Because I wasn’t totally happy with my exo-suit design I decided to look into and create a weapon that the exo-suit could use. I didn’t want it to be a gun because from what I’ve seen melee seems like it would be more common in combat. In some of the designs for the game the exo-suit is carrying a samurai sword, but I know others in the group are working on concepts for this. So I thought I’d create a samurai style axe. To start I looked online at some images of samurai swords and axe’s for reference, here are just a few:
I then designed a few samurai style axes.
I ended up going with the design in the top left which is probably the most basic design, but I thought it would be the best to create.
The most difficult part of the modelling was the wrapping, with the axe having a curve it made it difficult to get it accurate. Here are some beauty shots:
I’m quite happy with how the axe looks, with the only problem been the wrapping. With it been high poly the next step would be to bake it down which is something I may do in the future.
*Axe not correct to exo-suit scale.