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Overwatch Pulse Rifle Textured by SgtHK Overwatch Pulse Rifle Textured by SgtHK
Made in 3ds Max 2009
Textures made in Adobe Photoshop CS3
Modeling Time - 4 hours
Texturing Time - 4 hours (approx.)
Inspired by the weapon from the game "Half-Life 2"

INFO:
The Overwatch Standard Issue AR2 Pulse rifle, or simply refered to as the Pulse Rifle, is the preferred weapon of the Transhuman Arm of the Combine Overwatch on Earth. The rifle descended from present day human assault rifles. But due to its different working mechanism, the design is significantly altered.

AMMUNITION:
While conventional weapons rely on the kinetic energy of solid projectiles to damage targets, the Pulse Rifle employs "dark energy plasma" traveling at high-speed to burn and incinerate enemies. The plasma is stored inside compact casings called "energy plugs". Each plug as enough dark energy plasma for 30 pulses.

FIRING:
The firing pin, a leaf-shaped piece of metal which is positioned outside the main body of the weapon, hits the detonator of the energy plug to release a portion of the plasma inside. Under normal circumstances, this plasma would burst out in all directions. But when contained within the gun's energy barrel, the plasma is directed in a straight line towards the unfortunate target. This firing mode is fully automatic and can discharge an energy plug in seconds.

Since the ammunition is plasma, the firing trajectory is perfectly flat making the weapon almost 100% accurate when fired in short bursts. However, automatic firing for prolonged periods causes the weapon to wander around due to the powerful kickback caused by the detonation of the energy plugs.

SPECIAL ADD-ON: Dark Energy Orb Launcher
Almost every issued AR2 are equipped with an underbarrel launcher which fires dark energy plasma orbs. These orbs launch at high speeds and bounce off inorganic matter. But when organic matter is struck, the orb passes through and vaporizes it completely. The only people known to use this special add-on are the highly-trained Combine Elites and the rogue physicist Gordon Freeman.
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:iconweresonicperson:
weresonicperson Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
DUDE PUT IT UP FOR DOWNLOAD!!! If you do, people could mod it into the actual game!
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PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Holy shit...!  If this was an actual replacement for Pulse Rifle I would get it IMMEDIATELY, DAMN this looks SO good and makes the original design of it look like crap, honestly, I love this, DEFINITELY Faved! ^^
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:iconawsomezolo:
awsomezolo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Could you release this as a weapon replacement? Pleeaaase?!
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:iconmikvance:
mikvance Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconnathon128:
nathon128 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I have seen this a few times before but I'm super lazy and never log in. =P My point being... This is fricken awesome and I'm sorry i didn't fave sooner!
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DoctorYucatan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, God, do I wish this was a physical thing.
That I owned.
That actually shot plasma.
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CaptainLackwit Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How is this not in my favorites yet?

Better yet, how the hell is this not modeled and rigged by someone in the Half Life 2 modding community yet!?
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:icongoglhead:
GoGlhEaD Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this gun/Game!
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:iconcalleahan:
Calleahan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
You are fucking good :clap: :nirvana: :headbang: i love this gun :la:
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:icontheendofpain:
TheEndOfPain Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If this was a reskin for the default HL2 one.. I'd download it and make sure my friends did so too!
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MrCreatordude Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
awesome :D
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:iconaa3d:
AA3D Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome i love the texture
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:iconpartizannn:
Partizannn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Holy... Rifle! I'm mad of this!
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:iconravenoftheflock:
RavenOfTheFlock Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow! is there a way to get this model? I'm helping out with a mod for a game and this model would be PERFECT please help a person out? :)
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General-Cornwaffle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
No download to be used in-game. I am dissapoint
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:iconcrazysharky666:
crazysharky666 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
would be to high poly i guess.
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:iconjoe-freeman:
Joe-Freeman Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You really need to get this into the game! that would be SWEET!
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:iconatcmaster:
ATCmaster Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm trying to make a one in real life (not functional of course)
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LemonDefiance Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Dear Santa ...
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:iconsamuelthemunoz:
SamuelTheMunoz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist
BRILLIANT! I would hate to be on the business end of that, especially with the freeman wielding it!
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draco-collector Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
*gungasm*

