The Steampunk Forum at Brass Goggles
November 22, 2017, 11:47:30 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Brassgoggles.co.uk - The Lighter Side Of Steampunk, follow @brasstech for forum technical problems & updates.
 
   Home   Blog Help Rules Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: How to modify this toy gun?  (Read 323 times)
josecou
Snr. Officer
****
United States United States



« on: May 17, 2017, 10:19:37 pm »

Hello! I previously posted about putting together a steampunk Safari costume for a convention. I'd like a part of this costume to be a prop rifle. I have a toy rifle that I'd like to modify and make a bit more steamy. I only have a few days until the convention, so if possible, I'd like to keep the modifications pretty simple. Here's some pictures:




I might add some brass filigree on the stock and try to add a scope. I might also try stripping the paint on the stock, but I'm  m not sure how to approach that. Other that, I'm not sure where I should go from there. I appreciate any suggestions. Thank you!



Logged
RJBowman
Zeppelin Captain
*****


« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 12:55:38 am »

Honestly, it isn't much to work with. You might add a brass telescope sight like Doc Brown had in Back to the Future 3.
Logged
pwbinde
Deck Hand
*
United States United States


« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 03:44:13 am »

I wouldn't do anything with the stock since you haven't time for anything you do to dry properly before your event.  I like the idea of adding a killer accessory to the gun like the scope posted above by RJBowmen.  Also, I'd add a sling of some sort to carry the gun around with you unless you want to hold it the whole time or leave it behind? 

- Pat
Logged
josecou
Snr. Officer
****
United States United States



« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 04:44:38 am »

Funny enough, that Doc Brown gun is what I was thinking of trying to imitate when I said I might add a scope! I'll definitely try that out. I might also paint some of the silver parts to match the paint of the scope. I will definitely add a sling. Somehow that hadn't even occurred to me. Thanks guys!
Logged
polyphemus
Zeppelin Captain
*****

« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2017, 08:56:12 pm »

Plastic trumpet or brass taxi horn on the barrel. Make a blunderbuss thing.
Logged

Polphemus Pomfret
"Don't be silly. He wouldn't write,"Aaarrgghhh!"
"Perhaps he was dictating."
Otto Von Pifka
Zeppelin Admiral
******
United States United States


goggles? they're here somewhere.....


« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2017, 11:44:09 pm »

is the stock plastic or wood? if the woodgrain is molded into plastic or rough enough in the wood that you can feel it dragging your fingernail across it, then you can simply rub some black shoe polish paste into the woodgrain. buffing it with a rag rolled into a hard ball will remove the polish from the high spots and leave the grain dark. even the bright metal sides can be done this way. its not permanent in any way but it holds up fairly well, and can be touched up at any time.
 a scope like the old fashion long tube type could be made up from a long piece of copper pipe and a reducing coupler for the eye piece. get two brass saddle type pipe hangers and bolt them to the top of the barrel so the scope can be held in them, you don't even need to joint the coupler to the pipe if the saddles hold onto the two pieces.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.024 seconds with 17 queries.