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Boxer-P1 by peterku Boxer-P1 by peterku
Concept of scifi rifle – Box-er
Let’s make collection bigger. As I run my way I began prefer organic lines and design in my concepts. I found them more interesting and need some skills to model them. But a lot of people prefer “boxy” design, I know that. Boxy design has good features; they are easier and quicker modeled but they often look too “flat”. It could be a tricky to save in few boxes some believable structure and not to look flat or boring.
Ok. This is my try. Body has boxy style so I invested saved polys into scope. Colorization is between silver and white as I haven’t used it so far.
I did two perspective pictures and one tech drawing. (Each has resolution 1920x1080.)

Box-er perspective 1: [link]
Box-er perspective 2: [link]
Box-er tech. drawing: [link]

Is it good or bad? Tnx for comments or critics if any.
Bye. Peterku.
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Designs: It looks like a box.. and that's a bad thing. If you're aiming for that big, bulky design, try to draw inspirations from real life weapons. I personally think that a "boxy" gun gains most of it's details from massive amounts of extrusions and mechanical parts (gas tubes, sights, muzzle brakes, trigger groups, carrying handles,...), without those details the guns would looks quite bland.

Try lengthening the barrel, redesign the butt-stock and the grip, and extrude parts of the gun so that it'd be less bland looking, a back-up sight being added would also bring up more details in the back and the front of the gun, details the gun desperately needed.

Modelling: Great modelling with good lighting although textures should be much more detailed, especially with the model being very bland, adding gradient to the texture sheet is a welcoming change.

The bump on the grip looks a bit much, tone it down a bit.
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Critique by olbertus May 3, 2013, 3:35:51 AM
Once again, you need to think more about internals, not nearly enough space for the feeding/ extraction cycle and the length of pull is way too short. The pistol grip on all bullpup rifles needs to be in the center of the overall length.

That aside, its a beautiful design, very reminiscent of the HK G11 final prototype but it looks unbalanced because of the incorrect position of the pistol grip.

I also strongly disagree with the previous critique, good weapon design is not about bullshit extraneous details and contemporary weapons are the shape they are purely due to function and ergonomics. Almost all projected future designs eg, The Crye rifle concept also used in Avatar are very simple and less cluttered externally. Again, google the heckler and koch G11 to see a very "boxy" design that was decades ahead of it's time in terms of revolutionary engineering.

The model is far from "bland" it takes more courage to stick by a simple and functional design than get dragged into pointless detailing which serves no funtion. One point I somewhat agree with is some folding emergency iron sights would have been a decent functional detail to add in case the main optic is damaged in combat.

Keep up the good work!
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TheJakester Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
This looks awesome. I'm looking into getting in to modeling with 3ds-max, as I have free acses to the program while i'm a student in Calgary. This thing looks like it should be made by tediore, from borderlands. very sleek. GJ, i'd buy one of these if i could. and just hang it on the wall.
peterku Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
So when I do real prop I  have +1  potential new customer :)
aspekx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
i like the look. and because the 'flat look' doesn't get used a lot, i think it's more unique.
peterku Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
tnx. I just uploaded another concept with similar profile :)
Aoi-Tsuki0 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Now that's just gorgeous. ^^ Reminds me of a futuristic Hammerli rifle. I wonder if this fires at 2,700 feet per second as well. XD
decipher666 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Awesome designs. I like more the cleaner approach than the more "busy" of other sci-fi designs. Very neat.
peterku Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
tnx you mate. 
tomsymonds Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Artist
Slick Render! It would be cool if in the fore-end you had a swing-out bipod... the new styer scout has one, as did the old FALs. 
murattanhu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very fantastic an useable!
redracer01 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
If I may suggest sir that you make the scope in the same shape as the gun. ( boxy ) it will make the scope very futuristic as well. Just an observation.
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