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Retro Steampunk Raygun montage by PReilly Retro Steampunk Raygun montage by PReilly
Hey guys,
apparently some members of DA were wondering about little details that weren't visible on the first retro raygun image, so I went ahead and did a montage of different angles of the gun, along with some more info.



Inspired by the retro Flash Gordon , Buck Rogers , and Weta rayguns style weaponry.

The gun is about 90% metal, with the exception of the wooden grip, and the acrylic test tube on top.
The main tools used to make the gun were a hand drill, a dremel, screwdrivers, file , sandpaper , metal epoxy and a LOT of screws.

The main body of the gun is a section from an old brass andiron.

The flash hider is a section from a brass candle holder.
the test tube is....Well, a test tube.

The pressure guage is a ladies watch which was customized with new face graphics, and removal of the lugs.

heat sink rings on the barrel are washers which were spaced apart with lamp spacers.

The saddle ring was a lamp ball finial with a grommet base.

The uranium tube was an 8 oz CO2 cartridge.

The antenna was a hand made steel coil (along with the tesla coil on the CO2 cartridge.

The trigger, trigger guard, trigger housing, grip plates, plating on the body, plate on the rear of the grip, and co2 cartridge holder here custom cut from brass using a dremel.

All other knobs and greeblies attached to the gun were just odd screws and things I had in my old tool parts box. (allen screws, knurled thumbscrews, coin edged wheels, grommets, vintage camera parts, etc.)


Pat
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:iconstevemarriott:
SteveMarriott Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Amazing
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plasticcactus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
THIS GUN. When I saw your WIP thread at the RPF, it was your gun that inspired me to make my own.
Unbelievable. I love the use of found materials and staying true to the original design.
This is the quintessential ray gun in my opinion. Awesome work!
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:iconpreilly:
PReilly Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
thanks man!

whats your user name on the rpf?
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:iconplasticcactus:
plasticcactus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I'm pretty sure its the same as on here - Plastic Cactus

Haven't been on there in a while. I used it to flesh out ideas for my raygun project.
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blyef Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Nice! So creative *-*
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:iconrexrat:
RexRat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
This is fantastic. Love the look and texture. Everything flows. The handle is exceptional; like the shape!
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WesThorburn Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
This is a finely crafted piece of work. :)
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Captain-Paulo Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing
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MinorThreat85 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Just great!
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OliverBrig Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Very cool, I like the design and i really like that you went with mostly metal instead of plastic. I'm looiking forward to seeing more of your work:)
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