I'm currently on a Special Effects Development Degree at the University of Bolton (UK) in my first year. For the physical effects (non CGI) side of the course, we were given a chance to build something to show our skills, so I decided to build a replica Lancer from Gears of War.
Currently, I've worked on the thing for about five weeks, in between classes, and other projects such as a Autodesk Maya 2011 project and a five minute short film. The Lancer is nearing completion now, and needs only a few more additions before I paint it, then put every piece together (I'm leaving the ammo magazine and chainsaw grip handle unnatatched during painting to allow them to move when it all goes together. Hopefully you guys enjoy the pictures (below). I will try and update this post as often as I do the work!
Designs transferred to MDF:
Cutting of rough shape:
More to come!