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Sergeant Apone by peterku Sergeant Apone by peterku
Concept of futuristic handgun.
Name: Sergeant Apone.

Sergeant Apone was the squad leader of the team that went to investigate LV-426. Apone was far more liked and respected than his C.O, Lieutenant Gorman. During the first incursion into the atmospheric processor, he enforced Gorman's orders not to use pulse rifle and smartgun ammunition. Shortly after finding a still-alive cocooned colonist whose chest bursts to reveal an alien, Apone grabbed a flamethrower from Frost to incinerate it. Aliens ambushed the marines shortly after, and in the confusion while trying to communicate with his squad, he is grabbed by an alien. Apone's importance to the squad is shown in this scene, as the squad loses unit cohesion shortly after his capture, and Gorman freezes up. Hudson later points out that the readouts on the APC show he was not killed in the attack; thus, he was presumably impregnated by an alien and either died when the atmosphere processor exploded or from an alien fully gestating in his body.

This is speedwork. I did in during 2 sessions. Concept is simple. I Used some small parts from my earlier works. Others are modeled in hurry mode. Meshes are not the cleanest ones but for now it is enough. Basic textures grabbed over the model, rendered and shooted through photoshop. This picture is result. Dont ask me how it works. It is not standart projectiles model. Use your imagination :)

Made in program 3DS MAX and rendered engine is V-RAY.

Hope you like it and Tnx for comments if any. Bye PK.
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As a weapon for the "Aliens" world of James Cameron's film, this gun does not fit all that well, IMO. The weapon is far too refined aesthetically and advanced-looking in it's build for the grounded old-tech motif set via the props of that fictional film world. While I'm always pleased with homage to that groundbreaking film, I don't feel this gun belongs among the established hardware.

Now that all that is out of the way, let's focus on why this handgun still looks amazing. It has the look of a weapon that could be part of the "Aliens" world if that film were made today. The gun has enough of the current-tech styling to feel grounded in realism while at the same time having that gun-metal green theme of the original film props. There is also a hint of futurism in some of the components and the overall method used to create this artwork lends itself to the sense the gun was built using future firearm production techniques allowing for a very symmetrical, masterfully fitted precision ballistic machine. It feels like a real firearm, looks slightly futuristic and yet still feels green-n-grunt. Not terribly unique, but expertly drawn and designed cleverly. The weapon also has enough original styling that it would be distinctive even if glimpsed only for a few seconds in some action sequence. Another overall win for your designs.
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Kensai-Kaze Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks good, but wheres the ejection port?
psychopath556 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
dam nice job i wish i was that good at 3Ds max, been at it for a year or so now still going
peterku Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
just need practise mate.
Kenichi2point0 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Nice work. Love your summary of tops. :nod:
paundpro Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
m4a44 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Sweet. It's been a while since you posted a cool gun :P
peterku Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
hi old friend :)
m4a44 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Hey. I was actually just imagining this style of handle on one of your katanas...

Otherwise, I like the rail look
Vorokoth Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
It certainly could be a laser or directed energy weapon, but the pattern on the barrel implies to me it's a magnetic accelerator or 'rail-gun', sometimes called a 'gauss pistol'. ('Gauss' is a measure of magnetic induction.) So it may fire projectiles that are affected by a magnetic field (steel, maybe?) and accelerates them using a tunnel of electromagnets.
peterku Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
great attention. i started as a rail gun but due lack of time i didnt finish all details....
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