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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #100 on: July 20, 2011, 04:42:09 am »
Alas, there are no fluids in my rayguns. There was an experiment involving the BBBB raygun and fluids, but it kept leaving, um sticky messes everywhere. Ahem. The tubes are made of hand-cast resin with green LED's in them. There is a full spec of each gun describing all the materials used if you click on the individual pictures on the 'rayguns' heading on the website, check it out;

www.rubbertoerayguns.com
 

Thanks for the link! Very good stuff! Always nice to get a little insight into what's going on, especially for those of us who are new to crazy things like soldering and resistors and such.  ;)
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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #101 on: July 20, 2011, 06:07:44 am »
I made some progress on my nerf lewis gun. about halfway there.



its going to need a bracket to hold it together at the drum, the extra weight at the front is murder on the hinge.

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #102 on: July 20, 2011, 06:43:23 am »
This in my new set of miniature rayguns from brass, copper and silver.



You get the real scale from this picture:


More info from that original thread.. http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,30530.0.html

Great idea and nicely done. The only word I can think of to describe them is "cute" - which feels somehow wrong for a raygun!

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #103 on: July 20, 2011, 06:57:42 am »



Nice work Professor Rubbertoe. I really do like the use of LEDs with coloured resin (its got me thinking for future projects ...). In addition to the guns, the set of ion equipment on your website is particularly nice.


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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #105 on: July 21, 2011, 09:02:11 am »

What can I say, I like my antiques:  Belgian 1889 Mauser...some genius in the fairly distant past had already converted it over to being a hunting rifle.  
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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #106 on: July 22, 2011, 12:30:21 am »
I was browsing through the first edition of this thread...

...ok.
I wasn't exactly browsing
as much as I was studying
the first edition of this thread.

Herr Doktor,
could you at some time
post a link to other works?
That '57 chevy - looking ray gun of yours
stole my heart
and fired my imagination!

I can't remember your name for it,
and now cannot find the link to the page
but I loved it the moment I saw it.
Perhaps I'm the only one here who hasn't seen
your creations?
I'd love to view more, at your convenience.
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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #107 on: July 22, 2011, 06:02:01 am »
Hey all, I'd like to introduce "The Goldfinch" She's a raygun (OOAK) built from brass and wood lamp parts as well as the rewired internal workings of a cheap LED raygun toy. She's a bit quiet due to the casing blocking a lot of the sound from the speaker but all in all I'm quite proud of her. Finished a couple months back I'm just now getting to posting her (due to sheer laziness).

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #108 on: July 22, 2011, 07:35:38 am »
I was browsing through the first edition of this thread...

...ok.
I wasn't exactly browsing
as much as I was studying
the first edition of this thread.

Herr Doktor,
could you at some time
post a link to other works?
That '57 chevy - looking ray gun of yours
stole my heart
and fired my imagination!

I can't remember your name for it,
and now cannot find the link to the page
but I loved it the moment I saw it.
Perhaps I'm the only one here who hasn't seen
your creations?
I'd love to view more, at your convenience.

This one?



More here: http://mmg.photobucket.com/albums/the_DOCTOR/SV%20gun/?pbauth=1_uLEBonVPfaLdh1h3YMYz2QtwWHOTuosIFx728y9QW9BOBYFDlNs1mUoJ%2FSS9d5EsDgQi8cK%2Fxl72A%2FrbtnqybiwQJmvKDu007oztP4PzTtwV7HweaBmnr6%2FJQVFl8JNVNb6G05t%2F9Uc2bXPFl%2F8e6eHIspj9UmiDyT90KvInKmg%3D if the link works from mobile...
 
It was so nearly an actual 'product' too...

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« Reply #109 on: July 22, 2011, 10:31:17 am »
Well there's a couple of stunning guns (pun intended).

H.D. - when did you knock the Flashy Gordonish gun up? I don't recall seeing that little finned Eames inspired beauty before. Very 'Westinghouse' in style.

And Superbill22, well done sir! That is a true genius gun, made in my all time favourite found brass and wood style - love it!

As for my contribution - well I am knee deep in modifying a Weta Workshop Righteous Bison for the RPF competition. I have decided to do internal additions - as opposed to external additions, so I am adding an engine under the hood.





I need to have this all finished and photographed by August 30, and with an imminent departure for Kenya and some weeks work in a distant refugee camp looming over me - I probably need to finish it this weekend!
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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #110 on: July 22, 2011, 11:18:20 am »
The art deco raygun was made, ooh, five years ago, for a figure and collectible range called 'Space Vixens', but it didn't go any further then one statue and some prototypes.

:(

Nice work on the Bison, no idea what I'll do with mine, or when I'll find the time to do it!

Bloody deadlines!

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #111 on: July 22, 2011, 12:37:58 pm »
Just a cautionary note to nerfers (not a Star Wars reference) - don't do drive by shootings with your nerf assault rifle, at least not at construction workers in Quincy, Massachusetts.  markf

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #112 on: July 22, 2011, 01:55:32 pm »
Markf - that's terrible!
Irresponsible weapons behavior is a particular peeve of mine.

Herr Doktor -
I happen to LOVE the line in that piece.

I'll have you know I spent well over two HOURS
searching for that photo yesterday
(yes, a bit obsessive but alas it is my burden)

However, having had my share of projects
that didn't make their fruition;
I'll not dwell on it.

My compliments on your work, and my thanks for the link.




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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #113 on: July 22, 2011, 07:22:28 pm »
I finally finished my first raygun.

Presenting the Arioch Industries V500 'Vulcan' :




and a WIP shot of the original £1 water pistol before final detailing and painting:

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #114 on: July 22, 2011, 09:26:02 pm »
Hi everyone. I'm working on a gun right now, although truth be told it's not have as quality as some of the things I've seen on here.

