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Author Topic: Has Anyone Steampunked a Spotlight????  (Read 690 times)
Cmdr. Storm
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« on: April 22, 2016, 10:00:29 am »

Hey There Folks, Recently, i Bought a Pistol Grip Spotlight at a Bargain Store and Was Thinking of Making it Look Steampunk by Using some Spray Paint to give it a Metal Look. i Saw the Same Light Offered online at American  Science and Surplus for about 10 Dollars US, the Address is www,sciplus.com if You look in Camping or put Spotlight into the Search box, You'll see it. the Light is made by I-Zoom. Think it might work? Thanks For Looking.
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 12:40:13 am »

Sure, sounds both fun and doable.

Just put some gears on it and paint it copper.  Wink

Jokes aside, I suggest adding an alternate "power source" to it - like a small steam-plant on the side of the flashlight or an "aether burner" on a belt-pack with a hose and a bit of wire running up the the flashlight itself.

Adding a protective wire-cage to the front could also look cool.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 02:14:09 am »

I'd say treat it as if you were modding a Nerf
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2016, 12:52:17 pm »

Put a small governor on that will spin when you turn on the light (for no other reason than governors just look cool).
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2016, 11:44:18 pm »

Prior to the advent of electric light, Victorian-era spotlights used a block of calcium oxide heated by an oxyhydrogen flame (see Limelight). A hand-held limelight with a backpack fuel source would be insanely dangerous and so, IMHO, perfectly Steampunk.
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