Read Below for the design process. Completed weapon:
The Storm Trooper, from the Star Wars movies are one of the most iconic characters introduced to sci-fi during the 70's and 80's. As such, I thought it a good idea to attempt to create an M4, a weapon vaguely reminiscent of the Storm troopers own blasters, with a similar feel.
I started on paper, which I don't have here to upload, but they were just concepts. The real work began painting the 3d model in photoshop, roughly how i wanted it, and then beginning to select and fill those areas to create masks with later. Currently I'm using the default texture inverted, as it works well, though in the end I will create a separate texture, with a more plasticy feel.
Drafting areas Texture:
Testing masked areas on the weapon.
Feel free to comment and provide insight or criticism, I'd love to hear it.
Any ideas about the Grip and magazine would be greatly appreciated
And here's another view of it so far.