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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D90
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Steampunk Raygun WIP by plasticcactus Steampunk Raygun WIP by plasticcactus
Haven't been on here in a while...figured I show you guys how far I'd come along with the raygun.
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roninjedi Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Interstellar!  I wish I'd kept my old broken drill now!
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GHancock Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow... that is industrial cool! What an authentic looking weapon!
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gazongola Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
It is a lovely gun. I am using a similar drill myself to make a raygun. How did you get the chuck off? And what is that baskety thing on the end of the gun? I can't place it.
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plasticcactus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
The baskety thing is a sink drain cover. I just removed the little peg-thing in the center of it. 
And I didn't get rid of the chuck as that would sacrifice stability of the 'barrel.' Its still there, I just soldered it to the body and spraypainted over it. 
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gazongola Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Oh ok. It is all very cool. I am going for something a lot simpler with my drills, I think :p
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Archeopterix2680 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Awesome!  That thing is a brute!  It must weigh ten pounds!
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jimdavidson3 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I actually like this...A LOT!  Bravo...job well done!
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WhimsicalCaptnJ Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is one outstanding piece of artillery! You have a wicked mastery of the use of found equiptment and good onya on the drill! No complaints here:)
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CopperCentipede Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like a really solidly thought out and built prop!
I usually shy away from "steampunk" anymore because most things people apply that word to are either not steampunk at all, or are simply steampunk in the sense that they think it means "its brown and brass, and LOOK! GEARS!" ha ha.
But THIS. Is fantastic! All the components look makeshift but they belong together and look like they have a function. There's nothing that looks unnessecary or thrown on for the sake of steampunking it up.

Can't tell if it's just paint spatters or actual texture but the black spots on the metal parts give the impression that this thing gets really hot when fired/during use. Nice effect!
The shape of the stock gives the whole thing a distinctive silhouette, sort of a more scifi-fantasy feel than straight up victorian which is cool. The contrast between the organic shape of the wood really emphasizes the more heavy duty machined look of everything else.

Awesome job!
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eyeconartist Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is great. Truly inspiring. I'm just getting into Nerf mods and looking forward to creating original concepts instead of mods. What really caught my eye was your use of the Co2 canister connected to metal tubing, cuz I used the same technique on my Nerf Maverick mod: Steampunk Nerf Gun Maverick N-Strike Mod: Full Gun
Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
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Rupert-Appleyard Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Artist
Love the fact that it looks old and sooty...
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UmbrellaTARDIS Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Beautiful!
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ChanceZero Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I defiinitely like this. And I don't like a steampunk prop weapon often... More delicate elements would be fine though, to lighten the visage of the thing.
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plasticcactus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Thanks!
And I agree. But I don't want to just add purposeless gears and gyros.
I want everything to have an obvious (or at least explainable) real-world function.
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ChanceZero Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, it cah always be a reloading arm or a protectional grate for some breakable element. A sight, a mounting bracket for an optic or a bayonet...
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seth-ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks pretty cool. :aww:
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Nice use of the old motor!
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Tru3N0rth Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty sweet! What materials did you use to make this?
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plasticcactus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Thanks!
A lot of it are found-parts: a used CO2 cartridge, a wristwatch, the body itself is an old black & decker drill, washers, copper wire, etc.
The handle, I had to make myself out of pine. Then I just added *many* layers of stain and varnish.
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