Step 7: Paint job

Picture 1 - