BioWare Commissions Stunning Mass Effect 3 Prop Rifle For Comic-Con

BioWare Commissions Stunning Mass Effect 3 Prop Rifle For Comic-Con

Wood, plastic, and glue go a surprisingly long way in making a weapon fit for a Spectre.

It seems like whenever a studio wants a replica weapon, it turns to the supremely talented Harrison Krix. Valve did it for last year's Child's Play auction, and now BioWare has done it for Comic-Con, commissioning Krix to create a real-life replica of the N7 Assault Rifle from Mass Effect 3.

With just two weeks to build the model, Krix started by sketching out the shapes needed to make the main body of the rifle on a sheet of MDF. These shapes formed the basis of the main body of the gun, and its rear stock. Krix then added detail to these pieces using tools, styrene, acrylic tubes, and other materials. Krix used PVC pipes to create the gun's barrels, again building the detail up using various modeling materials.

Once the pieces were finished, Krix made molds of them all using silicone, and then cast the final rifle parts in epoxy. Each epoxy piece then received a base coat of black paint, followed by any other painting necessary, such as adding the silver color to the main body of the rifle. With the main paint job finished, Krix added decals and then aged the rifle, giving it a used look.

As always with Krix's work, it's a fantastic piece, and something that any Mass Effect fan would be more than happy to own. Sadly, a big part of its appeal - that it's an amazing one-of-a-kind piece, crafted by hand - is the very reason why we can't all have one. You can see more pictures of how the rifle was made on Krix's blog, and on his Flickr page.

Source: Volpin Props

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astonishing work. i wonder if he could make an unfolding assault rifle a la previous games. that would be REALLY impressive.

oh... i want to make sweet love to that...

i wonder what that gun is like in the game.

That looks awesome. I want one.

The effect was ruined by the d-bag who hoststhe BioWare online channel.

Stay calm Sov... stay calm.. just relax... fuck it... I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT!!!!! GARRRR!!!!! -breathes heavy- ho right glad thats over... they look really really nice..

I wonder how much these cost?

I'm guessing waaaay more than I can afford. Damn, that thing is gorgeous though. I want it!

Mass Effect 4...A working Normandy. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Kuroji:
I wonder how much these cost?

I'm guessing waaaay more than I can afford. Damn, that thing is gorgeous though. I want it!

I'm selling replica space dirt Shepard gets on missions...buy now!

...*Drools* That is so awesome.

That guy really does some cool stuff. Now if he only would mass produce so we lowly commeners could get some.

Renegade-pizza:
Mass Effect 4...A working Normandy. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

I don't know about "working" but if Krix made a Model Normandy....it would probably become like the Holy Grail of the Bioware fanbase.

OT: That rifle....does not look like a futuristic assault rifle. It looks like a fancy steampunk-esque hand cannon. And I'm not exactly sure if that's anachronistic....or fucking awesome.

Ah well, the model is incredible either way.

I'd still go with Lancer from DoW, but this one don't look so bad, love the logo...

What would make these fan-made guns more awesome in my opinion would be to make them collapsible like their in game counterparts

That's a masterpiece, do want one badly.

OF COURSE THEY DON'T SHOOT!

Dam liburuls tryna taek away mah guns.

I dont see what so cool about a painted piece of plie-wood.Me and my friends used to make wooden rifles when we were 6.

Nice work :)

By the way Escapist, I am as big (if not bigger) a Mass Effect fan as any other who visits your site, but I count 3 Mass Effect news features in your 8 highlights. Is there nothing else happening in the gaming world?

VERY VERY VERY NICE.....

fi6eka:
I dont see what so cool about a painted piece of plie-wood.Me and my friends used to make wooden rifles when we were 6.

it is not, he used wood to make the original pieces, then Cast them to make plastic pieces(excuse me epoxy)its a very sophisticated process that takes a lot of time and patience, so keep that in mind

This is nice work, but I'm still partial to the bolter.

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More relevant to my interests.

Well, at least we'll know that Krix will be prepared for a Reaper invasion.

Wow...
If there was a way to buy this, I would, even though I wasn't really a fan of Mass Effect.

thiosk:
This is nice work, but I'm still partial to the bolter.

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More relevant to my interests.

Holy crap, that thing's epic as well.

heh, that guy certainly carved out an awesome niche for himself

Mother of God...
Makes me wish I became a professional model replica maker instead of studying physics.

Now THAT is a person who knows how to spend time. I wonder how much Bioware paid him? He deserves a lot.

fi6eka:
I dont see what so cool about a painted piece of plie-wood.Me and my friends used to make wooden rifles when we were 6.

So you think you could make that, eh?

thought for the day: like the dickens

This was on G4's coverage of Comic Con xD, along with Nero's sword from DMC4.

I dont even play Mass Effect (too much) and it looks awesome.

OhJohnNo:

So you think you could make that, eh?

Oh yes you are right.It seems that I can't paint a piece of wood, cause' my diploma here says that the only thing I can do is maintain an air-defence missile battery.Poor me.

fi6eka:

OhJohnNo:

So you think you could make that, eh?

Oh yes you are right.It seems that I can't paint a piece of wood, cause' my diploma here says that the only thing I can do is maintain an air-defence missile battery.Poor me.

Er... good? Yeah, it's great that you can maintain an air-defence missile battery, but... how does that relate to your detailed wooden prop-building + painting ability?

Damn. I just...
Damn.

Want.

 

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