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Kenaz Design Done by daisukekazama Kenaz Design Done by daisukekazama
Finished design for the Kenaz.

M8pds 'Kenaz' semi-automatic handgun - a semi-compact box of polymer fun firing 6.2x25mm armor piercing bullets. Also, tacticool rails. 'Kenaz' is the Futhark rune for 'torch.'

I've also added a flashlight module, for those of you who like to blind your opponents before repeatedly shooting them in the face.

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:iconbillymcguffin: has made a hard-surface high-poly model of this weapon. Find it here. Do him the justice he deserves and check out his gallery.
:icontastyjuice: has made an animation of the M8 operating! Check it out. And his gallery is pretty sweet, too.



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:iconsemi-ii:
Semi-II Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Smooth ^^

Especially liking the slide serrations and that LAM.
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:icontastyjuice:
TastyJuice Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really dig this design man, would you mind if I tried to recreate it in Algodoo? With a functional slide and all the fiddly bits?

Here's what one of my functional designs look like, to give you a taste of the finished product!: gfycat.com/ConsciousFlawlessAf…
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Go for it! There are a few mechanical kinks in the design, but I'm sure you can work them out :)
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:icontastyjuice:
TastyJuice Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's a Work in Progress, the lower is 90% finished! i.imgur.com/19uS0op.png. The upper needs some more milling though.

And I think the only design kink I'll ditch is the rifled outside of the barrel. The rest is fine :)
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Wow. Count me impressed. Yeah, the helical fluting on the barrel is probably unnecessary. 
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:icontastyjuice:
TastyJuice Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did it originally serve a purpose? Or is it just for aesthetics?
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Structural integrity of the barrel, for reliability and accuracy. The M8 is a small-caliber handgun (6.2mm), so the barrel inner diameter is pretty small. But a long thin tube is vulnerable to fatigue failure and warping under thermal expansion, which is why I chose a fluted barrel with a large nominal outer diameter (The Kel-Tec PMR30 .22 handgun also has a fluted barrel, for the same reason). 

There's no real reason for the fluting to be helical, but I figured since there's rifling on the inside it would make sense to match the rifling with the fluting so that the cross section of the barrel is uniform.

Does that make sense?
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:icontastyjuice:
TastyJuice Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes sense, thanks! The helical part was what threw me off, I figured it was for locking lugs but that would've been a really complicated design for such a simple mechanism.

As you can see, i.imgur.com/JhKaTcv.png, I'm almost done. Just need to get the hammer in place and functioning. The slidestop was also a pain but it's now sturdy enough to hold the barrel back.

I've also made a small, slightly modified vour AE-0006+ as an in-between project to keep the senses going, thought you might be interested: gfycat.com/WarmDrearyFlea
It's still a very rough sketch though.
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
This is amazing. What program is this?
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:iconbillymcguffin:
billymcguffin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! I'm gonna make this in 3D! Should be cool!

Here's a WIP thread on polycount if you feel like following along: www.polycount.com/forum/showth…

Also I'm unsure of how to approach the flashlight from just the side view. Did you take inspiration from a particular real life model I could reference?
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:iconartmarcus:
Artmarcus Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clap 
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Ooh, sweet :D Looking forward to the finished product.

Hmm. The taclight shouldn't be much different from existing taclights, like this one for instance. 

