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Tue, Jul. 18th, 2006, 04:31 pm

This is hardly the oddest thing I've ever asked but it somehow feels like it: Does anyone know of a good website out there that has loads of pictures and close ups of weaponry? I'm trying to do a couple of custom weapon models as part of my ongoing 3D artistic endeavours and so far I'm stuck with a load of pictures of one side of any given weapon but nothing from the front, top, bottom, back which means I'm having to leave a lot of the detail to guesswork.
I'm also particularly looking for pictures of that strange little machine pistol that had the cooler at the front thats full of holes.. type.. thing.. I have barely a clue what I'm talking about there, I just remember it was an interesting shape.

Tue, Jul. 18th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
specky_ie

Have a look here http://www.israeli-weapons.com/index.html

Take a look at the videos, they have a lot of pictures there, some of which might be useful.

http://www.glock.com/ probably isn't quite so useful from a picture point of view.

Wed, Jul. 19th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

The israeli weapons one is pretty good though I've seen it before - the beretta website is damned pretty by the way but like the Glock one, of limited use to me with their side on only orientation.

Tue, Jul. 18th, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
aidian

as far as guns, this is the closest to your extremely vague reference that i can think of: The Gonz pistol, as seen in the movie Total Recall.
http://www.securityarms.com/20010315/galleryfiles/1400/1457.htm

You may also enjoy the Wilkinson "Linda" variants, just cause they look cool:
http://www.securityarms.com/20010315/galleryfiles/2100/2121.htm

Most of these are just the side photos, but they at least give you a name to go on for some cool looking guns to look up. I imagine you can find some other pictures of them. I don't know of a central resource, however, that's just "detailed gun photos". You'll probably have to find multiple sites that are based around the particular gun you want details of, and
put together a composite gallery of your own with whatever pictures you can find; though more popular models may have enthusiast sites with more pictures in one spot. Or, if it's not something that's entirely rare, you could call up a gun shop or look up a collector and go visiting with a camera, if you're that interested.

Also, unless it's a particularly fancy or odd gun, most guns really look pretty nondescript on the far side, though identifying markings may include size, shape, and exact placement of the ejection port. Usually not much on that other side of the gun besides that, though, unless it's the other half of an ambidextrous safety or magazine release - most stuff goes on the _left_ side of a pistol, so it can be used with the right thumb. We lefties are often put at odds with firearm controls unless, as mentioned, they're ambidextrous.

Check out the classic LeMat revolver, as well. It's fucking sweet - old navy black powder pistol with a small scattergun barrel beneath the main .44 barrel.

http://johno.myiglou.com/lemat.htm

Also, the Mateba auto-revolver - the entire cylinder snaps out and is replaced with a freshly loaded one, in a strange revolver/magazine hybrid, but very cool looking:

http://www.awaguns.com/matebaautorevolver.asp

Wed, Jul. 19th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
evilrobotshane

this is the closest to your extremely vague reference that i can think of: The Gonz pistol, as seen in the movie Total Recall

Actually I think the gun he's talking about is seen in Big Trouble in Little China.

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005A3KU.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Wed, Jul. 19th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

YES! that is it precisely, though I do also like the previously mentioned LeMat revolver.

Wed, Jul. 19th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
aidian

oh, that thing? That's just a supressor on the end. Many guns have those, or can have those added. Very popular addition to a MAC-10, for example, which is a great crime-gun. But that in particular, that's a TEC-9 with optional supressor added.

Observe, the TEC-DC9, aka "TEC-9":

http://geikiedesigns.com/data/FxIMGS/064801_0.jpg

voila!

Wed, Jul. 19th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

Excellent, I spent the whole day trying to remember what the hell it was, thanks :)

Wed, Jul. 19th, 2006 01:05 am (UTC)
aidian

Anytime. :)

You've got questions? We've got firepower.

Wed, Jul. 19th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

Ooh, I like the mateba - I'm more interested in doing modern weapons anyway, particularly since they have a sleeker look that is a damned sight easier to model.

Wed, Jul. 19th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
aidian

isn't that thing neat? interesting to note about it is that, unlike normal revolvers, the bullet is fired from the bottom of the cylinder, rather than the top. i really want one - they look cool as hell.