This month I decided to take a concept by Benedict Neoh (https://www.artstation.com/artist/benedict_neoh) and bring it fully rendered into 3D.
Anti Material Rifle, Concept by Benedict Neoh
Week 1: Block out rendered with two point lighting scheme (key and rim) in Arnold.
Reference from https://www.artstation.com/artist/benedict_neoh
Week 2: geometry clean up, bevels, UVs and Materials roughed out in Arnold.
Texel density and UV stretch check
This is the first time I've done a UV unwrap on a truly detailed model. I'm quite happy with how it came out.
Third shot at materials and final render, decided to go for a more painted look.