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"THIS SENTENCE IS FALSE."
~GLaDOS
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:iconkiba-raptor:
kiba-raptor Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
that is awesome, keep up the great work.
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:iconmisskasu:
MissKasu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Wow, absolutely beautiful! It rocks!
I want one.
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:iconlaerf:
Laerf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
This is superb work; it's so detailed!

I was thinking about building one of these as prop for this Halloween. Is there are any chance of you sending me this model so that I can put together some plans? PM me.
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:icondannythehybrid:
DannyTheHybrid Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
I want it!
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Marine1337 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Want it H311 I'LL SLEEP WITH IT UNDER MY PILLOW, see some cracker try to off me in my sleep.
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There is a plan in everything and I love it when a plan comes together: Col. John "Hannibal" Smith The 'A' Team
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DannyTheHybrid Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
some dude breaks into mah house and im standing there waiting with it in my arms and im like, "not ur best idea, now was it" and then BLAM!
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RawrNinjaArtist Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
looks badass i wanna download it (the original version looks like cardboard)
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:iconblueshe-fox:
BlueShe-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
this NEEDS to be in halo :meow:
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:iconjohnwasgood:
JohnWasGood Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
you overwatch cats are crazy, mad lovin, see you at BK
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:iconbubba145:
bubba145 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
thanks for the intel on this i always wondered about it.
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:iconzerog131:
ZeroG131 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Someones gotta make something like this in real life.....I need to hold....
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:iconnutcaseunleaded:
NutcaseUnleaded Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
This is my favourite weapon of any of the videogames I've ever played.


I wish it were real. .____.
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ShuranosukeSakaki Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
This, the shotgun and the revolver are three best guns in HL2
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:iconarchnophobia:
archnophobia Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
good job :thumbsup:
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:iconrev6pilot:
REV6Pilot Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
This'd make a badass airsoft...
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:icongraven-imaging:
Graven-Imaging Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
That's hot. I want it.
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:iconchemicalalia:
ChemicalAlia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome texturing, I love the spec.
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Wulfe-Lightfoot Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap, this is nuts. Before I zoomed in I thought it was a real model. Nice work.
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alevegaliolios Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Very good texture dude! other than the color is a bit blue-ish instead of grey-black and the combine logo wasn't there in the original model it rocks.
:+fav:
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Doragoth999 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Impressive is an understatement, i was looking for a description on how the ar2 worked, and found that, and so much more!
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:iconinugami69:
Inugami69 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
any chance of this as a world model and view model for garry's mod (.mdl file i think)
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darkstalker00 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
incredible!!!
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:iconaerozopher:
Aerozopher Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
woah dude, this rules massively
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:iconsteel-fang:
steel-fang Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Freaking awesome man. :thumbsup:

Looking at it closely, and your description, made me wonder why it isn't just like a pistol? O__o It seems like half of the rifle is just useless as the barrel is only like a 1/3 of the length of the gun
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
well actually in Half life 2 the designers made the mistake of making Gordon Freeman hold it with only one hand [link]
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:iconsteel-fang:
steel-fang Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Yeah I noticed that a while ago. It seems much more easier for it to be a pistol, so maybe thats where it started and then developed into this..?

Well actually I know that probably isn't true :| but can you blame me for cutting them some slack lol
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
maybe Freeman holds it with one hand 'cause he's just kickass that way
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:iconsteel-fang:
steel-fang Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
yeah run running around shooting people a hundred metres away with a rifle with one hand. he's the boss. like a boss. like the Boss.


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SgtHK Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
It has to have a power supply for the firing pin and other mechanisms and needs to have a stable buttstock to manage the high recoil.
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