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Author Topic: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II  (Read 214631 times)
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« Reply #1650 on: September 24, 2014, 05:06:25 pm »

Recently got the nerf slingfire.

The idea originally was it to be full on steampunk, akin to how something out of bioshock infinite looks. (With predominantly brass coloured sections).
Then after awhile, I wanted it to have sorta a post-apocalyptic look too, something like how the battered rifles of fallout looked like.

Heck, made it both.

It can be post apocalyptic and steampunk at the same time *Looks at the Boneshaker novel*




More images in the album:

http://imgur.com/a/6xvtv

Likely going to do a revolver or the zombie crossbow in the same theme to round up the weapon types.
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« Reply #1651 on: September 25, 2014, 02:46:35 am »

Nicely done! Smiley
How come there's no paint on the thingamagig behind the trigger? Undecided
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« Reply #1652 on: September 25, 2014, 03:38:22 am »

Nicely done! Smiley
How come there's no paint on the thingamagig behind the trigger? Undecided

The lever is made of a soft-ish plastic. Actually bend quite abit with use. Was afraid the paint would peel over time, due to the flexing.
Besides, it was grey already so I left it as is. Smiley
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« Reply #1653 on: September 25, 2014, 12:25:37 pm »

I understand now, thanks.
Plasti Dip, if available, would probably work there.
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« Reply #1654 on: September 25, 2014, 01:08:07 pm »

An alternative to paint might be a leather wrap.
If the plastic is flimsy, you might also insert some stiffening underneath.

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« Reply #1655 on: September 25, 2014, 04:16:24 pm »

Thanks for the tip.

Plastidip is available, for around $20us per can if I recall. Too much for that small section of use.

Might consider a leather wrap.

As i wanted to the keep the function of the toy, a good section of the lever actually moves into the blaster when cocked forward. The flimsiness comes from the thin section, and there's sadly no real way of reinforcing that.

But for now the grey section blends in nicely. Does not stick out too terribly bad.
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« Reply #1656 on: October 07, 2014, 11:25:23 pm »

An alternative to paint might be a leather wrap.
If the plastic is flimsy, you might also insert some stiffening underneath.




If you use a leather wrap on a steel part, oil it well, & frequently.  I once bought a (real) lever-action rifle with a leather wrap on the lever.  Some time later, I started unwrapping the leather, & promptly put it back.  The leather had dried out, attracted moisture, & the lever was quite pitted.  The rest of the gun was in marvelous shape & it shot very well, but the lever would not have matched the rest of the gun with the leather removed.
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« Reply #1657 on: October 08, 2014, 05:08:23 am »

An alternative to paint might be a leather wrap.
If the plastic is flimsy, you might also insert some stiffening underneath.




If you use a leather wrap on a steel part, oil it well, & frequently.  I once bought a (real) lever-action rifle with a leather wrap on the lever.  Some time later, I started unwrapping the leather, & promptly put it back.  The leather had dried out, attracted moisture, & the lever was quite pitted.  The rest of the gun was in marvelous shape & it shot very well, but the lever would not have matched the rest of the gun with the leather removed.


It can also depend on what kind of leather. Chrome tanned leather won't even need to hold moisture to corrode steel. The tanning method uses chromium salts as a preservative (You can tell chrome tanned leather by it's greyish middle when looked at in cross section-this grey being the salts). Over time the salts leach out of the leather and can corrode any oxidizing metals they come in contact with. Oiling won't stop this salt corrosion, though it may slow the process some.

Unfortunately, most leather these days, including thong, is chrome tanned as it's by far the cheapest and easiest industrial tannage. Oil tanned leather would be best to reduce the chances of corrosion. Real latigo thong would probably be fine as well. You might also be able to get away with saturating vegetable tanned thong with neatsfoot oil.
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« Reply #1658 on: October 11, 2014, 04:55:31 pm »

Recently done up a Lanard Rotator in the same style too.

Had the blaster sitting in a box for 2 years... finally got around to doing something with it.





Rest of the images: http://imgur.com/a/MEcUP

I probably still need to add a crossbow in the same colour theme... hmm...
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« Reply #1659 on: October 12, 2014, 10:26:40 pm »

I'm quite fond of the Lanard Rotator and that big chunky cylinder thing under the barrel. I really need to pick one up at some point.

Again, great paintjob!
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« Reply #1660 on: October 17, 2014, 05:08:23 pm »

I did a little priming yesterday...perhaps the last warm-ish day we'll see for a while here (and I find that, when I paint inside, I see all KINDS of funny things!)

These should provide the base for a few projects to while away the winter hours.
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« Reply #1661 on: October 21, 2014, 03:16:40 am »

The latest from Dr. LeGear's lab.  Comments welcomed.

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« Reply #1662 on: November 07, 2014, 05:06:20 am »

A little something I whipped up.

























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« Reply #1663 on: November 07, 2014, 01:26:34 pm »

Nice looking gun.
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« Reply #1664 on: December 07, 2014, 08:30:45 am »

I did a little priming yesterday...perhaps the last warm-ish day we'll see for a while here (and I find that, when I paint inside, I see all KINDS of funny things!)

These should provide the base for a few projects to while away the winter hours.
Where did you get that 'pistol' at the very top?
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« Reply #1665 on: December 07, 2014, 03:56:36 pm »





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« Reply #1666 on: December 19, 2014, 09:06:06 pm »

Echoleader, Please..dont point that ray-gun at me !
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« Reply #1667 on: December 28, 2014, 05:14:46 am »

WIP Some sort of Tesla weapon, methinks. Needs much more work, but I'm happy thus far. 
two antique radio parts are behind barrel.

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« Reply #1668 on: December 29, 2014, 12:35:14 am »

Another WIP rifle with much work remaining to be done.  The Altoids tin is simply there for size reference but methinks the rifle, when finished, will ALSO be "Curiously Strong"! 
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It started life as an old pump and I've mostly just done some re-arranging. 

I was particularly thrilled when the old lamp valve (?) fit PERFECTLY onto the section of this old pump PRECISELY where I needed SOME sort of trigger mechanism.  Accidents will happen!

So far it's all metal...I'm pondering trying to add some wood sandwiching the long metal "stock" section and/or leather to pad the butt plate. 

Copper tubing will connect the barrels and trigger and I'm contemplating a "fuel tank".  There will, of course, be a nice gauge or two!
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« Reply #1669 on: December 29, 2014, 10:31:33 pm »

WOW what a great piece. Rifle or flame thrower? Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
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« Reply #1670 on: December 30, 2014, 12:21:42 am »

Great start.  Looking forward to seeing it progress.
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« Reply #1671 on: December 31, 2014, 03:23:02 pm »

I did a little priming yesterday...perhaps the last warm-ish day we'll see for a while here (and I find that, when I paint inside, I see all KINDS of funny things!)

These should provide the base for a few projects to while away the winter hours.
Where did you get that 'pistol' at the very top?
Hi...SO sorry I didn't see your question before (but I don't have a very exciting answer).  Most, if not all, of these guns came from thrift stores or garage sales.  Since then I've gone completely over the edge and purchased probably 30 more weapons...mostly Nerf.  I may have a problem! (but I'm typically paying less than a dollar (US) for handguns and MAYBE up to $3 for big guns). 
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« Reply #1672 on: January 16, 2015, 03:32:17 pm »

a couple more very recent acquisitions (which I've not seen "punked" before. 

The Cannon Commando (or is it Commando Cannon?) doesn't have a remote but, at less than $2 (US) it was a good buy.  Will it punk?
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The Zurg gun, less than $1 (US), already looks pretty "steamy" to me.  Once the weather warms up enough to put on a base coat I'll see what else I might do with it.
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« Reply #1673 on: January 18, 2015, 04:27:39 am »

  ANYTHING may be punked by the sufficient application of ingenuity!
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« Reply #1674 on: January 18, 2015, 10:19:25 am »

The Cannon Commando will punk beautifully I can see it in a more suitable colour scheme already.  In fact, if it's not too heavy it would make a great hat mounted piece.  If it is too heavy and/or large it would be great rolling out of a trap door in a carpet bag.
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