Small recap of a recent project: Someone contacted because they saw my Fallout 4 AER9 Laser Rifle and wanted another prop from the Fallout saga: the 10mm Pistol from Fallout 4.
I usually 3D model everything myself but being quite busy as always, I went another way. I remembered that Daniel Lyligreen aka lilykill1 once made it and I found the model online. As I already did about 2 years ago with a Fallout shotgun for cosplayer Supaflyy86, I contacted him to see if I could use his files for this commission and he agreed.
So after a few hours of printing (The benefit of having 5 3D Printers), I was able to start cleaning and gluing the prop. Thanks to Daniel’s good modeling and engineering skills, it was very easy. The prop is broken down in a smart way. Each part can be printed in the best orientation possible so that details are more accurate. When I was more present on MyMiniFactory, Thingiverse and sites alike, it was almost heartbreaking for me to see good and accurate models completely ruined by a lazy mid section cut that completely went thought extremely detailed areas (and would either let a big seam appear or would make the task of hiding the said seam extremely difficult). No problems like that with Daniel’s 3D models.
A few rounds of filling and sanding, a bit of priming and a coat of gun metal paint with the airbrush and the prop was ready. A simple metallic effect and a brownish handle. No real challenges on the paint job, which felt like a breeze of fresh air compared to the super detailed Titanfall 2 props or some Mass Effect props. I did had some fun weathering it though. That’s what I love about Fallout props, you can be messy as hell and it will still look good and on point.
Great little project. It felt nice to make something this quickly. Again, big thanks to the awesome Daniel Lilygreen!
His website: http://www.lilykill.com
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Now off to make more stuff! Thanks for reading and see you soon!
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