Saturday, February 7, 2015

Laser Cutting a Laser Cannon for Dark Future

I've been messing around with ways to make weapons for Dark Future that not only are cheap and fit the sized cars I'm using but that will also be familiar to anyone who plays Dark Future. So laser cannon should look like DF laser cannon on first glance. Proxies are great, and necessary since DF weapons are so hard to come by, but I think that they should be similar to the originals.

Thanks to some of the kind folks on the Dark Future Facebook page I have some images of the original Df weapons sprue to base my designs off of. This is my first attempt, a laser cannon that I designed, cut, and painted in under two hours. It's a bit melty, a bit sloppy, but I think still reads as a turreted laser cannon.

Thanks Allicia!

My Illustrator design.
Mounted on a Matchbox Baja Bullet.

Quick paintjob to show actual detail. Due to the acrylic being clear I often can't tell what it's really going to look like until it's been painted.

By no means perfect but retains the silhouette and proportions of the original and is  thus quickly read as a DF laser cannon.