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Art Deco Ray Gun
« on: July 03, 2008, 10:14:09 pm »
Hello! Those of you following my 'Steampunk Space Helmet' build may have noticed that there has been a dearth of updates of late; here's why:



A commisioned build of a 1930's style Ray Gun, finished in a high gloss, erm, finish, with Alclad chrome accents, more pictures contained below:

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Note the boilerplate panel in front of the trigger; perfectly in keeping with the era, and a little bit of Steampunk!
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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 10:28:29 pm »

 I want to marry that and have it's babies, lots of babies........ :)

 That is so damn awsome, you have no idea how jealous I am.............. :D
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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008, 10:32:34 pm »
I'm very much eyeballing that! How heavy is it?


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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008, 10:41:17 pm »
Not very, it's only plastic and a material called chemiwood, sometimes known as modelboard- a lightweight shapeable material much used by modelmakers!

Hopefully, it will be available as a product at some point!

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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2008, 10:43:08 pm »
I, for one, would pay for it. It goes well with that aviator's cap and goggles.

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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008, 10:45:34 pm »
fantastic work !what else can one say.......

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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2008, 10:47:46 pm »
Beautiful!
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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2008, 11:10:32 pm »
Thankyou all!  Nice to be appreciated!  :)

I, for one, would pay for it. It goes well with that aviator's cap and goggles.


Funny you should say that...



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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2008, 11:25:44 pm »
Definitely Deco, and a just a soupcon of '57 Chevy...  I love it!
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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2008, 11:33:09 pm »
Wow! Thanks HAC, that's EXACTLY what the brief for this project was: 1930s style with a nod to the 1950s!

Cheers to you too! :)

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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2008, 11:56:13 pm »
Ah, Herr Döktor, so my abuse of the time machine was successful! ...or is it just that brilliant minds think alike...?

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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2008, 03:03:06 am »
That Sir, is exquisite.  :o
I am positively green with envy.

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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2008, 03:10:22 am »
You there, In the hat, Stop making things, you're putting the rest of us to shame... Well ok not really. The rest of us should be inspired to do more!

Fantastic, I really do love it! I think the only word that is applicable here is shiny.

ooooh shiny :D
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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2008, 07:06:00 am »
Tippest, toppest, tippitytop top hole work sir.

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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2008, 08:11:00 am »
Since I'm Curious, I shall pose this question : Why are you so Awesome   Herr Döktor.

Well what I really mean is where did you learn to do this? Hobby or Work?

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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2008, 09:38:39 am »
Well, thats it then. I think I'll just get my coat and quietly leave by the back door. You have an uncanny way of making my best efforts look just a little shabby.
What can I say? A truly stunning idea, and realized in a truly stunning way. To have even sketched such a well balanced design would have brought you much respect in itself, but to have built the darned thing to such a high standard as well....  bloody genius. I have no idea what you do for a living, but you should be doing this!
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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2008, 03:13:26 pm »
It'd be polite to leave some Awesome Sauce for the rest of us, you know...

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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2008, 03:56:13 pm »
There are many folks on the forum who are ray gun fanatics, and I'm afraid I'm usually not one of them - BUT - that deco design, construction & execution quality, and even the display are beyond superb Herr Döktor.  It is my all time fave ray weapon design. markf
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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2008, 04:16:44 pm »
Hey does the LED on the back end flash when the trigger is pulled? Is it even an LED at all o.o it looked like one to me
Very snazzy by the way ;D reminds me of a 1950's car :D keep up the good work old chap! :)
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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2008, 04:59:29 pm »
Gosh! Like most Brits, I really don't know how to respond to praise, so I'll just say a slightly embarrassed 'Thank You'!  :-[

In no particular order, I'll address the questions asked:
Ah, Herr Döktor, so my abuse of the time machine was successful! ...or is it just that brilliant minds think alike...?
I just happened to have the camera set up from 'photoing the gun, and, as ever, the flying gear was to hand, so, why not? :)
Are those initials S.V.? and what do they stand for?
I'm afraid that you'll have to wait until after the San Diego Comic Convention, until then it's a secret, don't tell anyone!
Since I'm Curious, I shall pose this question : Why are you so Awesome   Herr Döktor.

Well what I really mean is where did you learn to do this? Hobby or Work?
'Awesome' is in the eye of the beholder! :) And yes, I'm rather afraid that I do this sort of thing for a living!
Hey does the LED on the back end flash when the trigger is pulled? Is it even an LED at all o.o it looked like one to me
This is just a 'surface' model, IE non-functional, but within the backstory for this gun, it's an illuminated indicator: clear for 'off', green for 'stun, and red for 'kill', selected via the dials on th sides, and yes, I cheated and used a defunct LED!
There are many folks on the forum who are ray gun fanatics, and I'm afraid I'm usually not one of them - BUT - that deco design, construction & execution quality, and even the display are beyond superb Herr Döktor.  It is my all time fave ray weapon design. markf
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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2008, 05:35:25 pm »
 Okay.


 I saw the sneak preview photograph yesterday in the Space Helmet thread, and I just transformed into a morass of awe, jealousy, despair, and yet more envy.

 I think I've mostly gotten over it, or at least, well enough to tender congratulations to you, Herr Doktor.


 *sigh*


edit - you do know that red/green L.E.D.s do exist? They operate by having two 'ins' and one 'out'. You just run power into the 'in' for the color you want. It's fun to use! Would be quite easy to make an actual light-up indicator, I think.
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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2008, 08:36:51 pm »
Now make another one, only more SteamPunk!
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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2008, 09:12:59 pm »
That is truly beautiful....ladies of a delicate disposition, look away as I weep openly through lack of ownership!!
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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2008, 10:47:04 pm »
Mmmm... bakelite deco ray gun (well, it looks like it would be made of bakelite if it were a real 1930s raygun) :)

Looks wonderful
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Re: Art Deco Ray Gun
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2008, 10:49:49 pm »
There was a cream coloured early thernoplastic, so Yes, HOORAY FOR BAKELITE!

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