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FFVIII Gunblade V2 - Hi-Res by mogcaiz FFVIII Gunblade V2 - Hi-Res by mogcaiz
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High Resolution image of Gunblade V2
**15th JULY EDIT 2008**
Re-rendered the image with higher AA for less jagged edges. Removed the silly watermarking and the noobish glow. Except from that, everything else is the same. I hope you like the new version :)

Read more & See the rotating animation of it @ FFVIII - Gunblade V2 - 3D Model


:iconpopidge: Popidge wrote a nice concept explaination of the gunblade:

"Gunblades don't actually fire projectiles.
When the user pulls the trigger, it sends a shockwave down the blade, causing it to vibrate rapidly which increases it's damage potential.
(which is why, in the game, if you pull the trigger at the right time during an attack or limit break, you do more damage)"


I think I will take a break from Gunblades from now, however I have plans to make more of it later :) So stay put!

- Mog
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Link List
:: FFVIII Gunblade - First
:: FFVIII Gunblade - Revolver
:: FFVIII Gunblade - Rearm
:: FFVIII Gunblade V2 - 3D Model
:: FFVIII Gunblade V2 - Hi-Res <-- You are here!
:: FFVIII Gunblade - Origin
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Gunblade - Final Fantasy VIII ©1999 Square-Enix
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FFVIII Gunblade V2 - Hi-Res by *mogcaiz was suggested multiple times. Take a peek and realize why. There is also an animated rotating view of this model in the artists gallery. ( Suggested by weaponry-guild and Featured by MistressWit )
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Alicia-Anne3443 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
That's hybrids half gun blade.
I sweet sword! :)
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:iconsunny-sattire:
Sunny-Sattire Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How...just how do you use the gun? I have always been curious as to how Squall/Leon used this weapon in battle. By the way, I freaking love this weapon!
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nolking Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
That one is THE BEST gunblade render I've ever seen, if some company would produce metal gunblades taking this render as reference I would buy a life sized one fore sure.

The quality is astonishing, really good job.
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Manostion Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OmfG, that is freakin' amazing!!! :jawdrop:
Do you have any plans to do more weapons in the future?

And is there any way I can pique your interest in a big project of mine? I could really use your help!
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:eyepopping:
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Squeebs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Thank you for making this exist. I am so thankful that I logged in to my old account that I haven't used in years just to type this. I've been looking for good reference images and this is by far the best I've seen!
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:iconmogcaiz:
mogcaiz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome ^^ Reference for what use, may I ask?
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:iconexecutor-haruko:
Executor-Haruko Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work on the model :) I stumbled upon it while looking for references of Griever on the blade, those are so hard to come by these days!
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:iconmogcaiz:
mogcaiz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) I plan to release a vector file of the griever someday soon, so you can get all the details :)
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anagron Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is disgustingly beautiful!
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BR0KEN-TYP3-WRIT3R Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Writer
i love the detail and hard work you put into this. truly, truly wonderful.
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Sokkanator Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
the drawing is awesome and it is very creative
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ShuyinTheEnigmatic Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Writer
Lovely work!!
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:iconrudiwudi:
Rudiwudi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks fantastic! Ah, this'll be brilliant for when I'll make a 2nd, better blade :)
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:iconcompletephotography:
Completephotography Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
I . . . . want . . . it! Awesome!
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:iconwintercross:
Wintercross Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Looks excellent! You've got the appearance of the gunblade damn near perfect, maybe the blade is just a little short? looks great anyways!

I disagree on the operation of the gunblade however. The original B&W picture clearly shows bullets in the cartridges, and in game descriptions lead me to firmly belive that the gunblade does in fact fire bullets. (The idea being that you combine the wounding effects of both sword and gun in one.)
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:iconmogcaiz:
mogcaiz Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm aware of the cartridges and I don't deny that the gunblade relies on ammunition for maximum potential as a weapon. Hence why it also has a chamber for the ammo.
However not anywhere in the game do you see an actual projectile coming out from the blade at any point. Not even a fire muzzle from any bullet exit (because there is none).
On the other hand, you only see the gunblade being treated as a sword 100% of the time.

"Fire bullets" in FF8's Gunblade term simply means it sends a forceful shock wave through the blade for a more damaging impact upon striking.
Source: [link]
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:iconwintercross:
Wintercross Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
The actual image of the gunblade has bullets in the cartridge. If it had no bullet, then the cartridge would have a flat end like a shotgun shell, or a blank round [link]

Also, Irvine's gun, and pretty much all the hand-help firearms don't display bullets when they fire, rather they play an animation, then an explosion-like effect plays on the enemy. So saying you don't see bullets fire out is redundant.

In the world of FF8, large monsters a prevelent, and the gunblade is attributed as an old weapon (Laguna states he hasn't used one of these 'old things' since training, also this is during filming of a movie about a Knight fighting a dragon)
My belife from in game sources (weapon mags, npc comments and situations) lead me to belive it fires bullets to combine the power of a gun and a sword. No, it can't be used as a projectile weapon because it's too unwieldly to sniper people, the effect is that as you cut into an oponent, you can inflict a gunshot wound aswell as a sword wound.

This makes even more sense with the idea of large monsters that a regular sword wound might not cause much injury to.

I take in game information prior to anything said on a wiki. Wiki's can be edited by anyone. The game is permenantly imprinted upon my disk, and cannot change.
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mogcaiz Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In all honesty, I think you shift away from the fact that this is a game as it does not care about accuracy to the tiniest details*. Such as why they use bullets and not shells/blanks? But the answer in this case is simply because it wouldn't match the design of a revolver, unless if it was a shotgunblade. Which it is not.

