Introduction: CyberRifle

About: I am a game programmer and product manager for GarageGames (

This is a cyberpunk style rifle modeled after gmjhowe'sSteampunk Dystopian Sniper Rifle Mercury Bow.

I built this with off the shelf parts from a hardware store and a craft store. It took me about 2 weeks of steady work in the evenings and was a big hit at my office's Halloween party.



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    Pretty badass. i approve.

    I just love this gun. love. it.

    Nice prop. Bondo makes a good addition to prop building. You can also use thick foil, pressed against a cool piece that you might get killed for scrounging and rub the foil until it takes the shape of the piece underneath. You then mix up 24 hour epoxy with bits of steel wool and baking soda and gob it into your foil mold. the next day you have a copy of the original that you can paint, sand, file with a corse file etc and attach to your project. I've used this to copy features off of tombstones and to replace missing corner pieces on old trunks.

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    Obvious skill on your part building the rifle, kudos. A bit of teflon spray helps the epoxy to turn loose or just cooking spray if you cant get hold of the teflon. you can also use the foil as part of the piece by running sandpaper over it before forming it to the shape you want. This provides a rough surface for the epoxy to stick to and if you use thin copper flashing or another metal which better matches whatever project it gives it substance and realism. Another tip is that you can polish copper with toothpaste to a mirror finish. You can also use brown and/or black wax rub on buff off shoe polish to give metal pieces an aged look. Keep up the great work.

    A quick question from a noby do steampunk rifles and stuff actually work? thx

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    usually no. they are mainly just props or costume pieces, but a few do work like the "Hearch Angocoellum Rifle" by Kaelessin

    this is nice. great job and kudos to you! And i think the way the dragon stencil came out adds to the overall effect, makes it look more....rustic. Keep up the awesome work!

    it looks absolutly brillant any chance of a pdf step by step

    Wow (astounded)

    I was *heavily* inspired by him but I haven't ever worked with him =)

    Great work! Glad to see you got around to putting a slideshow up!

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