefully you know what I mean. The kit I have has no raised part for the scopes and I think it’s something I want to add.

    Thanks so much mate!



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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 26, 2017, 10:18 PM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #30

    No prob, when I have a moment I’ll get those for ya.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 4:41 AM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #31

    Nice build, love seeing all the progress shots, just incase you havent seen this thread (https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=77512), it had lots of pics of what i assume was a screen used rifle, just thought they might be good for referencing
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 8:06 AM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #32

    Tuckanator said: View Post
    Nice build, love seeing all the progress shots, just incase you havent seen this thread (https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=77512), it had lots of pics of what i assume was a screen used rifle, just thought they might be good for referencing
    Thanks for the link. Shame none of the pics appear due to the photobucket issue.


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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 8:44 PM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #33

    I had already saved them onto my pc if u want them, i can post them here or email u if ur keen, nice shots of the fuel cannister thingy aswell
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 27, 2017, 9:41 PM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #34

    That would be great. Post them here as others may find them useful for future builds. Thanks!

    What I’m really struggling with is how to do the alien markings. If anyone has some ideas, please speak up.


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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 28, 2017, 12:06 AM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #35

    Perhaps you have already seen this, if not then maybe this will help with finishing your build.

    Bill Doran of Punished Props made a video series of his District 9 Assault Rifle Build in 2015. In the following part 4 video (after the 3:40 time mark) he talks about using stencils with his vinyl cutter for the alien markings.

    Mike J. shared some of the alien glyphs here in another build thread back in 2014.

    I am glad another member is taking a crack at this. We rarely see any custom District 9 build these days. Looking forward to its final form.

    Prop: Shop - Tested's District 9 Rifle Build: Part 1 Designing & Fabrication - YouTube



    Prop: Shop - Tested's District 9 Rifle Build: Part 2 - Lathing and Molding - YouTube



    Prop: Shop - Tested's District 9 Rifle Build: Part 3 - Matrix Mold - YouTube



    Prop: Shop - Tested's District 9 Rifle Build: Part 4 - Casting & Painting - YouTube




    Tested then did a final video covering the whole build.

    Making a District 9 Alien Assault Rifle Prop Replica - YouTube

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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 28, 2017, 12:28 AM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #36

    tmax said: View Post
    @sewbecca sir would you mind doing me another favour, would you mind taking a close up pic of each side of the rifle where the black greeblies are...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...68a6d6c9f1.jpg

    Each side as I believe they are different.

    Also, would you mind taking a pic and also measuring the raised portion of the “rail” that the 2 scope type pieces sit on...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...74f64642dc.jpg

    Bit hard to see in that pic but hopefully you know what I mean. The kit I have has no raised part for the scopes and I think it’s something I want to add.

    Thanks so much mate!



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    Here ya go tmax.

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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 28, 2017, 6:55 AM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #37

    Might be usefull, might not be but anyway be heres the rifle pics
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    Im curious if the weta replica is the same but not owning one myself im not sure, youd think it would be though
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 28, 2017, 9:51 AM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #38

    Vivek said: View Post
    Perhaps you have already seen this, if not then maybe this will help with finishing your build.

    Bill Doran of Punished Props made a video series of his District 9 Assault Rifle Build in 2015. In the following part 4 video (after the 3:40 time mark) he talks about using stencils with his vinyl cutter for the alien markings.

    Mike J. shared some of the alien glyphs here in another build thread back in 2014.

    I am glad another member is taking a crack at this. We rarely see any custom District 9 build these days. Looking forward to its final form.

    Prop: Shop - Tested's District 9 Rifle Build: Part 1 Designing & Fabrication - YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGjfXovQhL0

    Prop: Shop - Tested's District 9 Rifle Build: Part 2 - Lathing and Molding - YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN_umqdguS4

    Prop: Shop - Tested's District 9 Rifle Build: Part 3 - Matrix Mold - YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjwvak9XjcU

    Prop: Shop - Tested's District 9 Rifle Build: Part 4 - Casting & Painting - YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIl15IjrLQk


    Tested then did a final video covering the whole build.

    Making a District 9 Alien Assault Rifle Prop Replica - YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY6k6foXEN8
    Bill from punished props is the maker I mentioned earlier that I've contacted. Still waiting to hear back from him. And Ziga's rifle build was one I followed closely at the time and made numerous comments along the way. He also had trouble with the markings and ended up doing a lot by hand. His builds are awesome. In fact I own his Angel of Verdun Sword from Edge of Tomorrow. Amazing prop and one of my favs!

