M6H2 MAGNUM from HALO 5

Discussion in 'Halo Props' started by Timuche, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Timuche

    Timuche Member

    Hello everyone !

    I come to present you the making of my new replica : the M6H2 MAGNUM from HALO 5.

    Compared to my other replicas I wanted to make it modular in order to have the possibility to create all the existing versions of this weapon : the basic, the Gunfighter, the Whispered Truth and the Tactical.
    I used a 3D printer to provide me with a structural basis with global dimensions, but I remade the vast majority of the Magnum.

    Here are some pictures of the making.



    I started with a 3D print to give me a structure with which to work.
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    I use a bit of XTC-3D to smooth the surface.
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    I make the hammer of the magnum with plastic card.
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    Then I redo all the structure and the details with putty and plastic card.
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    It is not finished yet but almost.
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    A little detail.
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    I do the same on the other side that does not have the same forms.
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    With putty I add a detail on the handle of the magnum.
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    Then I modify and add some things about the guard of the magnum.
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    With putty I make sure everything fits perfectly.
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    For the module that fits underneath I also add details.
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    Then the fixing rail must be made.
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    I make the viewfinder in 3D.
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    I wanted to make the mouth of the magnum removable for easy molding.
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    A small detail in plastic card.
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    Another part of the magnum.
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    It is also necessary to create the Grip texture on the handle.
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    The molding will soon begin ! And the next accessory will be the silencer for with the Whispered Truth version.
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  2. StayFrosty

    StayFrosty

    Your magnum looks really nice! You did a great job with your modular 3d model. This variation is definitely my favorite, and coincidentally MUCH more complex than any other variation, and you definitely did it justice
     
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  3. VividT E X

    VividT E X Jr Member

    That, that is where my money will be at ! o_O I'll be waiting for this with a lot of eagerness ! It is so perfect ! Crisp and smooth, nicely parted out to have maximum detail ! love the hell out of it man, good job !
     
  4. MasterSensei

    MasterSensei

    Holy cow, that is a really nice pistol! with a good paintjob, we would all be drooling (I may be already....)
     
  5. KIsmay

    KIsmay

    Simply amazing! Great job with all of the details on your pistol!
    Well done, looking forward to see your project unfold! :)
     
  6. Timuche

    Timuche Member

    Thank you very much !
    Yes indeed this version is harder to make but it is also the version I prefer then I applied myself.

    Thanks to you !
    The kits will be available in January I think.

    Thank you !
    I hope not to fail the paintjob indeed.

    Thank you :)
     
  7. mkshane81

    mkshane81

    This is amazing! Your extremely small detail work, just as on your diorama, has always astounded me! Great work. :)

    -Matt
     
  8. BryZad

    BryZad

    On the Putty you are referring to are you using Bondo ? Body filler or something different ?
     
  9. kaween

    kaween

    Well, that's a pretty radical different approach of how to use 3D prints and process them. The results are extremely nice !
    Not really my cup of tea to be honest (I don't have the patience for doing this to a 3D print, I totally admit) but yes, I've seen a lot of M6's so far, and this must be one of the best ones.

    I especially like this post because it shows that you can use 3D not just to create "near ready" models, but as basis for "extremely good" ones too.
    Should be an eye-opener to some people I think.

    *tips hat*.
     
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  10. Timuche

    Timuche Member

    Thank you very much !!
    Speaking of the diorama, I will resume work during the month of January. I will concentrate on it until 2019.


    Speaking of putty, I mean body filler like Bondo. In my country, Bondo does not exist, we just call it : putty, sorry for not having specified it :)


    Thanks to you :)
    Yes generally, people simply use 3D prints and 2 or 3 coats of primer. I find it a little too simple and "easy". And often details are lacking because basic 3D printers can not do them.
    I love manual work and I am patient so I have a lot of fun making all the details etc. :)
     
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  11. StayFrosty

    StayFrosty

    Wow I didn't even notice that you were the one doing the ship prints! Those are awesome! I can't wait to see your huge space diorama once you finish:lol
     
  12. mblackwell1002

    mblackwell1002

    *GASP*amazing!

    only one thing to say:

    I want one
    or, want to make one:D
     
  13. KRI667

    KRI667

    That is gorgeous and even saying that doesn't do it justice.
     
  14. Timuche

    Timuche Member

    You're wrong, it's not me who makes the ships in 3D :)

    Thank you :)
    Still a little patience, the molding started !

