Marvin the Martian

For a long time now I’ve wanted to make a desktop figure of one of my favorite cartoon characters Marvin the Martian.marvin-martian-finished

Marvin is made from 28 parts in five colors, Marvin was a project of love. I modeled him in T-Pose so I could pose him how I like. I haven’t yet rigged him (which means to give him a skeleton of joints so he can move realistically). For this first pose I used lattice deformers to bend the arms and legs and stuff.

Here is a photo of him partially assembled:

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John Wick Pistol Compensator

So a friend texted me and said “Can you make a compensator for John Wick’s H&K P30?”

So I said “I know some of those words.”

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So he used other words. Eventually I understood. “Oh, you want a silencer for a movie gun!”

My friend does weekly podcast that I think I’ll plug now: “Regular Joes“, which is an awesome podcast about movies and toys and tv shows, comics and collecting and superheroes. There’s no end to the useless stuff they know, but don’t call them geeks. Call them Regular Joes.

On his podcast he plugged “John Wick”, the movie with Keanu Reeves as a retired hitman out for revenge. Great movie.

Earlier he (and the other Regular Joes) bought one of my Red Special Ray Guns each, but in black/silver.

So he said “Can you make a compensator for John Wick’s H&K P30?”

And I said “Yeah, I think so.”

The issue was, he had the Airsoft H&K P30 replica and I didn’t. He offered to ship it to me, but shipping it to me, and me shipping it back, the cost was … well, I bought one of my own.

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All I had to go on were some photos and what I could find online:

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After some measuring, I had a compensator with a good fit to the orange barrel.

As you probably know, toy and replica guns must have an orange or red barrel to distinguish it from a real weapon.

My compensator fit over the orange barrel obscuring it completely. But that’s how it had to work to fit.

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So I created a piece to fit into the compensator barrel which is the same color.

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This adheres to the law and standard.

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“Red Special” Ray Gun now with Display Stand

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As I posted before, my Red Special Ray Gun has been quite popular. I’ve printed a bunch now for people, but the one thing I keep hearing is “Boy, it would be cool if it had a display stand.”

Now it does.

I combined elements of the original gun, along with a very retro-Atomic-era style to complement the lines of the original, basically ripping part of the barrel off entirely.

I like it with the red rings, but I also found that black works well:

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