Thursday, December 22, 2011

Code Geass Pistol

Another build finished mid November. Delayed for posting, again.

This one is from an anime called "Code Geass" produced by Bandai. I haven't seen it, but Bandai visual's recent animes have been really high production. Check out yukikaze if you haven't seen that one.

Reference: (The proportions dont match up on this thing. They vary picture to picture)

Anyways, Not too much to say about this little guy. The only tedious/difficult part was the little odds and ends on the tip of the barrel.

Here's a bit of working the layers before gluing them together.

Cleaned up a little

Barrel assembly

Lam unit beginnings, smoothed out the grip detail :

Drafting out the details. (the LAM unit can come off)

Magazine plate, mag release button


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Team Fortress 2: Force a' Nature

I meant to put this and something else up in November, but my photo editing skills apparently aren't as quick as my building skills. In any case, I needed to make a FAN by late October. Volpin's build was helpful in saving me some time by using it as a guide, although I made many changes of my own.

I'd like to Thank my college buddy Emilio Arias for the huge help by taking pictures. He's just starting out doing photography gigs, so if you're in Orange County, I highly suggest sending him a message for your senior pictures, gigs, etc. (@ ) . As you can see, he does top notch stuff (final pictures)

I didn't take a whole lot of progress pictures this time, and the first half of the build would just look like Volpin's blog anyways. (laminating MDF.)

I started with the stock. Luckily, I have outside access to a 6" wide industrial belt sander that was able to quickly give me that hour glass/competition stock shape. I also narrowed the grip of the stock about 1/4 inch, as this was being made for a girl.

The grip , receiver, and half domes are all MDF.

After the easy stuff was out of the way, It was time for the creative part. I wanted to make sure my barrel openings were exactly the right size, as well as the degree of taper down the barrels. All of this without sanding for hours and hours. I wont get into the process of what I did, but maybe some of you can figure it out.

Another use of the belt sander, some super glue, and primer.

Gotta love fiberglass barrels. I flicked this assembly across the room at least 3 times with no damage. (I couldn't resist playing with the break-action and forgot I didn't glue this to the front grip at the time)

coming together:

Yup. More MDF. Everything but the barrels and screws, literally.
The breech lever moves and is spring loaded. I infused it with super glue and pins to give it extra strength.

Primed and ready to go, sans the butt-pad.



Until next time!