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Hey all, it's been quite some time. I realize updates are far and few between these days as there really just hasn't been anything worth mentioning in regards to the group. It's mostly due to our busy schedules, yes, but it's also because of my lack of initiative when it came to doing anything with the group other than dealing with submissions. Looking back, I originally made this group for the purpose of having concept artists gather and share their work with other aspiring artists, to give others something to shoot for (no pun intended) when it came to creating original works of art, in particular the area of weapon concepting. We have since expanded quite a bit to include things like concepts of people, mecha and vehicles as well tutorials on how to create various things.

As we enter our sixth year since our founding, I can honestly say this group became a whole lot larger than anything I was expecting. We're approaching almost 2,000 active members and the group has in it's possession almost 12,000 different submissions. I know of people that have used this group to their advantage, using it as a means of finding artists for various projects or work in general, as well as people who have used the group's submissions as a way to compare their own artwork to others and thereby improving their skills. I actually know a few of the latter that have gone on to do work for various companies and studios. So I would like to personally send out a huge 'thank you' to all of you that have made this group what it is today. Your contributions to the group has helped many people, myself included, improve their artwork and in a few cases, helped people get into this line of work.

With all that being said, while the group hasn't been "dead", it certainly hasn't felt "alive" either, so I want to host another contest early next year. Mix things up a little bit. As far as prizes go, there will of course be the publicity and views from both the group and it's watchers, perhaps from other groups as well, but I want to offer something else to the winner of the group. Is there a prize you guys would want? Are Core memberships still a desirable thing? Let me know in the comments below as well as any other ideas you might have.

So Happy Birthday to the group, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Holidays in general. You know what, have a Happy New Year while we're at it. JUST BE HAPPY DAMN IT.

See you all soon™

~Xie
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WeaponDesigners is exactly what it sounds like. A group built for weapon designers to come in and display their concepts to other Deviants, as well as to receive feedback for their designs, learn how to improve their skills and overall to show the creativity each Deviant possesses. Anything and everything goes here as long as it's within the weapon category. Swords, guns, rocket launchers, railguns, the sky is the limit. So come on in and show us what you got. You might even find some new tools of destruction along the way.
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Founded 6 Years ago
Dec 25, 2009

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READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE SUBMITTING ANYTHING TO ANYWHERE
Updated on June 18th, 2011.

Before submitting any piece of work, be sure that you are first submitting to the correct area. Below, you will find a list of what kind of weapons would go in what category. If your submission doesn't really fit into any of the groups, submit it to the "Others" folder. Deviations that are submitted to the incorrect folder will not be approved.

When submitting a deviation to WeaponDesigners, there are certain guidelines that we follow in terms of what we accept and what we do not. Here is quick rundown.

1: We only accept ORIGINAL weapon designs at the present time. That means no, we will not accept your sweet 3D high poly model of an AK-47. Sure, it may be badass, but it IS NOT an original weapon, therefore, we cannot accept it. If you submit a piece that is original, and when I say original, I mean a weapon that I can look at and say, "Ok, this does NOT look like any other gun I have seen before." Having inspirations is one thing, but make sure the design is far enough from the inspirations so I don't say, "This looks just like another gun with a few small tweaks.

2: PimpMyGun submissions are on a stricter level and are judged in terms of quality. Here are some examples of what we accept into the group.
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These guns are original and are what he consider of a high enough quality to be accepted. Now I'm not saying your submissions have to be overly detailed, but if I can see how you made your gun and recreate it with ease, then it will not be accepted.

3: If you have an assault rifle and you submit it to melee, we will not accept it for obvious reasons. We usually remind or tell you that your submission is either not original enough to be accepted or to resubmit it to the correct folder. Sometimes we forget to tell you, so please make sure that you are submitting to the correct category.

  • Melee and Close Range: This category entails any and all close range and melee based weaponry, from katanas, knives, throwing knives, bayonets, claymores, bludgeons, maces, angry spiky things that you twirl around and smack people in the face with and any other weaponry that can be used to physically hit things.

  • Small Arms: This category includes pistols, revolvers, magnums, anything small like that but packs a punch.

  • Machine Guns, Rifles and Shotguns: This category goes for anything that has "rifle" or "machine gun" in it as well as repeating guns and shotguns. Assault Rifles, Sniper Rifles, light and heavy machine guns, sub and small machine guns, anything like that.

  • Energy Weaponry: This category is for anything energy based, including, but not limited to, lasers and plasma.

  • Heavy Arms: This category is for the big stuff. Rocket launchers, railguns, high powered lasers, armaments for mechas, whatever. All the big stuff that makes stuff blow up in fantastic ways goes in here.

  • People and Armor: Self explanatory. From soldiers in advanced battle armor to old fashioned medieval metal clad armor would be in here.

  • Vehicles and Vehicular Weaponry: .50 caliber machine guns on a hummer, vehicles that are decked out with various rocket launchers and machine guns, tanks, aircraft, etc.

  • Explosives: C4, Semtex, TNT, anything that makes stuff explode violently into many pieces goes in here.

  • Shields and Defensive: Also self explanatory. Things that prevent you from blowing up/getting shot/dying by using defensive means.

  • Stationary Weapons: This category is for sentry emplacements, SAM's and AAA, orbital railguns, any kind of weapons that are stationary while firing upon random things.

  • Humanoid Weapons and Mecha: This category features things that range from Gundam-esq machines to battle androids and the likes.

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction: Nuclear warfare, science fiction planet killing superweapons, bases with extremely heavy defenses, war ships decked out enough make anyone cry, weapons that generally put everything to an end go in here.

  • Weapon Collections: This category is for multiple weapons, for example, if you got a piece that has a few handguns on it, some rifles and a rocket launcher, then it would go in here. A Deviation that has more than one weapon would go in here, unless it has multiple weapons from the same category, in which case it would go in it's proper category.

  • Tips and Tutorials: If you're looking for some new techniques on how to improve your designs or your art style in general, take a look in here and see if you can't learn a thing or two.

  • Works In Progress: If you are currently working on a design and would like some input/criticism for it before you submit the final version, submit it here.

  • Others: This category is for everything else that just doesn't fit into any other category.


If you believe that you have an idea for a new category or you think that I forgot a category, feel free to send a note to the group with any and all suggestions for new categories or ways to improve organization. Thanks. :D

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PRAETORIC Featured By Owner Edited Nov 13, 2015
hey where should i look for revolvers?(friggin love revolvers, they take a lotta skill)
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:iconthe-xie:
The-Xie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apologies on the late response. If you're still wondering, revolvers would fall under the "Small Arms" category.
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PRAETORIC Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
thanks
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TheFrozenWaffle Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for all the favorites!
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The-Dark-Corporation Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You guys sttill active?
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:iconthe-xie:
The-Xie Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late response. Yes, we are still active, it's just sometimes we fall behind on submissions due to IRL responsibilities. (This past week or so being particularly busy)
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The-Dark-Corporation Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's all good, i've been a little busy too aha.
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Orphydian Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot!
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

Hey!

 

If you dont have anything against it I would like to affiliate our groups.

 

arsmilitaria.deviantart.com/

 

My newborn group is specialised on high detailed military illustrations and it will host only the finest deviations and will gather some of the most talented artists.

 

I sent the request. You have to confirm it. In fact it would be better to send an affiliation request from yuor side if you have some voting procedure and some administrators are absent.

 

You should also consider to join us 

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Attolis Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Is there any particular reason this was made on Christmas?
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