The on-off switch on the taclight is based on the Insight LAM for the Mk.23: here and here for instance.
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:iconbillymcguffin:
billymcguffin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the references! I'll definitely link you the final piece, hope you'll like it!
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Oh... I should probably mention that, in my design, the triangular bit above the front face of the triggerguard is a depression, not an extrusion, as you have it. Of course, which way you have it is your artistic choice :)
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:iconbillymcguffin:
billymcguffin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I see. That looks better anyway. I was wondering why it didn't show up in the front view...
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:iconeuel:
Euel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Tasty weapon!  Love the suppressor (They'd eat me -alive- if I said "silencer"...)  The only thing I can say against it is that it needs to fire .40 S&W (or better, 10mm Auto) rounds, but that's just praising with faint damns...
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
I imagine law enforcement teams would prefer a .40 weapon :)
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:iconzealraegus:
ZealRaegus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
If this was made in real life, I would buy it.
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:iconcalleahan:
Calleahan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
This should be in a next-gen game, such as Titanfall. Great work :clap:
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:iconvasun5:
Vasun5 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
love the gun favoriting
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:iconemilion-3:
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Cool.
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:iconblackburnthedragon:
BlackBurnTheDragon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I thought it was an M9 xD
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:iconbbtomahawk12:
bbtomahawk12 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
it looks like the five-seven
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:iconalucardsghost:
AlucardsGhost Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
no the barrel is a lot different. If any thing it looks like a SOCOM h&k mk23.
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:iconconkerfansh2:
ConkerFanSH2 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Badass...
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:iconepicsunrise:
Epicsunrise Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing pistol,the aesthetics and detail are fantastic and I love that twisted barrel and Osprey style suppressor.
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:iconnekorevan:
NekoRevan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Interface Designer
For some reason, the LAM unit on the pistol makes me think it's a Taser attachment.
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
I suppose a Taser attachment for a handgun wouldn't be ridiculous; a bit too small, I would think.
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:iconnekorevan:
NekoRevan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Interface Designer
>.> Gives me an idea for my story... looks like the M48 SE pistol is getting a new attachment, heh. I like the idea
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
LAMs are always fun :o
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:iconnekorevan:
NekoRevan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Indeed. Cats love 'em
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joesrage Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've done a 3D render of this picture on Sketchup and Kerky. Please may I upload it (with a link back to this one)?
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Please do! I'm honored.
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:iconjoesrage:
joesrage Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]

Let me know your thoughts.
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RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, so here it is all put together! Looks like a pretty cool design, man! If it were in a more practical and common caliber, I could definitely see myself buying one of these, if they were real and priced right. :D
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
The design makes it fairly easy to accommodate larger calibers like 9mm or .40S&W; I would just have to get rid of the waffling on the magazine and the fluting on the barrel to allow for larger bullets. In other words, the 'real' Kenaz could easily change calibers by swapping out barrel and magazine. I think.
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:iconroninpsycho:
RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that makes it even more interesting! I like modular concepts in guns. Being able to change out a couple parts to switch calibers sounds like a great idea.
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I think there are a few existing guns that let you do that. None come to mind, though, although .22 kits for the 1911 series have been around for a long time (at least since the 70s).
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:iconroninpsycho:
RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the first one that comes to my mind is the Sig P250 series, which lets you convert between any of 4 calibers (9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, and .357 Sig), different barrel/slide lengths, and different frame sizes.
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Not a bad-looking weapon, that one. I have a few photos in my reference image folder.
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:iconroninpsycho:
RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose it looks alright, but it's certainly not one of my favorites.
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
And your favorites are?
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:iconbroadshore:
Broadshore Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty pistol.
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SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, an interesting design for a firearm...
I like the external fluting on the barrel and the waffling texture of the magazine...not bad editions to the design. I can see how the external fluting on the barrel would act as a heat-sink to cool it and make it more durable, as well as the waffling on the mag to increase surface area to absorb energy and make it easier to handle. Very well done.

Also, I am wondering:
I am currently in the process of making a tutorial for drawing pistols, and if I could find a way, I would like to include this image in the tutorial. You would be given appropriate credit for the inclusion, as will a link be supplied leading back to the original artwork and proper notification either in a comment or note accompanied by a link to the finished tutorial
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Thanks :)

Go for it. My pleasure.
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:iconsnowblindotter:
SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome

Cool, thanks!
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:iconjohn-234:
John-234 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
How is that rotary switch on the flashlight activated? It looks like a key hole.

Why waffle the mags and flute the barrel on a pistol?

Otherwise, cool gun and nice work.
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:icondaisukekazama:
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Just like the switch on the Insight ILWLP/LAM-1000 (the one on the Mark 23).

And why not?
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:iconjohn-234:
John-234 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Not sure how that works, if you could explain.

Waffling a pistol mag means you have less space to work with and that means less bullets - that's why some rifle mags are waffled, and pistol mags aren't. Plus, a fluted barrel has no real benefits for a pistol (no airstream for cooling) and it actually is detrimental to heating and accuracy due to lighter mass.
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daisukekazama Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
It's not that I'm unaware of the technical issues and crap (I'm an engineer), but I choose to understand them, acknowledge them, and then ignore them in the service of the ultimately higher purpose of 'looking cool.' Is that a satisfying answer? :)
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