Does it says in game that the gunblade is too unwieldy to use it as a projectile weapon, if it fired any projectiles at all? I believe the simple fact that you never see it used as a gun, like irvine's gun, throughout the WHOLE game, should be proof enough that the gunblade, is in fact, just a sword and cannot fire projectiles. But its enhanced with similar features where you can load ammunition into it for better damage efficiency.

The game is permanently printed on my disk as well, and I also take in game information prior, but I leave the interpretation of it to the experts who dedicate their time and research based on game facts they find. Which takes me to wiki, which have concluded it does not fire projectiles.

Since the wiki can be edited by anyone, then you also know that its been written by gamers and fans who in majority believes that it cannot fire based on the hard found facts available from the game. Hence why it states it does not fire any projectiles. If there was even a small minority who have any valid point that the gunblade is capable of firing projectiles, I believe it would been at least have been mentioned as an confirmed debated article, simply because its how wiki works.
But please provide to me the source/mags where it is clearly written or you see the gunblade used as a projectile weapon from long range. I'm open to change my description and comply to you if its proven.

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*To give you a scale of how many ignored details there are in the game just watch this review: [link] (the guy is exaggerating, but he got lots of valid points) FF8 probably have the most broken storyline of all FF games. And since FF8 is only a game, and not a law of physics book: its allowed to take a step from reality to make their game world work, including the tiny details such as weapon effectiveness versus large monsters. If the the game should make sense at all, then why do we see t-rexes in game?
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jacenleonhart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This definitely deserves a DD. You've got a way with the shading.

Say, would you mind if I use it as a reference? I've been working on a custom gunblade for some time now, but it's not finished yet. I could even email the jpeg preview to you if you like. It's just that I need to figure out how to do the shading for the gun handle. Thanks, and keep up the good work! :D
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:iconmogcaiz:
mogcaiz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
of course :) artists use other artists for reference all the time, and as far as I know, this should be a very accurate representation :)
Let me know if you have anything I can see!
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:iconjacenleonhart:
jacenleonhart Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! It's not finished yet though, so it's not up on DA. ^^; But I could email you a jpeg version of what I've done so far. :D

Your email address is the same as the one on your DA page right? :D
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:iconmogcaiz:
mogcaiz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, i see :) That is correct, either use that or link it to me through here
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:iconjacenleonhart:
jacenleonhart Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I just sent it to your email. The subject's "Custom Gunblade from Jacen Leonhart" :D

Just... ehhh... don't expect too much ok? ^^; This is my first time to do something like this and I'm working with minimal knowledge.
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:iconmogcaiz:
mogcaiz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np :) I just saw it and replied, GJ thou!
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:iconjacenleonhart:
jacenleonhart Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? Thanks a lot! :D
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krikra Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Brilliant work! Fav
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Snowtiger454 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Would you permit me to use your amazing work as a reference for a resin cast cosplay prop I am working on??
P.S. what is the final poly count?? That is just plain gorgeous work. Well done.
Also, what model prog. are you using??
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:iconmogcaiz:
mogcaiz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course :') That's what it is for :)
I dont rememeber the count, but without the smoothing, its not that heavily polyfied xP

Everything is made in 3Dsmax and After Effects
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Snowtiger454 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Too cool.
I have been messing around with the free xsiMod tool and am totally addicted to 3d modeling now. Even when it's not necessary I find myself modeling props I intend to fabricate, just to see them turn in 3d lol. Did you buy 3dsmax and after effects??

I will keep you update on the prop too. Thanks again.
Great work!!

-jason
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Jessethejester Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This...blade..is...AWESOME!!!
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:iconjessethejester:
Jessethejester Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This...blade..is..AWESOME!!!
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:iconmogcaiz:
mogcaiz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We like the gunblade yes ^^
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:iconjessethejester:
Jessethejester Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We like it LOTSSS!!!!! Your favorite weapon?
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:iconmogcaiz:
mogcaiz Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True true :') maaaybe it is.. I've seen so many ones lately, that I cannot choose.. but gunblade will always hold a special place in me XD
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Jessethejester Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
same! personally, I prefer...hmmm....Terra's Last Keyblade in Kingdom Hearts: Birth By sleep!
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:icondeviatedone:
deviatedone Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Anyone know how this gunblade fires? I just can't see it for some reason.
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timoros6sic6 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Incredible! This is so accurate and impressive!
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:iconvenomspartan:
Venomspartan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Nice - one question though... where if the exit portal for the bullets?
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:iconmogcaiz:
mogcaiz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The blade does not fire any bullets, as its a sword, and not a gun :)
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:iconvenomspartan:
Venomspartan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Oh ok.. nice
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:iconrin-alexiel:
Rin-alexiel Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
so perfect *---* ♥
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:iconmogcaiz:
mogcaiz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a nice weapon, is it not? ^^ Thank you!
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:iconrin-alexiel:
Rin-alexiel Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yes!!! *--*

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2snails1shell Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:-)
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Papuh Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is looks truly amazing. Mind if I ask you something.. I'll be doing a real scale gunblade prop and I could use this pic as a refence image. Couldn't find any which would have higher resolution. At the same time, I may make a tutorial of how doing cosplay props and showing your model, which I used as a reference, if it's okay to you. Naturally, I would give you a credit.
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mogcaiz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey :3 Sure, you may :) I share my work, and I'm happy if it can be to help for any purpose :)
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three-forces Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
(after reading artist comments)

Um....wheres the barrel?
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:iconmogcaiz:
mogcaiz Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The barrel is where you expect it to be :) Might be hard to see, but check out the 3D 360 rotation version of it linked in the description field.
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three-forces Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I will
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