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« on: March 03, 2008 09:06:53 PM »

I didn't put this in the Toys section because GUNS AREN'T TOYS. Even toy guns. Cheesy It's possible, though, that I'm far too loopy tonight to think straight, so if need be just let me know that I should move this.
Seriously, though, this isn't meant to be played with. I made it as a steampunk prop in case I ever go to a comic con or something. Oh, who am I kidding? I've been seeing them all over steam_fashion on LJ and thought I'd try and give it a shot (hah!).

Here's the gun originally. Yes, it was a squirt gun. I found it in my garage.



I painted it black, then bits went copper and woody-brown. I used LOTS of layers on the brown to try and give it some semblance of woodgrain. Finally I used some scrapbooking/papercrafts rub-on metallic paint goop to make it look like metal, which resulted in:



I did another, though since it was based on my son's requests it's not so steampunky. (Silver vs. copper, blue "buttons", etc.)

This is very, very addicting. And what's funny is I REALLY don't like *real* guns. Hope you all get a kick out of it.

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008 10:13:13 PM »

hey this is awesome! what an awesome use of an old water pistol! love it! im hitting this rocks because it does!
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008 11:23:17 PM »

awesome! i'm not that into steampunk myself, but that is just beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008 12:11:40 AM »

This is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while!
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008 05:57:10 AM »

Aww, you guys are sweet.

Here's a few pics of the one my son designed. A note, too, to say that he understands he can't play with this outside until I repaint the tip bright orange. Since we live in Wisconsin, it'll be a few months before he can be running around the yard with it anyhow.

Before: Gah, no picture. Imagine a big bulky squirt gun in neon colors, much like the other one.

I painted it black, again:



Then added silvery blue and metallic blue "buttons" and silver metallic rub-on to make it look metallic. There's still a hole on one side where the water plug went, so we're going to glue something mechy on there.





I effed up on the colors, there-- you'll notice the sides aren't exactly the same. But meh, the kid's too little to care. All he knows is he's got "a play gun that looks like it's from Transformers the Movie."  Grin

I'm working on a "lady's pistol" that will have wings on it, but I have to work out what to make them out of. Sculpey or an old milk jug, I'm thinking.
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008 10:11:50 AM »

What a cool idea.  I will have to keep my eye open for squirt guns when rummage sales start up again.  I have to use spray bottles to keep my dogs in line (it's the only discipline that works consistently) and it would look much cooler to have plastic guns laying around my house than spray bottles.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 01:23:49 PM »

i love the steampunk gun.  i couldnt imagine it from looking at the "before" photo... but your after is amazing!  it's perfect!
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2008 04:55:20 PM »

 Grin i recognise this from Brassgoggles forum....
great gun  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2008 09:20:37 AM »

Thanks! Yay for steampunkers on Craftster!
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2008 05:44:40 PM »

Both guns are very cool-I need to do this! A steampunky gun,and a futuristic flash gordon gun. BTW, your avatar reminds me of tank girl. Is it?
yay steampunk!
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