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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #175 on: August 25, 2011, 01:01:49 pm »
I'm a technical theatre student and I'm taking a props class this semester. My professor really likes steampunk and I just found out our final in that class is to make a space ray gun XD We'll also be making a gargoyle out of foam, learning how to wire LEDs to give him glowing eyes, and making a period box (hopefully to house the gun)

We get extra points if it shoots a projectile! I assume this will be all hand made, I don't think we'll be able to modify a gun, but I don't know yet. It's so exciting! I took a 'trash class' a year ago where we could only use found objects or things bought at a secondhand store and thats when I made my first pair of goggles. I am going to love this class!



You get to make a space ray gun for class???

I need to go back and start school all over again - I obviously went to the wrong school.

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #176 on: August 25, 2011, 01:04:38 pm »

I finished my modified Righteous Bison for the Weta Workshop RPF competition.









Photo's submitted to RPF today.


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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #177 on: August 25, 2011, 01:33:42 pm »
Confession time....I broke down and purchased a long lever Martini Henry...it should be here by Friday, so long as the Hurricane or UPS does not slow it down.  Ended up getting a purely British version instead of the Ghurkah models I was looking at before.  Bayonet is included. 

Confession?
Perhaps that should be:
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Hello everybody, my name is Fairley, [pauses for replies]... and I'm a Martini addict...  ;D

The UK ones are usually more trustworthy than the Ghurka or KhyberPass homemade copies, especially if you plan to shoot it, and I can never resist shooting any that I acquire, so I do try to restrain myself... most of the time.
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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #178 on: August 25, 2011, 01:49:09 pm »

I finished my modified Righteous Bison for the Weta Workshop RPF competition.

Waa! That's completely awesome!
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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #179 on: August 25, 2011, 05:18:45 pm »
Confession time....I broke down and purchased a long lever Martini Henry...it should be here by Friday, so long as the Hurricane or UPS does not slow it down.  Ended up getting a purely British version instead of the Ghurkah models I was looking at before.  Bayonet is included. 

Confession?
Perhaps that should be:
 [raises hand]
Hello everybody, my name is Fairley, [pauses for replies]... and I'm a Martini addict...  ;D

The UK ones are usually more trustworthy than the Ghurka or KhyberPass homemade copies, especially if you plan to shoot it, and I can never resist shooting any that I acquire, so I do try to restrain myself... most of the time.

Oh I do.   ;D  That is what my thought was on the 2 Ghurka models that needed work I was originally getting.  I have friends with the equipment that we can make the rounds. 
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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #180 on: August 25, 2011, 10:21:46 pm »

I finished my modified Righteous Bison for the Weta Workshop RPF competition.

Waa! That's completely awesome!

Thank you my dear, you should see some of the other entries.

I expect they will be on the weta workshop website soon enough.

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #181 on: August 26, 2011, 07:25:24 am »
Maduncle,
I see your still up to your stunning work. The gun looks fantastic!

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #182 on: August 26, 2011, 03:29:41 pm »

I finished my modified Righteous Bison for the Weta Workshop RPF competition.









Photo's submitted to RPF today.



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« Reply #183 on: August 28, 2011, 03:43:25 pm »
Good day, everyone.

Since I have browsed this forum and specifically this topic for inspiration, I will make my first post here.

I have decided to dip my toe in the steampunk realm along with a friend, and we will be attending DragonCon next weekend.

Here are a few photos of my build-up of a Nerf knockoff "Air Zone" brand gun.

Here's the unpainted beast.

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First, used my Dremel tool to get rid of some of the garish molded bits.

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Then I added some bits from the hardware store.

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I used some Rustoleum brand primer and "hammered bronze" paint. I masked off the areas I planned to paint in the brass color.

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Then I added the special effects. I took inspiration from some of you lovely folk and added some mini plasma spheres from Edmund Scientific. At this stage, things still looked a bit bland. You can also see where I have used hinges to mount the plasma spheres. I used this method because I liked them set at an angle, but it also makes it easy to flip them up for access to the batteries. I didn't feel confident enough to try to rewire them to relocate the batteries. My fear was that I might attempt rewiring and end up with non-functional plasma spheres.

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I added some details, using some clock hands from the craft store, and some fake leather for the grips and stock, with a few brass brads here and there. I also have copper tubing on each side of the gun, leading to the "coils" at the front.

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And there she is. I am considering picking out a few of the molded details with brass paint, but I don't want to overdo it. Suggestions are welcome.

(I have seen people using the spoiler tag, which I presume is out of consideration for people with low bandwidth caps. I have followed suit, since my post is image-heavy.)

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #184 on: August 28, 2011, 04:04:55 pm »
Steampunk Men in Black!! WIN!!




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« Reply #185 on: August 28, 2011, 05:27:59 pm »
Good day, everyone.

Since I have browsed this forum and specifically this topic for inspiration, I will make my first post here.

I have decided to dip my toe in the steampunk realm along with a friend, and we will be attending DragonCon next weekend.

