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    Halo Reach Assault Rifle Build

    I decided to take on a new project and I wanted to share it with the group. Most of you will recognize this weapon from the new halo reach game.

    First we needed a 3d model. RSloan76 hooked me up with a beautiful rendition of the rifle, and I took the model and imported it into SolidWorks for some fine adjustments and to prepare the model for milling.




    Then I setup all the tooling paths for CNC machine.




    Once the tool paths are configured for all the pieces I started milling the sucker out. Check out this cool video Adam put together for me. The video really shows the process of milling and how the pieces get made.




    Now that I've milled out most of the pieces its time for some finesse... The CNC machine does a great job of getting the pieces to a good working stage, but itís now up to me and some good old fashioned sandpaper and bondo to really make it come together.



    The material I used is called sign foam. Itís dense urethane foam and works great for projects like this. Itís easily sanded and glued with some pvc adhesive.

    After gluing up all the pieces and fine tuning the detail I'm going to try and seal it up and do some nice wet sanding to give it that nice metal texture. This is a time consuming process but I wanted to go ahead and show the progress I've made so far and I'll keep you guys up to date as the project continues.












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    This is the most beautiful thing i have ever seen, the detail is just incredible! and soon enough the molding requests will start pouring in. I'm assuming you plan to cast it yes ?

  3. Nice work dev.

    Where do you source your tooling board and what density is that? The detailing on some of those smaller parts is just phenomenal.

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    Once again, your work is beyond reproach! Love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skylow View Post
    This is the most beautiful thing i have ever seen, the detail is just incredible! and soon enough the molding requests will start pouring in. I'm assuming you plan to cast it yes ?
    I wouldn't mind getting a copy of it. When you cast it, can you PM me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodajammies View Post
    Nice work dev.

    Where do you source your tooling board and what density is that? The detailing on some of those smaller parts is just phenomenal.
    I get my sign foam locally from a place called allied plastics. They sell it in 4x8 sheets. Not sure the density, my guess is 30lbs or so @1.5 inch.. It will run you around 300 to 400 for a full sheet. But if your like me.. the stuff will last you a few projects.
    Last edited by BlueRealm; 01-05-2011 at 03:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylow View Post
    This is the most beautiful thing i have ever seen, the detail is just incredible! and soon enough the molding requests will start pouring in. I'm assuming you plan to cast it yes ?
    Yes, once its sealed up with primer and clear coat I'll mold it.
    Last edited by BlueRealm; 01-05-2011 at 03:39 PM.

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    Badass!!!...looking good dude!!!
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    OMG! It's just epic!
    Congratulations!

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    Just wow, I mean wow.
    The detail, even on the Ammo counter, Fantastic! Completely Blew me away.

    MY question would be; Are you going to Hollow out the Clip and flip a few 5.56 rounds into it? Just for show of course.

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