Author Topic: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun (new paint, new pics)  (Read 10247 times)

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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2008, 11:12:51 pm »
Answering a few questions:
- Posting all the parts or showing in progress pics kind of destroy's the "magic" doesn't it?  I didn't take any pics while building but will keep it in mind moving forward.
- No NERF parts were hurt while making this ray gun (but I do have my eye on a NERF part for my next project)
- No history in prop building but I've been into costuming and customizing toys/models for years

I likethe idea of wall mounting - might have to explore that...

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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2008, 11:34:33 pm »
As one with an assemblage artists eye I do recognize quite a few bits but I must say that the execution is phenomenal!
Good show! Now where is that spray can handle?...

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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2008, 01:24:42 am »
Amazing work!
I have only one question... Do you will leave it as it is, or you will add some small color variations? (you know, to simulate different metals) :)
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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2008, 01:43:59 am »
That my friend took some doing! Great work. Let's see more. I'm new, how do I post my project photos?

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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2008, 02:38:30 am »
its very nice. i usually rather object to rayguns in steampunk but this looks killer.
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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2008, 03:43:53 am »
This looks absolutely incredibly awesome!
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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2008, 04:12:55 am »
I'm contemplating adding a little more color.  Since these picswere taken, I've already added more noticeable rust weathering.  Some brass and copper accents might look nice - wish I had some photo shop skills to experiment a bit.

Stevie Render, you should open a Photobucket account.  Makes photo sharing a snap.

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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2008, 09:56:19 am »
I really cannot understand why you were going to purchase a Weta raygun when you can produce something like this.

Truly excellent work

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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2008, 12:18:28 pm »
This is excellent work! About how much does this beauty weigh? Just curious!

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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2008, 11:29:48 pm »
Good question JM.  I'm guessing about 4-5 pounds but will have to get it properly weighed.

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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2008, 03:30:39 pm »
Sharing construction techniques allow us to expand the magic .... :)
I would like to include its creation in my blog.
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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2008, 04:06:06 pm »
I am also impressed you got such a consistent paint finish over a large variety of materials and shapes. What paint and technique did you use Uriah?
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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2008, 10:06:31 pm »
Alright, I'm convinced.  I'll put up a write up on how the gun was constructed soon. 

In regards to paint,  Funny you should mention that because I just repainted the entire gun.  The original paint job was done with a base coat of satin black and then dry brushed with flat aluminum acrylic paint.  I then put a wash of dark brown for weathering.  I was 98% content but had to push for the extra 2 %.  My issue was it didn't look as "antique" and I had originally envisioned.  The black/silver contrast was too high.  So last night I put on a base coat of dark brown and dry brushed with a mixture of aluminum and brown.  The effect is now more subtle and the antiquing looks much more natural.

I also took care of a rattle the gun had.  Some of the plastic parts were filled with BBs to give the gun more heft, and a few were rattling.  I drilled some holes and filled the voids with spray foam and then hid the holes with a couple new knobs.

Now I'm done - I think  ;)
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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2008, 10:15:01 pm »
i am just floored... fantastic work!

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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2008, 11:33:58 pm »
New paint job? New Knobs... Well that means new pictures! (I hope)

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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2008, 11:43:45 pm »
Ooo I want one of these!


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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2008, 03:29:54 am »
Alright, I'm convinced.  I'll put up a write up on how the gun was constructed soon. 

In regards to paint,  Funny you should mention that because I just repainted the entire gun.  The original paint job was done with a base coat of satin black and then dry brushed with flat aluminum acrylic paint.  I then put a wash of dark brown for weathering.  I was 98% content but had to push for the extra 2 %.  My issue was it didn't look as "antique" and I had originally envisioned.  The black/silver contrast was too high.  So last night I put on a base coat of dark brown and dry brushed with a mixture of aluminum and brown.  The effect is now more subtle and the antiquing looks much more natural.

I also took care of a rattle the gun had.  Some of the plastic parts were filled with BBs to give the gun more heft, and a few were rattling.  I drilled some holes and filled the voids with spray foam and then hid the holes with a couple new knobs.

Now I'm done - I think  ;)

In that case, is it time to post new pictures so we can see the repaint?

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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #42 on: June 13, 2008, 07:01:48 pm »
I'm astounded and amazed. Thank you for sharing, it is beautiful work.

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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun
« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2008, 10:20:17 pm »
Mon dieu!

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Re: X-59 STARHAMMER Ray Gun (new paint, new pics)
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2008, 01:36:22 am »
New pics have been posted as a modification of the original post. 

Thanks for all the inspiring feedback.  Now adding the STARHAMMER to the existing gun thread.