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3D modelling for Funzees + Builds - Mal Pistol, Boo, PAL

Postby monkey540 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:03 pm

Hey everyone,

I think this is the first time I've posted a thread here. Long time lurker, occasional poster and buyer.

Since I've been out of work, I've been surfing different threads and thinking of ways I can be creative with my skills. I decided that I wanted to see if I could come up with an accurate representation of Mal's pistol in the TV version in a 3D model format so I went to work modelling it with my QMX movie pistol for dimensional reference, and here's what I came up with:

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I spent about 8 hours working over the rough details then off and on for a bit longer before I arrived at my current state. So, how did I fare? Well, the main feature I still have issue with is the back of the grips, and really the grips in general are not as accurate on the curves as I had originally wanted but it turned out pretty great.

I've had some useful comments from other members in threads and I'm looking to see if there is more that anyone would like to contribute before I end up going for 3D printing quotes.

Here's a couple shots of the pieces in exploded view, there are 20 Unique Pieces, I tried to keep the seams as natural as possible, the front receiver is hollow.

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I intend for this to be a build thread for me when I'm able to get it printed for a price I'm comfortable with.


Available 3D models:

Mal's Model B Pistol TV:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1162501

Mal's Model B Pistol MOV:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1188160

Jayne's "Boo" Denix Le Mat Conversion parts
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1140120

Jayne's "Boo" Fully 3D printed:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1720347

Stand for Mal's Model B / QMX Pistol
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1175423

Food Stuffs Bar
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1265886

PAL Comm Device
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1601260
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Re: Malcolm Reynolds Pistol 3D modelling for Funzees :)

Postby monkey540 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:13 pm

Serenity version:

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Re: Malcolm Reynolds Pistol 3D modelling for Funzees :)

Postby Goodwolf » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:17 am

One of these days I want to learn how to do stuff like this. Good work. :)
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Re: Malcolm Reynolds Pistol 3D modelling for Funzees :)

Postby monkey540 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:58 am

Goodwolf wrote:One of these days I want to learn how to do stuff like this. Good work. :)


Thank you. Honestly, I've been doing this kind of thing for 16 years, so it become second nature alot of the time. But it's not that hard to learn, if you understand blueprints/technical drawings it makes things even easier to learn. I've even tutored students in the softwares it is quite fun and satisfying to finish a model to your own liking.
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Re: Malcolm Reynolds Pistol 3D modelling for Funzees :)

Postby JHiggins » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:42 pm

Any chance you'd make these available to 3D print? :D

Sidenote: Any chance you'd make some other models as well? Maybe the PAL communicators?

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Re: Malcolm Reynolds Pistol 3D modelling for Funzees :)

Postby monkey540 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:13 pm

JHiggins wrote:Any chance you'd make these available to 3D print? :D

Sidenote: Any chance you'd make some other models as well? Maybe the PAL communicators?

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I can make some models, but I won't make something available that someone is already selling, The PAL unit is a run that joatrash is doing in 3D print so I wouldn't attempt it myself.

If there is enough reference I could likely model most things. Dimensional information is extremely helpful as well.
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Re: Malcolm Reynolds Pistol 3D modelling for Funzees :)

Postby monkey540 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:55 pm

Welp, looks like I'm going to have to try and make this pistol happen as my QMX pistol was just rejected from a con due to it's weight. Sigh. No pistol this time. :(
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Re: Malcolm Reynolds Pistol 3D modelling for Funzees :)

Postby Risu » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:57 am

That's a bummer. I once brought my all metal Boo to a con and they were more concerned about my plastic replicas Binky that didn't even have a blade.
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Re: Malcolm Reynolds Pistol 3D modelling for Funzees :)

Postby monkey540 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:02 am

Risu wrote:That's a bummer. I once brought my all metal Boo to a con and they were more concerned about my plastic replicas Binky that didn't even have a blade.


Wow, that's really surprising every con I've been to bans all metal weapons. But this is the first con of 3 I've been to with this outfit that rejected it, and honestly is was a silly reason to me, oh well. The con is owned by the same company who allowed the pistol at the other show I went to. Oh well, I have high hopes for the 3D print though.
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Re: 3D modelling for Funzees Malcolm Reynolds Pistol + Other

Postby monkey540 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:05 pm

Here's something I whipped up yesterday using my Denix Lemat for reference, along with many pics.

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Front of the gun is now done I think.

Edit:

Well, looks like this will be the last part I get modelled before I get married/honeymoon, but at least it was a good one. The grip, trigger and framework piece is finished, Oh, and I just did the cartridge:

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Only have the grips and Hammer left to model :)
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