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Thursday
Jan262012

KILLZONE Video Game Live action.  D-Charge

KILLZONE VIDEO GAME PROP

 DreamScheme Studios is available for custom fabrication of any project, large or small.  Our studio was commissioned by SONY ENTERTAINMENT to create real-life D-Charge props for film and tv. 

THE D-CHARGE DESCRIBED ON THIS PAGE IS FEATURED IN THIS VIDEO:


 The D-charges we made are seen at 3:24, 7 mins, and 11:27

Device made for a live action video game commercial.

 The best way to approach this project, because of its symmetrical & mechanical nature, was to design individual components in CAD software, and laser cut the parts in varying thicknesses of acrylic, pvc and ABS.


BEHIND THE SCENES:

To create the patterns, which needed to look heavily machined with crisp edges, I decided to draw the shapes as vectors that would allow for CNC and laser cut components.  Here's the vector maps:

 

 Here's the laser cut parts in acrylic in thicknesses from 1/16" to 2".  

 Here's a rough assembly of the various compents:

 Beginning to glue parts together to create the needed shells:

 First look at a nearly finished first test assembly:

 

  

Here you can see the various layers brought together and glued.  These will need to be trimmed and sanded flush:

Before beveling the ring edges:


After the bevel operation:

 

 

Sanding, sanding, sanding... 

  

After a little more sanding we're left with:

 

In addition to the main assembly, I needed to make the mounts for the underside of the D-Charge.  This was done using acrylic, styrene, and bondo.

 

And here's a proof of scale:

 

The producers needed three reproductions of the original pattern, so......... time to create rubber molds and cast reproductions!!!

 

Photo showing an optional elevation feature indicated in the blueprints:

  

Photos of the finished D-Charge coming soon! Check back for updates!!

 

 

 

 

 

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