HALO Automatic

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by silveroxide, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    The next build was decided by my grandson, who liked my Colt M-1911 Auto. This version is designed by rocketmantan, over at Deviant art. http://www.deviantart.com/art/Halo-M6D-Pistol-Papercraft-Replica-395628443 His model is very basic and if built as is, it will not stand up to constant handling. I built it up with heavy lamination and added more items to make it a little more realistic. The gun at this posting is finished and the next item to build, will be the magazine, bullets and some kind of display. here is a teaser as to where it is at and I will start the build thread soon.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    That is one heck of a teaser.
    It looks very realistic!
    I am quite certain your grandson will ENJOY it!!!
    I am looking forward to seeing the build!
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that is INSANE! You weren't lying when you said I'd be 'pleased' with the results...though I'd have to say that 'pleased' is more than an understatement. This is easily one of the best builds of my models I've ever seen; if not the best. Can't wait for the build report!
  4. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for looking in Rocketman. To all who look in to this thread, keep in mind that this model is free and do not go to ALICE and pay for it. It is freely given to the community by rocketmantan http://rocketmantan.deviantart.com/

    So here is the first installment on the build thread. The beginning does not look like much but the changes to the model are apparent. I wanted this model to be able to withstand kid power. enjoy and see you all soon with more.

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  6. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the kudos. I did a research and got lots of reference photos for it.

    And if ALICE does not get you, here is her back-up

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  7. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the likes guys, Here is the next batch of edited photos for your enjoyment.

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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again for the likes,

    Here is another batch. As you can make out from the template/plans/diagrams. the upper and lower receivers have been cut apart and made into two separate build sections. That nose muzzle has a slight curve to it and the inside support had a notch cut into the bend before the skin was added. If this is not done, the muzzle nose will have a hard time staying in place. Enjoy and see you all soon with more. One item I did not circle in the photos, is that I cut away a section of the upper receiver to accommodate the Muzzle cover.

    The gun is finished and my grandson wants it now, but I will make a stand for it for those of you who may want to display it.

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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    The build continues and here is the next batch of photos for you viewers.

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I like how you are making this as "functional" and "realistic" looking as possible.
  11. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    How about a full scale human like rubber skinned Lilla Jojovich model? ( add about 7 lbs. lbs to her bottom side, topside just fine! :)

    Photo strictly for reference.

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  12. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Naw, the curves would kill me just trying to emulate them.
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  13. ganeshsingh158

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    Fantastic! I love these builds that show the potential of even a simple model in the hands of an experienced builder.
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    subnuke Moderator Intelligence Extraordinaire Moderator

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    Uhhhh, I completely lost my train of thought. What was I thinking. Oh, yeah. Uhhhh, lost my train of thought again. Drat you Zathros! lol
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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Never stare at the obvious, it will distract you from the objective.


    Here is the next batch of photo updates.

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Have you ever thought about making movie props?;)
    Seeing you work like this, it really makes me wonder if you are in the wrong line of work! ;)
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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    I have been to a movie prop studio and believe me, the work that they do is very intimidating. I stand in awe at some of the work that is done in the series "Face Off". A few of them are mediocre but many of them are masters. I subscribe also to resin illuminati for this reason, they also have some great prop builders and I learn from them as well. Thanks for your words of encouragement, but I like to do it for my self gratification and to inspire others to do their best.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I have to say that you are an inspiration to everyone here (myself included)!
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    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Like Rhaven Blaack said... Your build threads on here push me and countless others to try and take our own builds to the next level. Your work on these is just amazing.
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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. With every build thread made by the members here, everyone learns something new. If my build threads and techniques help others, then it is worth the effort.

    Here is the next batch of photos, this time on the cocking handle for the upper receiver.

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