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26 Sep 2013 - 16:05107588
Weapon prop accuracy dilemma!
I'm working on the rifle for my Caitlyn costume at the moment, and for reasons of convenience (and not getting shot by CO19) I'm creating a 2-dimensional rifle with the details painted on. Most artwork has it side-on in poses and "shooting the camera" poses don't work well, so no major issues there...

The problem I'm having is with the scopes.

The rifle is supposed to look like this:

So the large lenses don't work with my 2D plan, and I've no idea whether to make them removeable, or ignore them completely, or find some other solution.

Any thoughts? What would you do?


Last edited by PandoraCaitiff (26 Sep 2013 - 16:06) Reason: spelling errors
05 Oct 2013 - 22:45107928
I would def go for fixing on some proper round sight rings. That way the gun would look decent enough from most viewing angles, and not just from directly side on.

06 Oct 2013 - 19:48107947
Agreed, put them on - parallax means in most shots the rings will look 2D anyway ^^

10 Oct 2013 - 22:33108045
I saw something today and thought of your sight rings - a carboard centre tube from a spent parcell tape roll. Looked large enough dia, dead round and width could be cut down to size. Just an idea, if you havent already sourced something cheap and suitable.

10 Oct 2013 - 23:42108047
Thanks for the suggestions, but the idea has been shelved for now. The sudden change in weather has meant I can't get out in the garden to paint (its the only "well ventilated" place I have access to)

At least the costume is nearly finished

11 Oct 2013 - 19:20108066
ahh yeah, this time of year sucks when you need dry warm weather to get stuff painted outside.

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