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Raygun - Concept to reality by PReilly Raygun - Concept to reality by PReilly
Not too long ago I did a sketch of a 1930's era RETRO STEAMPUNK raygun (Inspired by the WETA rayguns). As a result I decided to see if I could actually take the concept design and make it a reality.

this was the final result.

I hope you guys enjoy -


PR
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:icongibsart:
gibsart Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
That's very impressive, great work.
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:iconabyssaldaemon:
AbyssalDaemon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Awesome job.
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeehaw, a raygun!! :) Love the design, and it is a cool to see it taken from concept to reality... would love to try that sometime. What did you make the model ray-gun from, by the way? I see some slight differences from the concept, so I presume you had to adapt the design to the materials and junk items you could find...
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:iconthesaladdayz:
TheSaladDayz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is killing me godamn- i need that raygun to shoot up school in style
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:iconzimzim1066:
zimzim1066 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
COOL.
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:iconalexalthauser:
AlexAlthauser Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Nicely done 0_0
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:iconkeyanimator:
keyanimator Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Brilliant!!!!
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:iconyoshidrawing:
YoshiDrawing Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How'd you make that?
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:iconallfia:
Allfia Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My brother says that he wants to buy it or he wants you to make one for him...
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:iconfightingirish17:
FightingIrish17 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
HOLY HELL!!! THATS AMAZING!
sorry I'm just seeing this, but I was looking at your vampire slaying kit, and decided to explore a bit. :)
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:iconmadman1988:
madman1988 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
I've been thinking about building some ray guns and steampunk weapons. This is really good!
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:iconruckz-1:
ruckz-1 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student General Artist
hey what is this rop FOR exactly, it's really well made.
:)
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:iconfilly4585:
filly4585 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
That's truly amazing, how long did it take you to go from concept to finished product?
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:iconaimless-mace:
aimless-mace Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
what was this made of?
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:iconlarslasse:
LarsLasse Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awesome, gimme gimme!

Both the conceptart and the finalproduct are of great quality and I'm feeling really impressed!
Great Work!
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:iconpapa-john:
Papa-John Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. This is just. Amazing.
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:iconjujikabane:
jujikabane Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional Artist
for a sec there i thot this was from COD WAW
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:iconpapposilenos:
Papposilenos Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
That is amazing!
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:iconheavon-da-angel:
heavon-da-angel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
this is toally the ray gun on call of duty:world at war. =D
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:iconbloodwillbleed:
bloodwillbleed Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
i was wondering what type of painting process you used? mine never turn out very well. it never really looks metal

ps your work is outstanding
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:iconpreilly:
PReilly Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Hey Bloodwillbleed,

I actually used sevral coats for the gun.

First i used black auto primer and waited until it was dry.
Then i hit it with another light coat of the primer. I kind of misted the second coat (by misting the second coat lightly it adds small droplets of paint, which, when dry. add a rough "vintage" bumpy type texture.
After the second coat was dry I used bronze paint a coated the entire gun.
When the gun is somewhat dry I used aa cloth to and lightly wiped the surface down (This removes the high gloss finish and gives you a dullish dirty metallic look)...Then i left the gun to fully dry.

I then went ahead and very lightly misted the gun with black paint (you want to stand back far enough so the paint is atomized and only small speckles of black end up on the gun.
Then I immedtiatly lightly misted the gun with silver paint....The silver paint was just barely visible on the gun.

I waited a few minutes and then misted the gun with another light coat of bronze paint....This bronze coat should be light, but still cover the entire gun.

After the bronze coat fully dries, i use a cloth and wipe the gun down with medium to light force.
the will allow the grain created by the second primer coat to be a bit more visible , and will reaveal some of the black and silver specks from the previous coat

After wiping down I went ahead and added the rust....i used acrylic rust colored paint mixed with water and used a brush to add the rust to the crevices and cracks.

Since I wanted the gun to look like it had a mixture of metals (Copper being one of them) I decided to also use teal colored acrylic to give the sense of old copper.


After it was completely dry
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:iconbloodwillbleed:
bloodwillbleed Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
thanks, i am attempting something similar and all the paint jobs i have ever done look shoddy. thanks
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:iconbdunn1342:
bdunn1342 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008   General Artist
Well done from concept to construction. It's a lovely example of ray gun goodness.
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maxdafoxy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008   Filmographer
wo0w, this looks almost exactly like the raygun weapon in call of duty:world at war nazi zombie mode. wicked work!
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:iconrejecteddreams:
RejectedDreams Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Awesome work :thumbsup:
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:iconmartysalsman:
MartySalsman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
The hell with transistors, they have no soul! Great Job!!
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:iconboompoet:
Boompoet Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! Some friends and I are doing Steampunk for Halloween this year and are looking for gadgets and weapons. Do you do a tutorial on this anywhere? How much metalwork was involved?
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Shendorion Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Eat your heart out, Dr. Grordbort!

The design is so elegant, it's really hard to believe it's made out of found objects until you've stared at it long enough to recognize some of the parts.

It deserves a nice hardwood display case with a velvet lining and a strap in the lid for the operator's manual.
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:iconnahn:
Nahn Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
i love your job!
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:icondelic:
delic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Professional Filmographer
this is so cool !thanks for showing
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:iconbeemacca:
BeeMacca Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
this is really sweet!
BM
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:iconboronfilms:
boronfilms Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
amazing
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:iconxeradon:
Xeradon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
Ah thats cool!! Does it work!?
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:iconvactrol:
Vactrol Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
congratulations!
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:icontoxic-mist:
toxic-mist Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
...I want it...
o^O
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:iconbigfattexta:
BigFatTexta Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That rules
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:iconlacq:
lacq Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
amazing work!
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:iconhaffri:
haffri Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Wow. That's just perfect. Absolutely, endlessly, gorgeously good.
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:iconmercat:
mercat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Did you post this on The Steampunk Forum? I float around there some, and I was looking at your Indy trading cards, and came across this.

How neat! =) Love all your art.
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:iconmercat:
mercat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Augh, nevermind *facepalm*
Dead I totally mixed up all the windows I had open. My bad! Love the concept art nonetheless... it's gorgeous! =)
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JojjeE Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Student Digital Artist
asfweafsdfafdffasefsdfzasfas

(If you couldn't tell what I just wrote, it was an outburst of satisfaction.)
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
that is sweetly awsum! really like the detail on it, looks like it could work! cant believe you made that for real life, wish i could bring my creations to life like that! great work!
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:iconsilvre:
Silvre Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Seriously, that's the coolest freakin' thing I've ever seen.
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:iconblziken28:
Blziken28 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
is it real or superimposed?
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:icongreatbrandini:
GreatBrandini Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
You actually built this? Very nice! What did you make it out of?
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:iconlokiean:
Lokiean Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
would you sell it?
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:icondonsolo:
donsolo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
O.O That is gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. Better in fact than most of Weta's selection... fantastic job.
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:iconredchinese:
redchinese Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007  Student General Artist
this is amazing
i can't even guess how long this took
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:iconosmus:
osmus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
does it work?
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:iconherrenmedia:
herrenmedia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very very cool!
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