Achilles Mk. IV assault riffle. (UPDATE see bottom of page)

This is an assault riffle I’m trying to model, which is going to be used in a biger project I have in mind…

Screenshot:
http://www.illusion-digital.com/wip/achillesrifle.jpg

I used as reference the British SA 80, the French FAMAS and the Morita from “Starship troopers”…

Any comments or suggestions (good or bad…) will be highly appreciated. I’m particularly interested in suggestions about what other things I should add, or the level of detail…

Thanks…

very good start
But t think the handle should be smaller, or should be replaced by a sight like on the SA 80
http://www.waffenhq.de/infanterie/enfield-sa-80-2.jpg
plus im assuming the hole running down the length of the gun isnt going to stay there?
Plus the clip doesnt look as if it fits in a mounting.

Actually there is a configuration of the SA 80, that uses such a handle and I got the idea from there…

I’m going to also add a sight similar to the one in your photo, which will be attached on that handle… Do you find it as a good idea???

As for the clip, it’s just there hanging on the “air” because I haven’t decided how it’s mounting, will look like…

Yes, the hole is not going to stay there forever… :wink:

Thanks… :smiley:

Made some changes to the initial design…

Here’s a screenshot:

http://www.illusion-digital.com/wip/achillesrifle1.jpg

Again C&C are requested (and will be much appreciated)…

Thanks.

The color looks a too light compared to the image that Dsaber showed. You might want to darken it up a bit.

Looks very good m8,
yeh the sight would look good on the weapon
Also u would want to put on on switches etc for auto, single, safe, armed etc
But i think ur olive drab colour looks good for use in Europe, or whever.

Is that magazine a 20 round one?
As 30 round ones a normally curved,
Kinda looks like the M16A1’s mag in vietnam
keep going m8 :smiley:

Ive just notcied ur sig, its scary, lol

i dont think it’s meant to be that exact riffle( :wink: Mmmm ruffles :slight_smile: ) also it cant really judge how the texture is gonna look from a screen shot and not an actual render.

Made some more changes to the initial design, plus added some “detail” and a telescopic “snipper” sight on top of the carry handle…

Screenshot:

http://www.illusion-digital.com/wip/achillesrifle2.jpg

And another closer look to display the level of “detail”:

http://www.illusion-digital.com/wip/achillesrifledetail.jpg

The magazine is indeed a 20 round one, or else I would have given to it a more curvy shape as DSaber very correct noticed…

About the colour scheme, I’m not sure if this is the one I’m finally going to use, I picked the specific colours for “sentimental” reasons, because it actually reminded me of my old H&K G3A3 riffle and they are only for display purposes, just to make the screenshots a bit more “interesting”…

I’m open to any suggestions about the colours (hint the weapon is going to be used in a sci fi-like animation, so it’s obvious that the environment is not going to be an “Erth-like” one…) …

Again C&C are requested (and will be much appreciated)…

Thanks for all the help.

P.S.: Yeah I suppose my sig is kinda spooky… lol :stuck_out_tongue:

Looks good m8,
About the sight, it looks good, but isnt it too high up, the soldier may not be able to see through it, lol

http://www.tietonikkari.fi/niks/images/Muovikuula_aseet/Marui_H&K_G3A3.jpg
u mean this colour?

Cool do u own a G3A3??

For the weapon colour, it depends where ur going to use it, such as in Desert it would be more tan, and in Europe more olive etc.

Also as its scifi, laser sights and torch mountings would look really cool, lol. Plus maby u could have it link to the soldiers helmet or something for firing data,

Keep it up it looks really good

Well, actually some configurations of the M16 have such sights attached to the carry handle, so I don’t think it’s going to be too much of a problem, but maybe, I’ll model another smaller sight for that and attach this specific sight on the riffle’s “main body” in another “version” of the riffle. I’m going to make various different versions of that weapon, with various parts, for the needs of the animation… Even a “smaller” carbine, for officers…

Cool do u own a G3A3??

Not any more… I used to be in the army but that’s ancient history… :wink:

Not any more… I used to be in the army but that’s ancient history…

lol

Sounds good, ur going to animate it all :o

First test render of the rifle:

http://www.illusion-digital.com/wip/achillesrifle3.jpg

Changes:

  • I changed the flame hider, because the previous one looked really ugly to me…

  • Lowered a bit the carry handle in order to keep DSaber “happy”… :stuck_out_tongue:

  • Also, started adding materials and textures. For the moment I have assigned a “plastic-like” material on the handles and grips…

I think I’m gonna end up with the good old grey-black colour scheme. I think it fits in every “occasion”…

Oh!!! And a small “treat”… :stuck_out_tongue: A smaller “carbine” version, of the original design…

http://www.illusion-digital.com/wip/achillesrifle4.jpg

I’m open to any comments crits or suggestions…

Thanks for all the help so far… :smiley:

Lowered a bit the carry handle in order to keep DSaber “happy”…

lol, thank you :smiley:

Looks nice :o
With some laser sights, torchs etc it would look even better :wink: :wink: :wink: , lol

The new Flame hider does look much better, more stream lined, well done m8

The carbine looks real nice, kinda has the UZI lines, nice work

Thats an extendible stock on the back?
Also it could have a laser dot sight on the Carbine?

U going to do a sniper version?

Yeah I agree and in fact I’m considering adding lot more of these “goodies”…

It’s just that for the moment, I’m more concentrated on the main body of the weapon…

Thats an extendible stock on the back?

Yes…

U going to do a sniper version?

Actually I’m considering using the exact same design, with only adding a bipod removing the carry handle and a kinda bigger telescope sight in it’s place…

Thanks… :smiley:

In the mean time, here’s another test render…

Added a somewhat “rusty” metallic material and texture on the weapon’s main body…

http://www.illusion-digital.com/wip/achillesrifle5.jpg

I want to give an impression that the weapon is kinda “overused”…

Comments and crits are needed here… ;|

Also looks good, but it doesnt actually look rusty, just kinda tarnished or something

U could have two clips strapped together, that would make it look like its used in the field or something…

It stills looks too pristine, mabye some scratches and bits where the paint has worn away, also maby a strap.

U could maby add some personalised equipment, like something that is strapped to the stock.

Some letters etc on the gun for live, safe etc .

Can u also post some more closup pics of the Achilles?

thx