The gun was originally given to me as a gift by someone I no longer associate with, having already been spray painted bronze and cog pieces glued on. There was this stupid looking rope tied around it as well, so I tore that off.

I painted on the gold and silver as well as antiqued it with bits of black and brown.

It's not much, and not an inch as amazing as most of the stuff here, but it's my first go.

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I feel like it's not finished, though.

Would someone with more experience suggest to me what I could add on to make it steamier, and feel as though I've actually done something?

Thanks. :)
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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #115 on: July 22, 2011, 09:50:21 pm »
And Superbill22, well done sir! That is a true genius gun, made in my all time favourite found brass and wood style - love it!

Thank you so much, what an incredible compliment!

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #116 on: July 22, 2011, 09:58:10 pm »
Holy Snappin' expletives, Engineer! That's one helluva fantastic paintjob :o :o Sooo cleanly done.
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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #117 on: July 22, 2011, 10:01:36 pm »
suggest to me what I could add on to make it steamier, and feel as though I've actually done something?

It's looking pretty fantastic to me thus far, you should be quite proud of it. I don't know that it needs to look much "steamier" though I can offer my humble suggestions; if it were my gun, and this is just personal preference, I might doctor up the larger gear on the side a bit as it seems somewhat plain. Otherwise, I wouldn't do much. You may consider adding the smallest bit of matte turquoise colored paint in seams and things to give it an oxidized copper look as it appears to be a copper color and seems to look a bit antiqued in the color scheme.

As I said. It's looking quite good, and could be considered finished if you feel like it is.

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #118 on: July 22, 2011, 10:50:53 pm »
Hi, Puck -

Might I suggest something in that large gear thingy?
Like ... a pressure gauge or something?
That's quite steamy.

And a dabbing with some darker color paint
(or continuing with the copper color
on the hose part of the gun?
I'm thinking it'd match up the continuity of the piece.

You also might consider
wrapping part of the barrel
with copper wire or (if you can) tubing.

Just playing around with shapes, mind you.

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #119 on: July 22, 2011, 10:59:38 pm »
PS-

MadUncle - I love yours so far!

Engineer - lovely job!

Now I'm really sketching on mine....

I've got an idea along the lines of one I found on YouTube....

Deep 6 Vaporator

well, it's an idea for a combination type piece


INSPIRED BY this,
and by the Good Doktor's lovely work.





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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #120 on: July 22, 2011, 11:20:04 pm »
So...I'm not the kind of person that builds stuff. Or knows how to build stuff. Or knows the names of the tools people use to build stuff.

I figured I might try modding a Nerf Maverick, since I'm a sucker for the overdone. My parents are on vacation and I agreed to house-sit while they're away (yay free rent), and that gave me access to dad's garage, which contains more materials and tools then I will ever know what to do with in my whole life. So I wandered in and started making friends with whatever I could find within...

I did have a starting point though. I work for the city water department and we're scrapping lots of Neptune water meters...the register heads are full of steampunk candy, and using just one of them gave me all the gears you can see, plus all the wrapped wire "plugs" and the bracket which makes up the gear assembly in front of the trigger.

After hours of guess work, experimentation, and reworking parts, I came up with what you see below. I think it's not bad considering almost every part was created by a guy who started with absolutely no experience whatsoever painting or using tools. It's still got some issues...I learned a bit about what doesn't work when painting and gluing (especially in combination). I already bought my next one...I can't resist the urge to try to do a better job (and I've already relieved our meter room inventory of it's surplus registers).









(are the pictures too big? I can spoiler them if need be...)

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #121 on: July 23, 2011, 12:23:03 am »
suggest to me what I could add on to make it steamier, and feel as though I've actually done something?

It's looking pretty fantastic to me thus far, you should be quite proud of it. I don't know that it needs to look much "steamier" though I can offer my humble suggestions; if it were my gun, and this is just personal preference, I might doctor up the larger gear on the side a bit as it seems somewhat plain. Otherwise, I wouldn't do much. You may consider adding the smallest bit of matte turquoise colored paint in seams and things to give it an oxidized copper look as it appears to be a copper color and seems to look a bit antiqued in the color scheme.

As I said. It's looking quite good, and could be considered finished if you feel like it is.

Hi, Puck -

Might I suggest something in that large gear thingy?
Like ... a pressure gauge or something?
That's quite steamy.

And a dabbing with some darker color paint
(or continuing with the copper color
on the hose part of the gun?
I'm thinking it'd match up the continuity of the piece.

You also might consider
wrapping part of the barrel
with copper wire or (if you can) tubing.

Just playing around with shapes, mind you.
Thanks, everyone.

I agree that the larger gear is missing something, but I'm not sure what to put there. I agree with barb, that a pressure gauge would look great... if I can find one, that is.

And yes, I probably should make the hose look a bit more beaten. Didn't consider that... how nifty an extra set of eyes can be!

The turquoise sounds like it would look really cool, but I don't have any paintbrushes small enough not to smudge everything. :(

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #122 on: July 23, 2011, 03:05:11 pm »
C20710 -

Congratulations! Excellent and amazing first try.

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #123 on: July 24, 2011, 07:34:09 pm »
Not very big on words, here is my first Steamy/Ray Gun build attempt. I'm considering calling it a Pin Point Ionized Gas Projectorator or something to that effect, lol...first post FTW I suppose.

From this...



To this...





Questions and comments welcome.

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #124 on: July 24, 2011, 07:42:58 pm »
Nice use of the plasma ball there! Well done.
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