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Author Topic: Herr Döktor's new weapon: THE STEAM PISTOL-FINISHED PICTURES PAGE 9!  (Read 34614 times)
Herr Döktor
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« on: November 18, 2007, 11:02:15 pm »

Some of you will have seem my last effort, but after the meet up at the Black Country Museum, I found myself inspired by the boilerplate on view to make something new, so, after purchasing an acrylic wine glass and champagne flute, surveying my parts box, and finding an acrylic hemisphere, some plastic shot glasses and various other bits and pieces, I came up with this:



The vaned fronts on the side boilers are made from a mould taken from an air-freshener refill, and the yellow rivets are 6mm BB pellets.



The boiler plate cover on the top of the gun is a modified casting from a large scale locomotive model made by a company I once worked for (it looked nice, so i cast a couple of copies for myself!)



The lanyard hook is a brass lighting hoop ring, screwed onto a length of threaded lamp tube, both from Fred Aldous, the brass finial on the back of the gun was also sourced from here.



The end of the barrel, resembling a Western style steam train chimney, is made from a plastic shot glass, and the nosecone from a firework rocket!

This is a work in progress, I will update this thread as and when there's something to show you.
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007, 11:05:11 pm »

I think that is more imaginary than most of the ray guns I´ve seen on here.
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007, 11:15:42 pm »

Yep...
that says "Ray gun" to me...
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 11:41:28 pm »

Nice stuff, what are plans for it next?
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2007, 12:22:52 am »

Nice stuff, what are plans for it next?

Well, MORE RIVETS, for a start! Then a stopcock or tap somewhere, filler caps on the water tank and boilers, a guage somewhere, stanchions for the brass pipe work, more brass pipework; oh, and a trigger, definitely a trigger! Smiley

I'll probably wind up giving it a dirty brass effect finish: if I'm feeling rich, I might get a quote for having it vacuum plated in a brass finish, but that'd probably cost a couple of hundred pounds!  Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2007, 12:26:15 am »

Ever read "A Martian Ricorso"?  It had a glasslike, steam powered pistol that used the thermal reaction of sulfuric acid mixing with water to produce steam.
Your work could be the very realization of the description, or and advancement from it.
Very nice work!
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2007, 01:08:33 am »

In some gadget shops you can buy a gun that shoots smoke rings. You could try and find out how that works, see if you could incorporate it.

http://www.zerotoys.com/newsite/products/newzeroblaster.htm
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2007, 01:15:44 am »

So nice... I hope that you do leave some of the "crystal" appearance in some places. I really like this piece sir, good show!
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2007, 01:16:00 am »

A most elegant design Herr Doctor.  The moon men won't stand a chance!

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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2007, 02:29:57 am »

You have discovered a great defensive tool to add to any weapon. Remove the trigger. You can't use it but the moon men can't use it against you either!
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2007, 07:05:29 am »

Madness! That would look simply incredible with a few LEDs inside of it. As it is, that's pretty darned swanky. Can't wait to see it finished.

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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2007, 07:12:13 am »

great work Herr Doktor!! (BTW, I wasn't aware you were also a member of the RPF until just now...i remember your other gun)


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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2007, 11:17:41 am »

Looking good, Old Bean!

Some new parts for my Tesla Rifle project arrived today - a couple of lab condensers which will go to form the Ionisation Chambers... all I need now is time & induction coils...
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2007, 12:28:27 pm »

psst! you've forgotten the trigger...

other than that, its brilliant!  Cheesy
i love the cloudyness of the 'clear' parts, but you're probably going to paint over those i imagine... and the boilerplate casting is sheer genius!
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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2007, 01:21:11 pm »

I love the clear look of this!!!  You should most definitely not paint it, you should endeavor to fill it with interesting technical bits!  Could be a great Tesla-inspired raygun!!!

just my .02
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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2007, 01:23:48 pm »

Looking spiffing so far - I'm looking forward to seeing the end results
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« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2007, 06:17:02 pm »

Very nice looking!
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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2007, 10:30:38 pm »

By popular request: a trigger:



Made from a piece of acrylic sheet, held onto a momentary switch with a grub screw, in case I should choose to add electrification:


(please also note, on the workbench, the simulcrum of an Egyptian ibis in spilt yellow paint)


And finished, prior to insertion:



I've also painted the barrel, after filling it with resin, as the shot glass and rocket tip it's made from were both a bit fragile:



More updates as and when, and thanks for the interest!
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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2007, 10:39:34 pm »

i am simply enamored by the simplicity and elegance of this weapon. the addition of the trigger certainly helps it out as well. As the dude would say," it really held the room together."

this project certainly give me hope as I am venturing into the world of raygun crafting quite soon. While your skill level looks to be a bit higher than mine is with this sort of project, it at least lets me know that some of my ideas are possible, given the right twist of ingenuity.
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« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2007, 12:48:53 am »

i am simply enamored by the simplicity and elegance of this weapon. the addition of the trigger certainly helps it out as well. As the dude would say," it really held the room together."

this project certainly give me hope as I am venturing into the world of raygun crafting quite soon. While your skill level looks to be a bit higher than mine is with this sort of project, it at least lets me know that some of my ideas are possible, given the right twist of ingenuity.

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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2007, 01:21:06 am »

I really enjoyed your first project in this genre. I look forward to seeing the results of this adventure! Keep up the good work

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« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2007, 03:10:07 pm »

i am simply enamored by the simplicity and elegance of this weapon. the addition of the trigger certainly helps it out as well. As the dude would say," it really held the room together."

this project certainly give me hope as I am venturing into the world of raygun crafting quite soon. While your skill level looks to be a bit higher than mine is with this sort of project, it at least lets me know that some of my ideas are possible, given the right twist of ingenuity.

Shut the fuck up Donny.

It is a quote from the same movie he quoted, The Big Lebowski, it is a must see!

As for te steam pistol... I agree with Colin. The trigger really did add a lot.
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« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2007, 08:41:19 pm »

Now if you can make it fire champagne I will take 2. It must be high quality champagne though, none of that cheap stuff served at news years in the states!
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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2007, 07:45:53 pm »

Why are everyone so obsessed with silly 60's sci-fi rayguns? I myself prefer revolvers, rifles and gattling guns.
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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2007, 09:37:23 pm »

Why are everyone so obsessed with silly 60's sci-fi rayguns? I myself prefer revolvers, rifles and gattling guns.


It's not a ray gun, it's a Steam gun- using rapidly vapourised water to propel a small projectile at high speed.

Anyway, I am also working on a revolver, but this caught my attention and once the muse is upon me, I just can't stop!

UPDATE: MORE RIVETS!

 
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