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Mass Effect References

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 27, 2011, 12:11 PM
Provisions for use.

These references are provided with permission from BioWare under provisions as listed below. Please note: I am in no way affiliated with BioWare or EA.

  1. Copyright cannot be assumed over anything created from usage of the reference images (BioWare owns the copyrights to the characters).
  2. No commerce. People cannot sell or profit from the images or works based on them – not even for charity (it tends to get very complicated very quickly)
  3. BioWare must be credited as the copyright holder for the reference images , this holds true for derivative works as well though (things created based on the references provided).
  4. You can’t represent yourself as a BioWare or EA employee, agent or representative.

#1, #2, #3 should be noted by everyone using these images (#2 doesn't mean that BioWare couldn't pay you for an idea and use it themselves, though.)

Some time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here).  I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.

Characters (Generic or nameless):

Characters (Plot or named NPCs):

Characters (Protagonist/Squadmates):


Enemies - Cerberus

Enemies - Reaperised

Multiplayer - Characters

Multiplayer - Weapons



Weapons (Heavy):

Weapons (Melee/Omni-tool):

Weapons (Standard):

There may be others not currently listed.  You can search the reference gallery if you can't find what you're looking for here.  Please note that if you can't find something after searching for it, you can always make a request.

Unused in-game ship models can be found here.

The Mass Effect font can be found here.

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A library of Mass Effect references. Please note that all of these models are made, and owned, by BioWare/EA.

You are free to use them however you want.
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raiskream Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I'd like to do a femshep cosplay of the Serrice Council armor. Do you think you can make references of that?
CLOLsbrokenchair Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
First and most importantly, thank you so much for this beautiful collection of resources. They help SO. MUCH.

Secondly, I'm not sure if you're still accepting requests anymore but I am having a fun time trying to find photos of the Sync Laser "Heavy Weapon" from Priority: Rannoch. The best I can find is the same official art angle. Thanks so much for the references even if requests aren't open anymore! =]
mirmidon-naga Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
If isnt a problem i want make a request  can you do the  female turian in the multiplayer the one with the belladona blades and the poison ?
ShardsOfIdentity Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
This is amazing!  Do you know if there's a folded version of the Geth Plasma SMG?  It seems like there should be, but I can't find one anywhere.  
ShardsOfIdentity Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
This is amazing!  Do you know if there's a folded version of the Geth Plasma SMG?  It seems like there should be, but I can't find an image of it anywhere.
ultimo21 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Crap. This EXISTS!!!
Eddiekitten Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You, my friend, are a life saver.
SirConlanBeorn Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
I'm Looking fore 360 degree references of Sentry Interface, Archon Visor, Umbra Visor, Recon Hood. Mnemonic Visor & Delumcore Overlay.
Morrokei Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just utterly incredible - I am in heaven with all these references ohmygod. Thank you sosososososo much ;u;

If I am not too late for the requests, references of the Geth Colossus would be so cool :,D
Zelier-Amora Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
This is utterly amazing, and I wish to beg you for shots of the Mass Effect 3 Geth Prime (from the Multiplayer).

And on a related note, I am desperately trying to find references for the Biotic Hammer/Melee that the Krogan Sentinel uses in ME3 Multiplayer, but I can't find it anywhere! Including poking around the PCC files. If its not a bother for you, OR if you could give me pointers, I would deeply appreciate it!
Dunfalach Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
This is a really awesome library. If you're still doing these, there's a few more I'd love to see:

For named, Conrad Verner outfits from all 3 games. But especially his civilian outfit from ME3. Dr. Michel and Dr. Chakwas. 

For generics, some of the non-dancer civilian outfits seen on NPCs around the Citadel. Especially human ones. Dresses and work clothes. Normandy crew uniforms from ME2.
Breadfrenzy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Request: The Alliance Marine from the ME3 campaign, fully armored with helmet.
Tiny-face Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
where has this been all my life
thank the goddess
FarShot Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still doing requests?  If so, Human-Reaper and perhaps the animation of the M7/M8 opening?
FarShot Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nvm, didn't see it listed.
Tensen01 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I'm currently working on a Mass Effect Tabletop RPG, and would love if you could put up some more of the armors in ME1, especially from the other races.
No-one-o1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one big awesome ref-gallery! Thank you so much for doing all this!