    Thanks for posting. Obviously great minds do think alike. ;-)

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    Thank you @Sewbacca and @Tuckanator you guys are awesome!
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 28, 2017, 3:11 PM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #39

    2 parts that were missing in the 3D kit was the "rail attachment" that the scopes are mounted to. And also the black detail on the back of the handle. I felt both of these were important to have. With what I have on hand, wood was definitely my best option...













    I decided it would be cool for the rail attachment to sit over the rail, rather than just on top.



    Off to the workshop to use the table saw...





    Taken outside the workshop so you can see how cold it is here! Brrrr.

    Fits well...









    Next up will be the greeblies either side above the trigger. I'm not going to go with 100% accuracy, but rather do my own thing. Found a box of electronic bits in the basement.



    That'll work!
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 28, 2017, 4:17 PM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #40

    Wow you don’t waste any time, good job very talented!
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 29, 2017, 7:44 PM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #41

    Sewbacca said: View Post
    Wow you don’t waste any time, good job very talented!
    Thank you kind sir.
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 29, 2017, 7:51 PM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #42

    Awesome!
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 29, 2017, 7:53 PM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #43

    Worked on the greeblies tonight. Again, not going for accuracy here, but wanted to loosely resemble the Weta replica...







    The other side...







    Will look good painted. :-)
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 29, 2017, 11:17 PM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #44

    very creative, good job.
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 30, 2017, 10:23 AM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #45

    sean said: View Post
    Awesome!
    Thanks mate, it's getting there. Still trying to work out the alien graphics...
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    1 Week Ago  Dec 1, 2017, 11:08 AM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #46

    Dear god, man! You have the patience of a saint! Children will sing songs about you!
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    1 Week Ago  Dec 4, 2017, 4:26 AM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #47

    loving the build thread so far !!
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    1 Week Ago  Dec 4, 2017, 5:49 AM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #48

    I am working on the exact weapon myself. Got all the parts printed out Just haven't had the time to sand it. I modeled up the side greeblies myself if you need the stl.

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    Also mate, the thing on top of the gun, on the top rail, the front part with the long nose? That is angled up in all my reference pics. Thought you should know in case you missed it.
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    1 Week Ago  Dec 4, 2017, 10:09 AM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #49

    Funky said: View Post
    Dear god, man! You have the patience of a saint! Children will sing songs about you!
    Ha ha, not really, wish it was done days ago. But these dang graphics...

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    loving the build thread so far !!
    Thank you good sir. I'd love to see a build thread of your Arc Gen. Hey, how are you going about the Alien Graphics?
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    1 Week Ago  Dec 4, 2017, 10:22 AM - Re: District 9 Assault Rifle Build (3D kit) #50

    Strode said: View Post
    I am working on the exact weapon myself. Got all the parts printed out Just haven't had the time to sand it. I modeled up the side greeblies myself if you need the stl.

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    Also mate, the thing on top of the gun, on the top rail, the front part with the long nose? That is angled up in all my reference pics. Thought you should know in case you missed it.
    Oh man, where were you last week??! Ha ha. I'd love to see your work though. Can you post pics of your printed parts? Either here in this thread or your own build thread. I'd love to see how accurate yours is, etc. This one isn't that accurate, but was the most accurate I'd seen to date. The guy who modelled it is in Croatia and we struck a deal where he'd print it at cost for me and I'd give him pics of the finished gun so he could sell more kits. Also, I've been able to help him improve the model by pointing out all the inaccuracies and faults. With this "prototype" I've resolved that it won't be accurate, so happy for it to be somewhat my own thing. For example the greeblies you mention. But again, I'd love to see your model. And more than happy to offer any advice or pointers on your build if I can.

    One thing I'd mention off the bat, is it would be great if the model had "keyed" pieces, rather than just flat surfaces glued together. The reason for this is you end up with a cracked paint line where the join is due to the ever so slight movement in the model. My parts are glued well, but there is still some very minor movement. Apparently this even occurs on the Weta replicas. Cracks where the parts are joined. I tend to think keyed parts would illuminate this. Of course. your past this point in your build, but though it worth mentioning.

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