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Vulcan rifle -main by peterku Vulcan rifle -main by peterku
Another day, another job.

Concept of sci fi rifle - Vulcan. I designed it as pair for pistol I did earlier. ([link]) To make contrast, rifle body is made of plastic. Whole collection is meant to be from future but not too futuristic. To keep it believable I used standart scope. While pistol is rough rifle look is clean, shiny and polished.

There are more pictures of this project in my gallery:

Main picture: [link]

Armory picture: [link]

Details picture: [link]

and this time I did also flash movie: [link]

Technical facts: Concepting, modeling and rendering is mine. Model is completely highpoly. I used 3ds max and render engine is v-ray. I tried for "clean" look. Model is based only on various dark materials and shadows. In this concept I did not use textures of material at all.

I'm available for freelance job. I prefer mechanical to organic objects.

Hope you like and tnx for comments if any.

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Me and my classmates were wondering. How do you hold it? Looking at the lowest picture I can imagine your thumb going in the left big hole, your index finger in the smal hole on the left and the remaining fingers on the lower grip. I see a trigger in the small hole on the left, thats what I base my observaion on. If this is correct I would make the grip to look more grip like. ([link]) Would you place the left back side against your shoulder?

If this gun would be displayed without a scope, I would probably (without in game context) read it as a spaceship. I think changing the grip would make it communicate better.

Hope this was helpful!
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This thing looks truly amazing. I mean, I've seen a couple other designs before and they've had the same integration of the apparently popular thumb hole, but this is one of the better ones, although it does look like a bit of a stretch. And I am very thankful for the ambidextrous fire selector. That is usually where any lacking bits start. I am rather curious about two things, though, such as where the magazine is located and where the cocking mechanism is, unless it's the bar with the small circle in it.

The only thing I'm not a fan over is the placement of the scope and the way it looks like a current use scope on a futuristic weapon. On the placement, I just cant see how one man is supposed to grip the gun, shoulder it, look down the scope, and hold it up.

But, itty bitty idiosyncrasies aside, this is most defiantly a weapon that I would disparately dive for should the world become glass under an alien attack.
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agaillard Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hi , pretty good and accurate designs, did you try to send your design to sony entertainment online? i think they should stick with some of their games, mostly planetside 2 ( who lacks of good weapon design , looks like some nerf toys ... )
VSIS Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Ah, noticed a few mistakes here...

There are no iron sights whatsoever, which becomes a big fat problem.

There is also the question of the bottom rail. It seems a bit bulky if I stuck even a laser attachment at the bottom...
peterku Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
laser and light are welded at the front mask. At the bottom - there is only such a surface to keep hand at the place.
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weaselton Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Both easy on the eyes and functional looking.

I could see myself firing one of those for extended periods.
Sloverdable Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
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Mathias327 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely fantastic job. I'd love to integrate it into the science-fiction story project I am currently working on with a friend (it's German, unfortunately, so I'd rather not host it here :D). Looking forward to further projects.

If you feel like it, my project could need a lot of guns like that!
peterku Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
tnx. I'll check your website.
ShadowCrusader155 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Loving the design here, especially how the curves make even more badass
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