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Cybertopian Handgun V2 (steampunk, cyberpunk, dystopian remix)

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Ok, now, im gonna be blunt here, i built this handgun for two reasons.

1, to push my skills a little further by the use of brass cogs, and metal work, as well as a bit of woodwork

2, to sell, for lots and lots of money. *crosses fingers*

Ok, well the main problem with this build was all in my head, while i was building it i had to fight a desperate struggle not to become attached to it. As i new eventually, it would be gone (sold or binned)

Special honours go to my girlfriend Ranbow_Han, for encouraging me, and my fellow chatroom rat bumpus, who not only provided moral support, but also coined the term cybertopian.

Enjoy the read.
Check out the video, also, i am selling this exact model, available here Ebay Auction



The idea/story behind the gun, is that its a small antitank/aircraft weapon, which uses a plutonium radioactive core, and viscous liquid to fire a kind of radioactive napalm bullet. (think small fuel bomb)
 
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Step 1: Parts and materials.

Ok, heres the list, i will try my best, if theres something you see that i havn't listed, just ask.

- Handle off an old wood saw
- An old hard drive platter (cd might do it)
- A 170 degree cabinet hunge (a gmjhowe favorate)
- An old clock mechanism
- An old stapler
- A sheet of metal tin
- Dense Cardboard (gmjhowe favorate No 2)
- PVA glue
- Super glue
- Epoxy resin
- Black direct to metal spray paint (gmjhowe favorate the third)
- Silver leaf metallic paint
- Black acrylic paint
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starfox3843 years ago
whats the music?
sonofstone3 years ago
i would love to see you fabricating something like this, but made completely out of wood, 'cept for the metal parts of course, i'm building a revolver/flintlock pistol, the revolver drum is actually made from a weedgrinder, wich i glued tight, i'm gonna try and make the thing rotate, but first i've got to make the stock a little more gentle to my hands
TheGreatS3 years ago
Where on earth do you get those hinges? I would really like to make this and they work perfectly, but I cant find them anywhere.
toxicwolf5 years ago
more specificly this looks like something the locust from the gears of war series would use
yeah i agree!!
Does it actually fire?
mechaninja4 years ago
it looks like Leonardo DaVinci's helicopter hit a Banshee...XD
seems like a pretty ergonomic handle, cant seem to find them though... any hints/clues?
looks like a dovetail saw handle.
toxicwolf5 years ago
it looks like something u would expect from gears of war
tanis93195 years ago
you realy like useing the vials dont you?
I would have left the old wood unpainted, it already looked so beautifully used!
Nevermind, i don't know why I thought that.... *iz dummy* I love the idea of using foam core to develop the shape, that makes everything else so much easier.
smeata6 years ago
its good, youre good. it could have been great though, it has a little bit of a messy unfinished look to it, you should slow down and look at the little things.
gmjhowe (author)  smeata6 years ago
Well, this project was made in one evening, the idea behind it being to make one quickly to sell. Hence why its not as finished. It got dismantled for parts weeks ago.
smeata gmjhowe6 years ago
fair enough
Kazeem smeata6 years ago
anyway, steampunk's meant to look like it's bits of old stuff.... which it usually is. It's always gotta be a little bit un-finished.
smeata Kazeem6 years ago
yeah, i guess it is ultimately about personal preference.
paint it black and dry brush the silver, if you put a small piece of wooden the part that folds down it would look more like a real weapon and less like a saw.
Arianovan6 years ago
Maybe instead of painting over with black paint you could, lightly sand off the silver leaf. If you went too deep you could just paint it black again. I don't know how well that would work. but its an idea.
it looks like a saw kinda (its a anti tank shooty saw of napalmy doom!)
gmjhowe (author)  naruto the ninja136 years ago
haha! maybe i should change to title?
lol ya =Þ
Crakur6 years ago
well, im new to the "steampunk" world, but i would say that you need to have more of that tarnished bronze color (Like the color of the gears) other than that *bows at your feet*
gmjhowe (author)  Crakur6 years ago
well this one is cybertopian which is kinda my own mix. But i see what you mean, i guess i tried to make this one less steampunkish.
psyfreak2k6 years ago
wow that's so cool. that could become a final fantasy 8 gunblade. for fancy dress or a cosplay.
gmjhowe (author)  psyfreak2k6 years ago
it could. infact, i might mod it into a gunblade..
sypher6 years ago
I am still making mine, but going to school (Art Institute of Seattle) and work, then your projects... i might as well give up... I am interested in how the ebay thing goes over... still not worthy... what is even worse is have a small machine shop at my disposal... arg!!
MeZergy6 years ago
That's quite frightening looking!!!
gmjhowe (author)  MeZergy6 years ago
Thanks!
ryry556 years ago
again, another amazing gun! love steampunk.
gmjhowe (author)  ryry556 years ago
Thanks!
sypher6 years ago
I am not worthy...
gmjhowe (author)  sypher6 years ago
haha!
I suppose that you don't know where you can get another handle like that? it is VERY unique, and looks sweet, honestly.
It's an old wooden saw handle - try "curiosity" shops, flea markets, steam fairs, or just asking slightly elderly neighbours.
bumpus Kiteman6 years ago
Slightly Elderly

You mean "Seasoned"
:D
Kiteman bumpus6 years ago
No, I mean old enough that they won't ask why you only want the handles of their hand-made tools.

My grandad carved all the handles of his tools - saws, screwdrivers, planes, the lot, he even made the trunk they were all stored in. My dad inherited them, and they got a lot more use, but then some git broke into the garage and stole them.
byufan Kiteman6 years ago
what does it even do is it just a modle?
Kiteman byufan6 years ago
It is a costume prop.

Try googling for steampunk costume or steampunk accessories.
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