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!!