Here are a few photos of my build-up of a Nerf knockoff "Air Zone" brand gun.

Here's the unpainted beast.

:



First, used my Dremel tool to get rid of some of the garish molded bits.

:



Then I added some bits from the hardware store.

:



I used some Rustoleum brand primer and "hammered bronze" paint. I masked off the areas I planned to paint in the brass color.

:



Then I added the special effects. I took inspiration from some of you lovely folk and added some mini plasma spheres from Edmund Scientific. At this stage, things still looked a bit bland. You can also see where I have used hinges to mount the plasma spheres. I used this method because I liked them set at an angle, but it also makes it easy to flip them up for access to the batteries. I didn't feel confident enough to try to rewire them to relocate the batteries. My fear was that I might attempt rewiring and end up with non-functional plasma spheres.

:



I added some details, using some clock hands from the craft store, and some fake leather for the grips and stock, with a few brass brads here and there. I also have copper tubing on each side of the gun, leading to the "coils" at the front.

:


:


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And there she is. I am considering picking out a few of the molded details with brass paint, but I don't want to overdo it. Suggestions are welcome.

(I have seen people using the spoiler tag, which I presume is out of consideration for people with low bandwidth caps. I have followed suit, since my post is image-heavy.)

One word:  Awesome. 

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #186 on: August 28, 2011, 05:56:26 pm »
That's really nice Fleebnork :)
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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #187 on: August 28, 2011, 06:28:56 pm »
Thanks, everyone!

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« Reply #188 on: August 28, 2011, 07:00:02 pm »
Then I added the special effects. I took inspiration from some of you lovely folk and added some mini plasma spheres from Edmund Scientific. At this stage, things still looked a bit bland. You can also see where I have used hinges to mount the plasma spheres. I used this method because I liked them set at an angle, but it also makes it easy to flip them up for access to the batteries. I didn't feel confident enough to try to rewire them to relocate the batteries. My fear was that I might attempt rewiring and end up with non-functional plasma spheres.

Firstly, let me add to the praise for this build - excellent work

Secondly, to address your concerns about the batteries - I've seen someone else make a fake battery that fit into the battery space, but was just a set of wires that led out to the real batteries - this allowed them to use the item as a battery-powered device without the hassle of having to reach the compartment every time.

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #189 on: August 29, 2011, 10:46:35 pm »
Thanks for the tip, I shall try that in the future.  ;D

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #190 on: August 30, 2011, 04:50:15 am »
Maduncle - gasp! I LOVE the Buck Rogers flavored weapons.


Fleebnork - wow! That's 'dipping a TOE??' wow.
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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #191 on: August 30, 2011, 11:45:35 am »
Thanks, Barb. This will be my first steampunk costume, but not my first costume.  ;)

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #192 on: August 30, 2011, 03:16:05 pm »
Hello, my name is Danny Oakes and I am a history addict. 



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And I like Martini's too....
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I don't care for the language, I don't care for what my ancestors went through, but I do have to give you Brits credit for something: 
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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #193 on: August 30, 2011, 06:58:59 pm »
My ex had an Enfield sniper
engraved with the "W"
(house of Windsor - was to be used at the palace)
and was an UNUSED
sniper weapon from WWII.

After having the scope restored,
(it'd molded inside on the lenses of the piece)

It would put a bullet through a tomato paste can
from the length of the shooting range
(however long that was I don't know)
*without a tripod*
and only kicked like a .223-
not much more than a plain old carbine.

Heavy, but a pleasant weapon.

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #194 on: August 31, 2011, 12:02:19 am »
Thanks, Barb. This will be my first steampunk costume, but not my first costume.  ;)

Dear Fleebnork, please allow me to add my congratulations on your gun build, you have done a superb job there.

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #195 on: August 31, 2011, 12:19:23 am »
Thank you, indeed! :D

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #196 on: August 31, 2011, 09:52:11 am »
Thanks, Barb. This will be my first steampunk costume, but not my first costume.  ;)

Dear Fleebnork, please allow me to add my congratulations on your gun build, you have done a superb job there.

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Adding my praise and congratulations, Fleebnork- plasma balls just add a touch of Mad Science to everything, don't they?

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #197 on: August 31, 2011, 01:18:33 pm »
excellent deffinately a WIN
what kind of plasma balls are they and what size of battery runs them ?
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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #198 on: August 31, 2011, 01:29:48 pm »
Thanks!

There is a link to the website where I bought the plasma spheres in my original post. Each one takes 4 AA batteries.

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Re: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II
« Reply #199 on: September 01, 2011, 11:10:10 am »
For all the Nerf nuts...

I was walking past a hobby store this week and noticed that they were selling the new Vortex guns  :o - (I'm sure they're not meant to be released for another week or so.  I couldn't resist and must say I'm mighty impressed with the little single shot blaster I purchased.  



Awesome range compared to the darts and plenty of steamy potential!  Pix to come soon...  ;)