View Full Version : Helsing - Alucard's modified .45 Casull handgun

08-19-2004, 10:34 AM
I built this a while ago as practice. it's a heavily modified handgun, used by the character Alucard in the anime series Hellsing (which, if you like anime and vampires, you really should watch some time):

Someone on another message board asked me for a custom job, with his user name and a slogan written down the side of it, so I whipped this up for him:

08-19-2004, 02:12 PM
Awesome, very realistic. How did you do your chrome texture, is there a tutorial? Thanks

08-19-2004, 02:13 PM
Pete, Nice work and all but with that Draven studio label going diagonal across the render makes you look... well like an a-hole...

I'm not starting something here... Just giving you my opinion, which is like well you know...


08-19-2004, 02:18 PM
MacDaddyKash: I think the texture was a much tweaked preset; I'll see if I can post it here.
Glassfx: The Studio Draven watermark is after some a-hole (as you say) ripped off a Transformers animation I produced and sold it on eBay. The name Draven was already taken here when I registered (www.studio-draven.com is my website). Emperor Pete is the second choice I normally use for a user name.

09-13-2004, 08:18 PM
The name Draven was taken because I've been using it as my handle online since 1995 or so...

09-13-2004, 08:22 PM
Heh. I've only been using it since about 99 or so :)

09-13-2004, 08:40 PM
But seriously... I love your work man. sucks about someone stealing your animation... you could go after him, you know...

09-13-2004, 08:50 PM
But seriously... I love your work man. sucks about someone stealing your animation... you could go after him, you know...
I did. I'm a supermoderator on one of the biggest Transformers message boards (I post my work there frequently, and I'm well known in the fandom), so it didn't take long before someone told me about it. This guy had taken the first episode of my animation, burnt it onto VCD, and was selling it on eBay. Also, he had made posters of some of my other pieces.
Anyway, the guy who told me about it wanted to know if it was me selling them.
I make the series on my own, and I have never asked for donations to finance it.
I contacted him and asked him to remove the auctions, and got no reply. I reported it to eBay, and they weren't interested.
Finally, so many fans of the animation (it has been downloaded over 700,000 times from various sites since I released it last October that I know of) emailed him about it, that he DID contact me.
We talked on MSN, and he told me he wanted to keep on selling the VCDs until he had sold all his inventory, to "recoup his losses". I told him what I thought of that idea, and emailed Hasbro (who make the Transformers toys) about it. Hasbro are cool with fanart, as long as it isn't actually sold publically (private commissions are fine, however).
Anyway I don't think Hasbro were too pleased; his auctions disappeared VERY soon afterwards.
And thanks for the compliment :)

09-13-2004, 08:58 PM
Cool, glad that worked out in a manner of speaking...

Maybe that got Hasbro to take a good look at your material too. Your stuff certainly looks better than Mainframe's chrome-and-plastic stuff ever did.