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Author Topic: Torvald Faust's Valkyr Rifle [Steampunk gun WIP]  (Read 16873 times)
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« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2009, 10:43:04 pm »

Ooo, yes! I like it! I like it a lot! The colour of the stock is really lovely.

Ditto the Hon. Mr Keyes*, the nail polish is spiffy. Tongue Srsly. It's a reaaaally nice colour.

*Is that even an acceptable contraction?
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« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2009, 07:08:04 am »

Ditto the Hon. Mr Keyes*,

*Is that even an acceptable contraction?

You know, as it's my actual title, I really should know, but I'm honestly not sure - I think, however, not. The Hon. part of it is attached to the first name, I believe.
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« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2009, 07:24:51 am »

Ditto the Hon. Mr Keyes*,

*Is that even an acceptable contraction?

You know, as it's my actual title, I really should know, but I'm honestly not sure - I think, however, not. The Hon. part of it is attached to the first name, I believe.

I believe "The Hon. Mr Keyes" is correct. It is my understanding that the first name is used for knighthood or above, such as "Sir Archibald," "Lord Archibald" and so on. The adjective "Honorable" attaches to whatever form of name you would otherwise use, as in "The Hon. Mr Keyes" or "The Hon. Sir Archibald."

(Of course, I am not a herald by either trade or training, and so I might be wrong, but I'm fairly sure I'm not.)
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« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2009, 07:37:56 am »

Ditto the Hon. Mr Keyes*,

*Is that even an acceptable contraction?

You know, as it's my actual title, I really should know, but I'm honestly not sure - I think, however, not. The Hon. part of it is attached to the first name, I believe.

I believe "The Hon. Mr Keyes" is correct. It is my understanding that the first name is used for knighthood or above, such as "Sir Archibald," "Lord Archibald" and so on. The adjective "Honorable" attaches to whatever form of name you would otherwise use, as in "The Hon. Mr Keyes" or "The Hon. Sir Archibald."

(Of course, I am not a herald by either trade or training, and so I might be wrong, but I'm fairly sure I'm not.)

Ah, I think you're wrong there - my father, as the son of a lord, was known throughout his life as 'The Honourable' etcetera, but upon the death of my grandfather (God rest his soul and stuff) my dad inherited the title, and *I* became honourable. Thus, it appears to me that calling yourself 'The Hon.' when your title is infact 'Lord -' seems to defeat the point a little.
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« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2009, 08:04:00 am »

You're "The Honorable" because you're the heir to the Lordhip? I've no knowledge of that particular protocol, but you should have access to a trained Herald to advise you of the correct usage.

Over here, "Honorable" indicates an appointed office rather than an inheritable one. For example, Government Ministers are "Honorable," the Prime Minister is "Right Honorable," the Governor General is "Her Excellency the Right Honorable," Bishops are "Honorable" or "Right Honorable" and so forth, so it is on that which I based my opinion.

If you do consult a Herald, I look forward to hearing his advice, but if we pursue this discussion perhaps we should adjourn to another thread.
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« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2009, 08:28:26 am »

Nice nail polish

'Tis Smiley Looked real good with her dress, too Smiley

nice gun

Thank you Smiley With the details I plan to add, it will be even better Wink

and I'd like to point out that your inventive little assemblages of letters are not 'anagrams' but 'acronyms'. Easy mistake to make. Wink

True that Wink Thanks for the pointer Smiley

Ooo, yes! I like it! I like it a lot! The colour of the stock is really lovely.

Thanks, yes-yes Smiley The stock color...Happy coincidence, more or less. It is nothing like on the tin, but I happen to like it Wink

If you do consult a Herald, I look forward to hearing his advice, but if we pursue this discussion perhaps we should adjourn to another thread.

Yes, please do Smiley It is not that I do not like such discussions, it is just that I would prefer them not being held here Wink
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« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2009, 04:25:36 pm »

Mr. Torvald_Faust,

I am excited by your work thus far, your rifle is going to be amazing. Keep up the good work sir. Your rifle stock is wonderful as is the idea and construction you are executing. Every time I see your original design I think of a "Tau" Pulse rifle from Warhammer, which I love very much.

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« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2009, 04:35:37 pm »

Thank you for the praise, mister Griffin Smiley I am still quite happy with it and I, too, think it will be amazing Smiley

I, however, unfortunatly had a (minor) set back; the epoxy I used turned out to be no good. While carrying the rifle around on the newly attached belt, barrel and stock parted.

As we speak, new epoxy is setting, or atleast it should be, and I think this new 'stuff' will actually work Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2009, 04:42:54 pm »

Question... when dealing with wood and metal, why use glue? Screws and nails work wonders...
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« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2009, 04:48:09 pm »

Not when there is not enough space to use the latter two Smiley I did consider it, no worries Wink
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« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2009, 04:50:21 pm »

Not when there is not enough space to use the latter two Smiley I did consider it, no worries Wink

Instead of copper rings, could you make them more like straps and run a bolt through the stock?
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« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2009, 05:11:16 pm »

Torvald this is coming along nicely, looking forward to seeing progress on this =)
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« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2009, 05:24:11 pm »

Not when there is not enough space to use the latter two Smiley I did consider it, no worries Wink

Instead of copper rings, could you make them more like straps and run a bolt through the stock?

I could, but I will keep that as a back-up, as a bolt blocking the path of the (fictive) projectile...? Doesn't seem a good idea to me Wink

Torvald this is coming along nicely, looking forward to seeing progress on this =)

Thanks, Albrecht Smiley I look forward to progress, too - I am anxiously awaiting the epoxy Wink
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« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2009, 06:37:40 pm »

Not when there is not enough space to use the latter two Smiley I did consider it, no worries Wink

Instead of copper rings, could you make them more like straps and run a bolt through the stock?

