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Author Topic: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns Pt. II  (Read 204995 times)
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« Reply #1800 on: June 14, 2015, 08:54:14 am »

Why, thank you Meats - I found a couple more:

http://nrablog.com/post/2015/06/11/Two-guns-you-have-to-see-to-believe.aspx

http://www.nrablog.com/post/2015/06/12/The-NRA-National-Firearms-Museum-unveils-unique-new-exhibit.aspx

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« Reply #1801 on: June 15, 2015, 10:49:59 pm »



I get a "this page can't be displayed" message for both of these links- someone doesn't want us to see them?
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« Reply #1802 on: June 16, 2015, 04:52:47 am »



I get a "this page can't be displayed" message for both of these links- someone doesn't want us to see them?


I get a different message, but definitely not working.
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« Reply #1803 on: June 16, 2015, 07:01:37 am »

Forgive me, the principles seems to be shuffling their images. please try at this link:

http://imgur.com/a/R5Ty5/embed#0

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« Reply #1804 on: June 16, 2015, 01:12:41 pm »

Great. Thanks.
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« Reply #1805 on: June 17, 2015, 10:41:18 pm »

Permit me to present the Hawthorne 265:



All my own work, except for the stock which is beyond my meagre woodworking skills and which I purchased from a local weapons emporium.  The three canisters underneath contain compressed phlogiston.  Nasty stuff that is, I can tell you.

Here's a more detailed view from the top:



You may possibly recognise part of a vacuum cleaner hose and a coffee grinder.  One uses what one has to hand!

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« Reply #1806 on: June 17, 2015, 11:48:35 pm »

It is great, except the vacuum cleaner hose doesn't cut it for me.  All that wood and metal and then some plastic?
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« Reply #1807 on: June 18, 2015, 02:20:56 am »

I am with Maets. Perhaps go to a local hardware store and buy a large diameter spring and use that instead? Or Dremel lines into a piece of pipe?
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« Reply #1808 on: June 18, 2015, 02:28:22 am »

If I claimed it was actually platinum?

Gentlemen, I am shamed.  Back to the lab ...
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« Reply #1809 on: June 18, 2015, 02:34:47 am »

If I claimed it was actually platinum?

Gentlemen, I am shamed.  Back to the lab ...

My friend! Do not be ashamed, for the rest is a masterpiece, and even DaVinci and Picasso had to make small changes!
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« Reply #1810 on: June 18, 2015, 02:47:36 am »

No shame at all.  Constructive advice from a few of your friends at Brass Goggles.
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« Reply #1811 on: June 18, 2015, 06:47:34 am »

Indeed. Which is accepted in the spirit in which it was given.
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« Reply #1812 on: June 18, 2015, 08:41:17 am »

That's a great looking contraption of phlogiston projection  Wink

But I am with Maets and Steampunk Away about the plastic hose.
Maybe if you fill the grooves with a massive copper or brass wire of appropriate thickness?
That would make for an interesting contrast and you can declare the remaining visible plastic as necessary insulation.
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« Reply #1813 on: June 18, 2015, 09:52:00 am »

If I claimed it was actually platinum?

Gentlemen, I am shamed.  Back to the lab ...

My friend! Do not be ashamed, for the rest is a masterpiece, and even DaVinci and Picasso had to make small changes!

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« Reply #1814 on: June 18, 2015, 11:07:40 am »

Perhaps a coating of good metalizer paint could fix the problem of the vacumn hose?
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« Reply #1815 on: June 18, 2015, 02:09:59 pm »

I would vote against painting the plastic.  Replace it with steel exhaust hose or copper pipe or part of a brass vase from goodwill.
Actually, the brass vase would be cheap and easy to find.  I see lots of them at goodwill and similar places.  Use the vacuum tube as a template and cut the vase to fit.
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« Reply #1816 on: June 18, 2015, 10:19:51 pm »

I like Dr. Tinkerton's idea of brass or copper bands in the grooves of the hose. Then, give the ridges on the hose a dusting with fine sandpaper to break the shine and give it a bit of texture, and say that it's a ceramic insulator of some sort. You will need to close off the end of the hose somehow.

Does anyone know if there's some sort of ceramic-textured paint that sticks to plastic?
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« Reply #1817 on: June 18, 2015, 10:42:52 pm »

There is plastic primer.  Once primed you supposedly can use regular paint.

I still say go with metal.
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« Reply #1818 on: June 19, 2015, 04:53:10 am »

Thank you all for your thoughts.  I shall attack my stash pile over the weekend - there may already be a suitable brass vase therein.  Or something else (he says, having just remembered the badly-corroded bit of a lamp he acquired a while ago ...).

I shall report further on this matter.  Praeniteo!
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« Reply #1819 on: June 21, 2015, 01:19:02 am »

Aha!  A new find:



I may have some issues attaching this in place of the offending hose, but I think ee can agree it should look spectacular.
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« Reply #1820 on: June 21, 2015, 12:57:58 pm »

Definite potential.
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« Reply #1821 on: July 04, 2015, 01:55:24 am »

Hello all, pretty new around these parts, still getting on into this whole crafting / custom paint jobbing business, not to mention steampunk! Love the aesthetics. Figured I should contribute something to the forum whilst I'm here, so ill start with me guns!

This is actually my first ever attempt at painting up a gun, decided to go for the lanard rotator cause it's just so badass and chunky. Its not the best ever paint job, i know but I'm quite proud of how it turned out, despite the fact it no longer works. Apparently i suck at putting things back together. The handle still needs to be painted.

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Here's another of my attempts, i really don't like this one, i think the all copper wth a dab of gold / brass was too much. Like the rotator, this was last years work ands its handle needs to be painted also.

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And here we have one of two water pistols i got for ¬£1 at the local Poundstretcher up the road. I'll probably end up taking this guy apart in the future to reuse the parts, reason being that trying to pry this little bugger apart caused some cracks and holes which are somewhat noticeable, I really just wanted to see how it would look painted up with random bits stuck too it!  The before pic is the unfortunately broken brother of the customised one.

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« Reply #1822 on: July 04, 2015, 01:58:03 am »

Put it in the IMG tags and it appears here on BG.  Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #1823 on: July 04, 2015, 02:03:35 am »

I know  Cheesy
Was hoping to get this all edited before anyone saw it. I'm writing via my phone because my laptop keyboard is being temperamental and certain letters are refusing to work, them updating the pictures on my laptop.
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« Reply #1824 on: July 04, 2015, 02:44:35 am »

Never mind.
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