HMC 24 - Weta Workshop Challenge - Dr Grordbort's Rayguns


I’m in!

After thinking a lot about what to do for the challenge, I decided for my first option:

I’ll try to model as many of Dr Grordbord’s series of rayguns as posible.


Started with the Manmelter 3600SX:

This is what I have done so far:


I wanted to finish this gun today but alas, I didnt make it…

Progress so far:


nice topic. i really like these.
have fun. hope you find time to do at lot of them.



Finished modelling the Manmelter 3600ZX:

Next I’ll model the Moon Hater:


first one is looking good woz, the edges are looking a little bit hard tho.

Man, i didn’t even see that moon hater one…looks fun


First one looks killer! Loving the design, and the execution.


Your model is looking great indeed, I agree with Daezd about some of the hard edges tho, maybe a little chamfer on those, just a little and its perfect. Just my 2 cents :slight_smile: Keep up the good work.


aha, the next model on the menu is looking way more cool and challenging. Very curious to see what the next level will be.

Are you gonna texture and shade them? I know that’s not a part of the challenge, but the first gun wasn’t really that of a challenge.
Maybe you can do some sculpting on it for the bump, and use it as displacement. That count’s for this modeling challenge.

waiting to see the next step.


Thx for the comments! :slight_smile:

aoseven and DaezD: yes I noticed that when you commented. Mostly the grip, I’ll probable redo that part with a higher poly count.

Nothingness: Yes, I plan on texture them if I have time

Some advance on the Moon Hater, I focused on the base so there is not a lot to see:


More progress:



…some more


Pipes! Pipes everywhere!

Uff! this is taking too much time:


you’re doing a great job woz, keep on it mate


Thx DaezD!

I finished the MoonHater:


I’m modelling the Saturn 17 Raygun, from this print:

I’m no going to do the cutaway, only the external view (top-right corner of the picture)

I don’t think I’ll finish it on time, but I’m doing it mostly to learn more about subdiv modelling.


Orthos and beauty render for the Man Melter:

Beauty render (click to enlarge)

Beauty render for the Moon Hater:


I love this man.
Dr Grordort.
your second model is the killer. the infallible Aether Oscillator.
Beautiful work


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