    It's already very kind ! ;)
     
  15. StayFrosty

    StayFrosty

    Oh haha yeah CPO Mendez does the ship prints :facepalm
     
  16. Asgardianhammer

    Asgardianhammer Identity Officer Division Staff 405th Regiment Officer

    Definitely keep me posted on your casting availability. I will be wanting one just as soon as they are available.
     
  17. Lexea

    Lexea New Member

    Sweet work. All your hard work paid off. Nice . Keep up the great explanations. they really help new people.
     
  18. Timuche

    Timuche Member

    Here, the molding is almost finished (there remain 3 accessories to mold) !

    To mold the Magnum I made a matrix mold in 3 parts : rather complex and long to realize but with this technique I save some silicone which is very expensive.


    I started by molding the hollow in the handle: I used an aluminum bar so that the silicone (the one that replaces the magazine in the handle) remains straight.
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    In mold support I use extruded polystyrene.
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    I make sure that only half the Magnum exceeds.
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    Then it is necessary to cover the polystyrene with aluminum scotch, otherwise the resin "goes to eat it".
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    I make registration keys with polystyrene : this will make it possible to put back in place the 2 parts of the resin shell.
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    I use clay to cover the magnum : the clay simulates the silicone, it is the thickness of the layer of clay that will determine the amount of silicone used.
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    I add thin strips that will serve to hold the silicone in the resin shell once everything is finished.
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    Now I can make the shell : I use polyester resin and fiberglass. I put a little black dye in the resin to better visualize where I put it.
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    6h later I can go to the second part, remove the polystyrene, put some clay and apply vaseline on the resin (to prevent the 2 parts of the shell from fused).
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    The next day, I cut the edges to have clean edges. Then I drill holes for the screws.
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  19. Timuche

    Timuche Member

    I can finally open the shell and remove the clay as well as the Magnum.
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    After I put the Magnum in the shell and surrounds it with plastiline : in which I made that registration keys.
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    I apply the first layer of silicone with a brush to avoid air bubbles. Do not forget to put vaseline on the silicone of the magazine otherwise they will bond together.
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    I close the shell, and I pour silicone to fill it.
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    For the second part it is the same thing :
    - open the shell and remove the plastilin,
    - put vaseline,
    - 1st coat of silicone with a brush,
    - close the shell and fill it with silicone.


    And here is the final result : a perfect mold !
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    Soon I will post pictures of the moldings of the accessories and then I will finally be able to make the resin cast : fateful miment !!



    /!\ : I made this molding in my apartment (I did not have a garage just a balcony) because it was too cold outside for the resin to harden.

    The smell is very unpleasant and the vapors are not good to breathe, so if you are in the same case as me:
    - open the windows (turn off the heating so as not to waste energy)
    - wear in RESPIRATORY MASK! Pay attention to your health.
     
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  20. ConservaTom

    ConservaTom New Member

    Spectacular work! Bravo!
     
  21. mkshane81

    mkshane81

    Absolutely amazing work!!

    -Matt
     
  22. pipninja

    pipninja

    This looks amazing, you have a really high attention to detail !
     
  23. mblackwell1002

    mblackwell1002

    Beautiful work, Valentin!
    Thank you so much for this excellent tutorial!

    I've been wanting to learn, as I want to cast some helmets, and this tutorial takes me one step closer!:)

    and what type of silicone do you use?
     
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  24. Timuche

    Timuche Member

    Thank you :)


    Thank you very much Matt ;)


    I try to do my best ! :)


    Thank you Maxime !
    I learned by watching videos (several times the same) on the internet and reading articles.
    To learn how to mold a helmet, look on youtube, there are very good tutorials !

    I used Smooth-On silicone, the Mold Max 30.

    If you want to learn more about the different silicone and resins, I advise you the playlist devoted to that of Punished Props : Molding & Casting 101 - YouTube
     
  25. Timuche

    Timuche Member

    I made the first resin casting / mold test, and I must say that I am particularly pleased with the quality of raw cast.
    Here are some pictures of the raw cast : there is no work on it, it just comes out of the mold :)


    The GUNFIGHTER version :
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    The CLASSIC version :
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    Soon I will resume my Youtube channel TimucheProps : you will see all the video of thje making of my replicas.

    In a short time, the raw casts of the M6H2 Magnum will go on sale :)
     

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