I could, but I will keep that as a back-up, as a bolt blocking the path of the (fictive) projectile...? Doesn't seem a good idea to me Wink
Not a bolt through the brass "barrel" but only through the wooden stock below... only if the epoxy fails again...
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« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2009, 07:11:41 pm »

I am not quite sure I follow what you mean, then...
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« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2009, 07:49:04 pm »

Nice keep up the good work
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« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2009, 07:56:57 pm »

I am not quite sure I follow what you mean, then...

Very sloppy retouch in paint...
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« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2009, 09:22:32 pm »

Nice keep up the good work


Thank you Smiley And, will do Wink

I am not quite sure I follow what you mean, then...

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Ah, is that what you mean...Must admit I did not think of that one Embarrassed

I am not quite sure if I would be able to make such brackets with the tools I have, but, the idea certainly has merit Smiley
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« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2009, 11:34:56 pm »

I think I've mentioned it before, but I've never been sure what this gun is 'supposed' to be 'doing' - as in, the fiction behind why this thing would be a weapon, a gun.

But I think I've found it.

This gun introduces to the target's blood a big enough ammount of concentrated (crystalized) ectoplasm1 that the target dies of instant anaphylactic shock - an such an intense allergic reaction, that it's fatal. Why it always works? Ectoplasm, being the remnants of something that's dead, a ghost, is so strange, so alien to a living being's system, that no-one is immune - everyone is allergic to it.

Coincidently, it means it doesn't work on vehicles and the like, Constructs like Golems, and, of course, the Undead. Which naturally leads to me needing a second(ary) firearm Wink

What say you all?


1Surely you've heard of 'my' expertise in procuring it and working with it? Wink
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« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2009, 11:46:54 pm »

I think I've mentioned it before, but I've never been sure what this gun is 'supposed' to be 'doing' - as in, the fiction behind why this thing would be a weapon, a gun.

But I think I've found it.

This gun introduces to the target's blood a big enough ammount of concentrated (crystalized) ectoplasm1 that the target dies of instant anaphylactic shock - an such an intense allergic reaction, that it's fatal. Why it always works? Ectoplasm, being the remnants of something that's dead, a ghost, is so strange, so alien to a living being's system, that no-one is immune - everyone is allergic to it.

Coincidently, it means it doesn't work on vehicles and the like, Constructs like Golems, and, of course, the Undead. Which naturally leads to me needing a second(ary) firearm Wink

What say you all?


1Surely you've heard of 'my' expertise in procuring it and working with it? Wink


I say that ios a brilliant explanation! I look forward to further progress on this front!
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« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2009, 12:19:38 am »

Darnit, now I want to go and make my Tau into Steampunk Tau.

Your inspiration will cost me dearly! *shakes fist*
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« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2009, 02:39:38 am »

well if the epoxy fails again, you could possibly use the straps and add a spacer between the barrel and the wood. the spacer would be a short piece of round or square pipe bigger around than the width of the strap. the strap would overlap itself loosly and have two holes big enough in it to allow a screw to pass through to a square nut just inside the strap, along the bottom of the barrel. a screw hole would be drilled through the wood and a long screw would pass throught the hole, into the spacer and finish up going throught the strap and threading into the nut. tightening the screw would pull the excess strap down into the spacer, effectively tightening the strap and pinning the gun to the spacer and the spacer to the stock.

I think the gun would look a bit better with a bit of gap between the barrel and the wood, like it gets a bit hot and needs the air cooling.

an alternative would be counter bore the top of the hole in the stock so the extra strap would be drawn down into the wood and hidden. a bit of chiseling would square up the hole and let the strap drop in nicely.

I can draw up a picture if that sounds too confusing to visualize.
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« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2009, 06:32:16 am »

The straps are a great idea, being a staple of period guns.

I really was surprised to see the barrel simply smacked on top the stock.
How will you sight along the barrel?
is cutting off some of the top of the stock not an option you prefer?

you have some awesome swag there, and I know you can make an impressive piece.

have fun!
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« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2009, 09:18:31 am »

I say that ios a brilliant explanation! I look forward to further progress on this front!

Why, thank you Cheesy Rather fond of it myself Wink

By-the-by, what does 'ios' mean in this usage?

Darnit, now I want to go and make my Tau into Steampunk Tau.

Your inspiration will cost me dearly! *shakes fist*

Cheesy

You are quite welcome Wink

well if the epoxy fails again,
(...)
I can draw up a picture if that sounds too confusing to visualize.

Although luckily the epoxy has not failed on me and I expect it will not, your method may be of use in the future...Please, do draw up a picture Smiley

I really was surprised to see the barrel simply smacked on top the stock.

It is a custom made weapon - it is bound to contain some surprises Wink

How will you sight along the barrel?

I have no idea Smiley I am indeed planning some form of sights, but the 'how' and 'where' are yet to be decided Smiley

is cutting off some of the top of the stock not an option you prefer?

It is more an option that is no longer an option Wink Unless I literally break down work I have already done, which I am currently not willing to do Smiley

you have some awesome swag there, and I know you can make an impressive piece.

have fun!

Thank you Smiley


Oh, and I'll see about getting new photonic recordings this evening - to give an indication of it's current state Smiley
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« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2009, 03:29:02 pm »

ios is a mess up in my typing...lol.

Looking forward to the new renderings!
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