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PLANETSIDE 2 Pre-Viz: MI-R by ukitakumuki PLANETSIDE 2 Pre-Viz: MI-R by ukitakumuki
Concept art 2012 Sony Online Entertainment LLC. SOE. All Rights Reserved.

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Planetside 2 is out soon! Watch the trailer here: [link]
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So, with the new trailer out, and the tonnes of beta footage, concept art and media floating about I think its safe to release some of my pre-viz work I did for SOE from 2009-2010.

More on this piece:
-I forgot why its in aluminium finish, but I'm sure you can imagine how sweet a matte black version will look. HIGHLY UNLIKELY you'll ever see this ingame given their current direction, so I figured its worth throwing out there!
-Inspired by the Chiappa, as well as Vash's piece from Trigun :)
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:iconcory814:
cory814 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Artist
looks like vash the stampede's gun
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Rhea89 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Yea indeed :D

Beautyful anyway!
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quartermaster1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
So what exactly is the ammunition this gun uses? ?x12.5mm 12.5x?mm what are the full specs supposed to be, I'm curious?
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Windshare Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
A masterpiece ! :)
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YakuzaShinobi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
really like this wish this was real Q.Q
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ArielSzataria Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Nice render of Vash the Stampede's revolver.
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ThomasKimbler Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Did you work on this game?
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yes :)
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ThomasKimbler Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
You did a damned good job.
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Fugaku8 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Ya kidding me? Planetside NEEDS a revolver!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
the original team's idea, not mine :) i guess theyre lazy with reload animations so maybe wont be implemented that way.
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diamondj Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Is one damn fine looking fire arm :)
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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templar127 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
DAT MAGNUM!
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weretamer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Ah revolver, my fav handgun :)
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:iconartanyis:
artanyis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
It looks like Vashes gun from TRIGUN. :-)
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Homage is duly intended :)
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HaruAxeman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes... a revolver in Planetside. Don't know if I'll be able to play it ( :[ ) but this looks fun to use =D
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hopefully in a shop update :)
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richarddoble Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is just sooooooo awesome man!
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:iconsnipe56:
Snipe56 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Awsome cannon gun
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InvisibleS Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
I haven't logged into this site in years. But here you are, still making this incredible shit. Good job.
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! Very honoured you'd stop by the old' artists you followed :)
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Jaeox Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Writer
Beautiful guns, nice concept :D
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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SonOfCimon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
The long thick sort of block (for lack of a better word) below the barrel, what purpose does it serve? Storage for the cleaning kit?
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stabiliser :) In principle :p
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arozzi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
This is just like Vash the Stampede's gun :)
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely inspired, hope you like it :)
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:iconarozzi:
arozzi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I want one :D
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Max-Dunbar Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional
Really awesome design. Looks very cool.
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grimweird Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Uhm... Looks a little front heavy. Might be good for recoil attenuation though. The hammer / action positioning relative to the cylinders is also a little odd. Unless it uses similar mechanics as a Mateba or Chiappa, but then the barrel positioning would be out... I dunno, the sheer size, build and (presumably) weight might also be a tad impractical.

It really doesn't matter all that much I guess, just me being anal about a fictional weapon. It looks real pretty though and the intimidation factor is definitely there. Good job :)
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The hammer bit: originally, the idea was to work around an electric firing mechanism. But on further thought I dont see how another segmented joint can't transfer the necessary power of the hammer strike along its length to strike the pin. I guess enough mechanical handwaving there kinda brought that line of questioning to an end. hehe.

