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Author Topic: A Collective Thread for All Them Guns  (Read 687754 times)
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« Reply #150 on: June 13, 2008, 09:35:46 pm »

Trial and error Smiley
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« Reply #151 on: June 13, 2008, 09:50:05 pm »

Bless you.
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« Reply #152 on: June 13, 2008, 10:06:54 pm »

Trial and error Smiley
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Hmm, yup, that is indeed something I miss in my tool shed Smiley Are you sure I cannot bribe you to make something for me, sir? Wink
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« Reply #153 on: June 13, 2008, 10:15:44 pm »

Quick question:
What would be the best way of making something spray painted gold less shiny?
I'm working on my steampunk armament, and I wanted a "made of brass look", but the spraypaint I used is too shiny.
Any suggestions?
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« Reply #154 on: June 13, 2008, 10:33:55 pm »

A black wash. Or brown.
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« Reply #155 on: June 13, 2008, 10:37:41 pm »

yup get some acrylic paint water it down and put it on like you would a stain. get a rag and rub it on then get a clean rag and rub off the excess. if its not dark enough get let the first coat dry and repeat. cover it with a clear sealant after. i've actually used shoe polish for this too. works ok on wood but ive not tried it on plastics before.
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« Reply #156 on: June 13, 2008, 10:43:00 pm »

I am just starting to get into Steampunk from a creative side, (I've always been fascinated with it as a genre, but have only recently become interested in actually MAKING things) so I don't have any kind of Steampunk gun to show off.

I did however come across this at an antique sale last weekend when adventuring in the forests of northern California. The locals appear to gather on the second Sunday of each month and block off entire streets for a whole day to put this sale on.

The proprietor even gave me a few tips on how to "get it working" again, but I don't think he realized that it already works. (it uses those little red paper pop-cap rolls.)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I still have no idea what I'm going to do to it, but I've got some ideas. Anyway it looks a little Steampunk in its current state of wear, so I thought it would be appropriate to post before I actually began work on it.


Steampunk 'Noisy Cricket' FTW!


Actually, I forgot to include anything nearby for size comparison, that gun is actually about the size of any ordinary handgun.

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But a noisy cricket DOES sound fun. Smiley


Ahh! It looked a lot smaller in the first picture. I guess it's the unusual design and somewhat 'odd' proportions of the gun. Smiley
I quite like it though. It's a vintage toy gun, right? Any idea how old it is?


Its called a "Super Nu-Matic", I believe they were first sold in 1949.
http://langsonmfgco.tripod.com/lmco_product_pictures.html

Also featured on that page is the Cody Colt, the same kind of gun fashioned to look like something out of the old west. The same person who sold me the Nu-Matic (antique sale I mentioned earlier) had one of those, too. But I was short on cash and thought the Nu-Matic left me with more options.
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« Reply #157 on: June 13, 2008, 11:47:05 pm »

Thank you Gazongola and ms_boo_dreadful, I shall follow your advice once I have finished painting on the other colors. And once that is done, I shall post pictures.
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« Reply #158 on: June 14, 2008, 12:16:37 am »

Cool.
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« Reply #159 on: June 14, 2008, 01:59:04 am »

fantastic i hope it works well for you, i just got my bubble gun today and i plan to start its deconstruction tomorrow Cheesy
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« Reply #160 on: June 14, 2008, 02:40:11 am »

Zthroo,  before you use a wash, you might want to try spraying the gun with a clear satin or flat finish.  You should be able to find it at most craft or paint stores.  I use Testors Flat Coat - it rocks.
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« Reply #161 on: June 14, 2008, 02:46:25 am »

Proud to add the STARHAMMER to the amazing work showcased on this thread.



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« Reply #162 on: June 14, 2008, 03:18:07 am »

Very nice piece, Uriah! The new paint job looks great.
Nice gloves, too.
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« Reply #163 on: June 14, 2008, 06:15:57 am »

Oh great. I have to post my work after that. Thanks so much Uriah.  Wink
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« Reply #164 on: June 14, 2008, 06:37:42 am »

Proud to add the STARHAMMER to the amazing work showcased on this thread.
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Damn.  I've seen alot of guns on this thread, but that is one that I do not want to get shot with.

