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Author Topic: A Gentleman's Hunting Piece: The THUNDERBUSS- Finished Pictures Page10/13  (Read 44871 times)
Herr Döktor
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« on: December 03, 2008, 12:32:03 am »

Had a round-up of parts in my workshop, and after a trip to a craft shop some 200 miles away (don't ask) and the purchase of a selection of lamp rings, I came up with the germ of an idea, which was further distilled by the acquisition of an antique rook rifle stock; thus was born the Gentleman's Sonic Hunting Piece, or THUNDERBUSS:




Alas, still in its most basic form, it still requires metal fittings and fixtures, thermionic valves, copper tubing, control levers, and a trigger.

Incidentally, some of the bits'n'bobs in it include a plastic disposable champagne flute, five bases from said champagne flutes, a chromed plastic salt cellar, a discarded ring from my Steamball project, the plastic reel from a used roll of Sellotape, two plastic vase 'things', part of the siren from a dead smoke alarm, castings of the Steamball spigot and several lengths of grey ABS tube, all threaded onto an length of 6mm allthread.

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PS: I *might* have been a little inspired by Professor Grordborts 'Unnatural Selector'...
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 12:34:57 am »

Please pardon the following outburst.

*picks jaw up of the floor*

HOLY <beep><beepity><beep> ON A <beep>!!!!!!!

That's awesome ALREADY, even without paint!

*kowtows at the feet of a true model making master*
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 12:39:27 am »

Of course, it won't be finished until I get some nice brass levers for it...

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 12:41:38 am »

That's a mighty snazzy gun you have there Doktor, but wouldn't you know it: I just had the same idea for naming my cannon the other day. You beat me to it, I s'pose, you lucky rat. Cheesy

Still, it's a smashing gun, old chap.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008, 12:42:16 am »

That's looking promising.

Of course, I mostly got distracted by trying to work out which bits on the gun corresponded to the bits you listed. But having got over that distraction, it is definitely looking promising Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 12:45:46 am »

That's a mighty snazzy gun you have there Doktor, but wouldn't you know it: I just had the same idea for naming my cannon the other day. You beat me to it, I s'pose, you lucky rat. Cheesy

Still, it's a smashing gun, old chap.

Oh, I suppose it's more a generic term: Herr Döktor's Thunderbuss, the Raethorne Thunderbuss, that sort of thing...

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008, 02:43:21 am »

Ah, right right. Of course.

....However, my cannon has such heft that 'thunder' may be a bit of a weak moniker. Hmm. An earthquake may be more accurate, but it just doesn't have the same zing as the "Thunderbuss".
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008, 03:00:55 am »

well, it's official. i'm truly jealous. what a gem of a weapon...
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2008, 03:01:43 am »

*steals ideas for own raygun rifle currently in production* Damn! You got there first!
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2008, 03:11:48 am »

Truly amzing.

...Is that a Dalek wedged between the cooling fins and the muzzle bell?
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 06:31:02 am »

A marvelous looking piece, Herr Doktor. I am positively itching to see the finished product! (As well as lots of WIP photos).

Pray tell, what game does one hunt with a Thunderbuss? Or is it used solely for personal defense?

...Is that a Dalek wedged between the cooling fins and the muzzle bell?
...or are you just happy to see me?

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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2008, 06:36:10 am »

Just awesome, even without paint, or being finished. Wouldn't happen to have pictures of progress along the way of building it would you?
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008, 07:50:35 am »

Very awesome!  Seems like a number of us are working on our own rifles and such, myself included.  May I ask what did you use for the trigger guard?
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2008, 09:18:24 am »

You 'might' have been inspired by 'it'? Well, herr Döktor, I dare to doubt that Wink

Either way, as others have said, it is already quite impressive Smiley

Also, where did you aquire a rifle stock? It does not seem like an item one would find in the Ether Bay...More complete items is what I mostly see there Wink
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2008, 09:28:17 am »

Beautiful work as usual, sir!

It sounds as though a number of other folks on here are also working on rifle-type props.  I'm in the planning stages of one myself (though not a raygun-rifle) and this is fantastic motivation for me to get started on that project.

Can't wait to see your progress on this!
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« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2008, 09:39:17 am »

That is beautiful, the highest praise I can give it is that it looks real... which I realise now that you've made it, it is.  However it looks real as if it had always been.

Right, I'm not sure I understand myself now.

 Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2008, 10:04:27 am »

When you said champaign flute I had a vision of a victorian beverage holder folding out of the stock.

Lovely work as always sir.    Just the thing for those Martian Mammoths.
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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2008, 11:29:40 am »

Blimey Herr Döktor, you could almost do this for a living Wink

The Eye is strong in this one! Lovely assemblage, can't wait to see progress!
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2008, 02:08:47 pm »

Incredible,
i want one,

got bored and threw this together, hope you dont mind.
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2008, 02:17:27 pm »

Excellence again and again Doktor, extremely well done.  It would look great on the mantle of my fireplace! markf
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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2008, 02:53:01 pm »

Incredible,
i want one,
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got bored and threw this together, hope you dont mind.


Nice poster Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2008, 08:40:39 pm »

Thank you all for your interest! Smiley

...Is that a Dalek wedged between the cooling fins and the muzzle bell?

No Dalek, but you've given me a fantastic idea for a hunting trophy...

Very awesome!  Seems like a number of us are working on our own rifles and such, myself included.  May I ask what did you use for the trigger guard?

We need to go on Safari! Next stop, Venus! As to the trigger guard, it came with the stock- good old Ebay!

Also, where did you aquire a rifle stock? It does not seem like an item one would find in the Ether Bay...More complete items is what I mostly see there Wink

It seems I was very lucky indeed- mine was the only bid...

When you said champaign flute I had a vision of a victorian beverage holder folding out of the stock.

Lovely work as always sir.    Just the thing for those Martian Mammoths.

A hunting rifle with a cup holder, sorry, glass holder..? There's a thought! And if it be Martian Mammoth, would that make it a Tundrabuss..? Smiley

Incredible,
i want one,
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got bored and threw this together, hope you dont mind.

You'll have to 'throw things together' more often!  I am both flattered and impressed! Cheesy

More pictures and so forth as and when!

Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2008, 09:07:07 pm »

Wonderfully creative Herr Doctor, but you must remember the eventual repercussions of attempting to snag a Dalek as a hunting trophy....   Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2008, 09:25:50 pm »

For the glory of steampunk, you MUST take a picture of youurself posing with the thunderbuss while wearing your space helmet  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2008, 09:31:41 pm »

For the glory of steampunk, you MUST take a picture of youurself posing with the thunderbuss while wearing your space helmet  Grin

I hereby second this motion, with the coda that the good Herr Doktor must also be wearing his pith helmet, and if possible, suitable "on safari" style clothes.
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