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Mark 4 aether oscillator ray gun build.
« on: February 05, 2017, 05:58:12 am »
I had meant to test an idea on putting glitter and mineral oil in a tube and it kind of got out of hand and then I had a new ray gun.
This is a translucent large flake Mylar glitter with some smaller bits suspended in mineral oil.  The ends of the tubes are sealed with a slice off a hot glue stick that is heated up until it melts a bit. So far there are no leaks and they are very pretty.


Then i took an old plastic pirate gun and took the non functioning eletronics out and replaced them with a simple battery powered led light strand.  It took a little bit of cutting down the battery box and rewiring the switch but it turned out well.  The switch is hidden behind the hammer and you can barely see it. The tubes just press fit in the end and so does the metal ribbon ring I painted to match the rest of the gun. Not a bad little weekend build.
Light off


And light on


And a fun one of it in use.
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Re: Mark 4 aether oscillator ray gun build.
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 06:51:07 am »
The Mylar gives a pretty special effect. Almost looks like Mother of Pearl cartridges...

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Re: Mark 4 aether oscillator ray gun build.
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 11:54:03 am »
That works so well - what a great idea! It lights up beautifully; thank you for sharing the technique.

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Re: Mark 4 aether oscillator ray gun build.
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 07:44:37 pm »
Pretty and it goes with the outfit.

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Re: Mark 4 aether oscillator ray gun build.
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 09:53:43 pm »
Thanks for the complements.  The mylar glitter is more messy than I thought but as long as you put it in slowly and fill the vials in stages you get really neat results.  I have another gun body like this one I made into a ray gun years ago and it now looking worse for wear.  I may upgrade it too if I have the time.

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Re: Mark 4 aether oscillator ray gun build.
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2017, 08:54:57 pm »
very cool looking. Left trying to think if there is another way to seal the tube and yet light through still. Just as a precaution in case leaks did form though seems a heated glue stick piece should not. Perhaps just some two part plumbers epoxy around the edge where the glue ends.

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Re: Mark 4 aether oscillator ray gun build.
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 03:25:30 pm »
I may try epoxy next time if I can be sure it won't warp the plastic of the tubes.

This is my poor worn first ray gun. The paint is mangled and the once clear cast has gone yellow but I can fix it.

All we need are the right tools.


First it got a full repaint with sealer to help it last.  Then I replaced the missing hammer with a gem and added a crystal to the back port to fill the hole an old light rig had left.


And of course I added a new light rig

And now I have a perfect pair

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Re: Mark 4 aether oscillator ray gun build.
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 03:00:03 am »
OOOOOooohhhh pretty shiny!

could we impose upon you for some photos in a darkened room?

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Re: Mark 4 aether oscillator ray gun build.
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 08:19:03 pm »
I think I can do that this evening.

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Re: Mark 4 aether oscillator ray gun build.
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 03:02:38 am »
Lovely- I appreciate how colorful your design is!

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Re: Mark 4 aether oscillator ray gun build.
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 12:53:54 pm »
I have literally just found this thread - and they are gorgeous!
You have to tread a fine line between avant-garde surrealism and getting yourself sectioned...

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Re: Mark 4 aether oscillator ray gun build.
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2018, 04:28:05 am »
Stunning, elegant and very graceful - perfectly Steampunk.