Metal Gear Rex


#1

Hi all:

Metal Gear Rex is from one of my all time favor video-games - Metal Gear Solid. I have been search for it’s action figure or toy over the internet. All I can find are paper model or someone built it with Lego which BTW is a really nice work. Even after Metal Gear Solid 4, there is still no news if Rex will be produced as toy. Therefore I decided to build it in 3D and maybe one day I can have it printed for my own collection.

There is not much information on it, except the hand sketches from the MGS artbook but with a lot of discrepancy between each drawings. So I need to improvise some areas.
Currently, it’s about 40% done and it has been on hold for a week because of work. There are still quite a few components to be built and wish I can finish it so. I know there are a lot of Metal Gear Rex fans out there and hope you will like it.


#2

awsome work man! :wink:


#3

Nice model :slight_smile:


#4

Oh my god, a Rex figure ? I would buy that without a second hesitation :stuck_out_tongue:

nice job !

Man actually driving Rex in MGS4 was so awesome :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

WOW… Nice model man!


#6

Wow! Great work! Very technical modeling, looks like you’re making the bluesheets for mass production. Don’t forget the RailGun and you can model Fox as well if you want to…:cool:

Impressive amount of details
Keep em coming.


#7

Killer work so far!


#8

So Cool for detail


#9

MGS is allso one of my favorite video games, I hope you finnish it.

I’ll be wathing you Snake!!! Understend!!!

:smiley:


#10

I was thinking about modeling rex for a while there. Its the only Gear design worth modeling. I wasnt a big fan of the Gears in MGS4, the ones with the sexy legs. But this is definately a great start.

btw…what types of lights did you use for your renders?


#11

Hi guys:

Thanks for all your support. I am a little busy for the coming week. Right now I am working on the Rex’s backpack. Hopefully I can show some update soon. : )

All critics are welcome!!


#12

great work so far! I guess everyone knowing metal gear loves the good old Rex:) When I was younger and playing MGS1 I made the metal gear rex from Lego:) Do you want to texture him as well? You could make a great scene:) keep it up

BTW if you print this in 3d, please make one copy for me:)


#13

I have asked my friend in LA who has a 3D printer about the price to print Rex. I want to print it in size around 12" x 12" x 12". He said if I want to keep all the details it will need a high quality printer. And depends on the clean up work, it might cost me around 2 - 4 thousands US dollar. :surprised Maybe I should build it with clay…


#14

This is badass. Nice detail. I’m looking forward to an update.


#15

Hi all:

For the last 3 weeks I only had a few night free to work on the Rex. Here are the update pictures.


#16

wow this is really great, considering there isn’t that much reference of Rex out there. I love the details, can’t wait for you to texture it. I love Rex more than Ray. Don’t forget the laser gun underneath his mouth. Good luck and keep up the great work.


#17

fantastic modeling… metal gear solid… one of my favourite games ever!
i like it! i follow your thread!


#18

Thanks for all your comment.

The backpack is still WIP. It is quite difficult to build. Not because of the detail but the proper scale. The sketches I found show different size and proportion. I tried a few option and this looks the best to me. But now the hip looks too small. The whole thing feels like off balance. Too heavy at the backside. I think I need to shift the hip further to the back. Please give me suggestion/comment.

About the laser gun below the head, I have built it already. You can see it in the first image. It’s relatively small therefore hard to see the detail.


#19

metal gear, awesome. Model is looking very good.


#20

Here are some update