Thanks for your comment !
I think I will to re-use the iron texture setup for my Thompson model, because I wasn’t happy of it. As I am working for several moths on a theme around Chicago in the years 1930, I plan to model also a revolver Colt 38 Special Officer, created in 1929 (if I remembre well) and used by the police…
I cant put my finger on it, but the wear marks on the magazines look a bit unnatural somehow. It also seems like the magazines should have a few scratches on them. Either way it looks like gallery quality material to me.
On the last two images (stainless steel version), I have made the background fabric texture seamless (with Seamless Texture Generator PRO) to get a larger usable surface, but I have lost some details in the fibers. I should have kept the original texture, or make it seamless by hand in Gimp…
This is an attempt of integration of the 3D pistol in a real shot :
The model has been resized and moved in the 3D space with a real image in background. After rendering the gun only in PNG RGBA format, the gun and the background image have been loaded in Gimp on two layer. Them, I have erased the parts of the gun model hidden by the hand.
I must admit that I have also added to myself some hair in Gimp !o)
Currently, I’m searching and gathering images of the revolver Colt Official Police .38 SP Model 1929.
I think that il will be one of my next modelling.