Could you by any chance, add the Talon Engineer and his Omni-Bow? That would be great! :)
xXKyraRosalesXx Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you do Kelly Chambers ME2 & ME3?
DancerYuna Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
This is absolutely amazing and a must for any ME Universe cosplayer. Thanks for doing this!
NakedSnake1862 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
how come u didn't include shiala, shai'ara, shala'raan, daro'xen, han'gerrel, or zaal'koris troodon80? they were part of mass effect as well. or did bioware not allow u to include them to ur gallery?
criz Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
I know it's been a while, but would you consider adding the Turian Cabal Vanguard from multiplayer?
Her armour is different from Nyreen's and seems a lot more suitable for turians. Would greatly appreciate it :D
meeuw559 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
could you make a ref sheet of the Talon Engineer's omni-bow?
MorbidAnthem Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I formally request a Geth Juggernaut from Mass Effect Multiplayer... Please.
armorhide406 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
So if I were to use a Krogan reference to draw inspiration from in creating a character, would BioWare own said character?
armorhide406 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
As in biological traits.
eidylon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome awesome reference! One request, for the Venom shotgun. Thanks!
narutosdad Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
i would like t o thank you for the references they have helped out a lot in making the cosplay outfits for me and my GF, but i do have to wonder, would you be able to get the Quarian live ship, done up, i have not been able to get a good picture of one and want to make a fiber glass model for a ME fanatic friend of mine
PKBitchGirl Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Could you upload a reference for Wrex in his fancy duds from the casino mission in the Citadel DLC?
enormousmoonboots Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Is there any way to get a reference of the MP salarian's omni-tool? I'm pretty sure it has a different shape than the standard; at least, it does for melee attacks.
picklehydronium Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Any chance you can get the Blood Pack Executioner?
CrashLegacy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Can you do the various weapon mods? Or Heavy melee Omni-tool weapon variants?
HeartOfTheStorm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   General Artist
Hello! Thank you so so much for providing all the references! They are REALLY helpful!

May I request a reference of ME3's multiplayer Krogan warlord sentinel? :icondeyedplz:
neptune-blues Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Just wanted to thank you so much for uploading these references. :D They're so helpful!
Mereel2719 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
1. Thank you for your awsome references there helped me so much.
2. Do you can upload a reference for Garrus visor please ? It is so bad to see on the most pictures
keroidomilk Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you be able to do the Light and/or Medium versions of the Liberator Armor from ME1 (Female version)? That would be a great help, as I think I want to conquer that costume in the future.

keroidomilk Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, a million thanks for your other references. They helped me build my Blood Dragon armor. :) You're awesome.
LuseyMoth Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Could we get more of the multiplayer Krogans and Vorcha please?

These are GREAT references regardless <333
Toshikii Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
The only thing I miss in your awesome collection are helms and visors, in MAss Effect 3 there are many wich are awesome and would be lovely to have them referenced here =).
etacorda Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow! Thanks a lot!
soren7550 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Writer
Hey, any chance of seeing the squaddie's fancy outfits from Citadel's casino infiltration? And Brooks and the mysterious figure's armor from when you first encounter them? And the CAT-6 guys if you haven't done them yet?

Sorry that I'm asking for quite a few things.
Nostalgia-Guy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
Got a big concept project I'm working on, and the ME-verse is part of it. The omni-tool was my greatest fear but now I have some help. I'm sure to use this reference even more as I get into the project. Thank you!!
Vadlor Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if it's been requested yet, but can you make a reference sheet for the Illusive Man "husked" of Mass Effect 3?

Thanks :)
007gra Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Do you have reference for Mass Effect 1 Garrus, Geth Troopers and Husks? Also, Male & Female Shepard heads from 1?

(If I can only request one, Garrus is my favourite here!) Thanks very much!
DGrim87 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
mass effect 1 power generators
scorpion-lady Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
First off, I wanted to say thank you SOO much for putting this list together and all the models you've already posted. I was wondering if you could post Aria's me3 model from the Omega DLC? Her clothing in ME3 as a lot more details than in ME2. I would be forever in your debt!
drakescales Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Amazing! Thanks a bunch Troodon! :)
okutox Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
could you please upload the illusive man's chair? Thanks in advance and thanks for all the work you've put in
EspionageDB7 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello sir, I was hoping I could make a request. Is there anyway we could get a version of your omni-blade reference: [link] with a black background instead of a white/gray one? Thank you in advance regardless of whether or not you're able to.

And allow me to say that your reference images are just amazing. And I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say how appreciative we are of you doing this for us - no doubt it's been a lot of hard work for you. So you have at least my sincerest thanks. I've actually used some of your references already to make some mock Mass Effect advertisements for products that exist in my fanfictions' universe. If you're interested, you can see them here:

Omni-Taser Advert: [link]
Nautilus Triton Advert: [link]
iTool 5M Advert: [link]
And a movie poster for my second fan-fiction (the omni-tool over the volus' arm): [link]

Wouldn't be possible without what you've provided :) So thank you very much. Here's hoping you're able to grant my request. But again, thanks in advance regardless :D
serieux65 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Would it be possible for you to put up a reference for Weyrloc Guld from Mordin's loyalty mission?

His armor looks like it is a recolor of the bulkier bloodpack mercenary armor that you already have up, but he has a helmet that I don't think I've seen anywhere else other than in Zaeed's quarters.

Either way, thank you for all the work you've done so far, this is an amazing resource.
arwendoll16LOTR Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Also, I know the DLC is brand new, but will you be uploading references from the Omega DLC?
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