I'm really flattered that so many come at these works with a level of critique befitting an armourer or gunsmith. I admittedly do have a love for these things and such exchanges, but even at the time of creating this stuff, I am constantly trying to learn more (or from scratch) and balance what "should be" and what "could be", in trying to achieve entertainment value without sacrificing too much plausibility. I suppose my greatest regret with such design work is that I wish I took the time to educate myself more than I thought was necessary (because, lets admit it, we don't know how much we don't know until we know more) before approaching the subject matter. :)
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grimweird Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Nah, I'm not an armorer I just put in WAY too much time studying firearms and militaria. By the way, an electrical firing pin IIRC would not really require a manual cocking hammer. Plus it'd be rather hard to integrate into a handgun even one the size of your M1-R :P

One last thing, if you don't mind accepting a suggestion from a gun nut. At the top of my wish list for a "near future" weapon would be the inclusion of a small fire-control computer integrated with a laser or sonic scanner to provide a graphical display (usually in a helmet visor) of the probable impact point if the weapon were fired at that moment, providing for any calculable ballistics information.

The fictional terminology for this would be "smartgun" [link]. Currently the best real life example would be something like an LCOS (Lead Computing Optical Sight not to be confused with Liquid Crystal on Silicon Display) gunsight on USAF fighters in the 80's and 90's.

All the best to your future projects. You do very nice work!
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, awesome. I salute your sharing of opinion in any case, its always nice to read what others think.

The electrical firing pin doesn't need a cocking hammer, but I think it needs a familiar spot to 'engage'. So it was a marriage of nostalgic function with updated systems. A bit of buggery but in the name of ceremonial artistry :p

I love that suggestion btw. Its something that is featured on the [link] piece. I've always been fascinated by laser triangulation and using it to measure atmospheric factors, etc. Its has an elegance to it that I like!
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appelt65 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
AWESOME!!!!!
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cheers :)
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Narric-SB0 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was about to mention Trigun, then I had the good sense to look at your AC :P

Very look and beefy looking gun. I'd definately have one if I could :D
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your good sense is most appreciated :D Cheers man
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crezo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
this is insanely sexy!! Love the modern chunky yet sleek lines of the barrel, and looks goregouse in raw metal.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! :)
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Firewarrior909 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
you said if i remember right that the bare white was the general pool/nannite Systems finish....i think any way.... but it looks - fantastic !
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Quite a memory you have there! :) But not quite true... as most nanite systems weapons are cast in dark tones, for tactical reasons :) If I could second guess myself, I'd say its to suggest the ceremonial purpose of the weapon, maybe higher rank characters get to unlock this variant. High visibility, but just for swag and stuff.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I'm trying to understand the reload options... you can either drop in the 6-shot drum... or chamber a larger bullet individually? But the retaining rod looks different between the two open guns so can the barrel slide back out of the weapon or is it a different configuration?

Impressive. Not being a Trigun fan I don't have the same sentiment as everyone else does with this weapon, but I can say it's a nice blend of retro firearms and the rectangular futuristic look you have with the other devices.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Honoured of all that consideration you put into rationalising it, but I'm afraid you were a victim of unintentional photoshop trolling.. the smaller cylinder you think you see is really the actual 6 shot cylinder, just that the top plane is rendered poorly when ghosted out, and ended up almost transparent. Hence the cylinder looks thinner than it really is. My apologies!!
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ceije1010 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Beautiful render. Quick side question. What's the copyright on making this real?
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks but... are you serious? As in... a furniture/bodymod over an actual firearm? Or just a prop. :D I think 'copyright' as far as a physical object goes is a crapshoot cause you're not making it for profit or mass production, and can be considered a fan creation I suppose. Tell me more please!
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ceije1010 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
I can reproduce it as a prop but I work with a gentleman who makes working prototypes for Ruger firearms. I showed him your render and with some minor tweeks, mainly making the walls thicker on the cylinder for the rounds. and the hammer moved up. As a prop, pretty easy, using some pre-existing parts and some sculpting and casting.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds fantastic! I imagine while the hammer seems too short to strike the cap with current day mechanics, moving it higher up would change the overall silhouette quite a fair bit? Perhaps having the hammer lower and shifting the barrel down to a low-barrel version, would that work better to preserve the overal aesthetic more?
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xShotGunAnarchyx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Oh look the gun from trigun
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