Well done.
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« Reply #165 on: June 14, 2008, 12:27:16 pm »

I am just starting to get into Steampunk from a creative side, (I've always been fascinated with it as a genre, but have only recently become interested in actually MAKING things) so I don't have any kind of Steampunk gun to show off.

I did however come across this at an antique sale last weekend when adventuring in the forests of northern California. The locals appear to gather on the second Sunday of each month and block off entire streets for a whole day to put this sale on.

The proprietor even gave me a few tips on how to "get it working" again, but I don't think he realized that it already works. (it uses those little red paper pop-cap rolls.)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I still have no idea what I'm going to do to it, but I've got some ideas. Anyway it looks a little Steampunk in its current state of wear, so I thought it would be appropriate to post before I actually began work on it.


Steampunk 'Noisy Cricket' FTW!


Actually, I forgot to include anything nearby for size comparison, that gun is actually about the size of any ordinary handgun.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

But a noisy cricket DOES sound fun. Smiley


Ahh! It looked a lot smaller in the first picture. I guess it's the unusual design and somewhat 'odd' proportions of the gun. Smiley
I quite like it though. It's a vintage toy gun, right? Any idea how old it is?


Its called a "Super Nu-Matic", I believe they were first sold in 1949.
http://langsonmfgco.tripod.com/lmco_product_pictures.html

Also featured on that page is the Cody Colt, the same kind of gun fashioned to look like something out of the old west. The same person who sold me the Nu-Matic (antique sale I mentioned earlier) had one of those, too. But I was short on cash and thought the Nu-Matic left me with more options.


Hah! There is some awesome yet totally pointless stuff on that site! I love it! The aerial torpedo cane rocks, and the Big Shot doubly so! Great stuff Grin
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« Reply #166 on: June 15, 2008, 08:41:16 pm »

As to the No Modern Firearms rule, what about working replicas of antique firearms? For instance, an Italian made copy of a brass framed 1851 navy colt?
Also, does the rule apply to air guns? I've seen some airsoft guns but I guess that some could argue there's a difference.

I've got a project and a possible project in the works but I figured I aught to check first.
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« Reply #167 on: June 15, 2008, 08:52:15 pm »

Airguns are, by definition, not firearms. Very few are capable of killing instantly, so I wouldn't have a problem with them. As for modern, working reproductions... If they were made to be used, and not just as a curiosity, I wouldn't think they'd be allowed.

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« Reply #168 on: June 15, 2008, 09:05:35 pm »

As for modern, working reproductions... If they were made to be used, and not just as a curiosity, I wouldn't think they'd be allowed.

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« Reply #169 on: June 15, 2008, 11:18:25 pm »

Currently a WIP and thus nowhere near finished yet. It started out life as a little seatbelt clip light/torch. It will be wrist/arm mounted, and I shall call it the Aetherical concentrator. The crystal on the end is a quartz point ( I collect crystals and could spare one )





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« Reply #170 on: June 15, 2008, 11:23:57 pm »

Nice. I think I have seen those in Poundland. As in the seatbelt lights, not the entire contraption.
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How unfortunate...


« Reply #171 on: June 16, 2008, 12:28:46 am »

That is indeed where I got it Wink
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« Reply #172 on: June 16, 2008, 12:30:41 am »

Awesome. Whats the additional part at the front? The barrel I mean.
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« Reply #173 on: June 16, 2008, 12:41:00 am »

Ha! It's a brass curtain/blind pull. Got it at a haberdashery stall in Brierley Hill Market. I got the washers in a big bag of metal bits from one of the traders at a car boot. The wire round the crystal is a proper crystal cage for making a necklace ( but not this time MUHAHAHA) .  Grin
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« Reply #174 on: June 16, 2008, 12:44:06 am »

Cool.
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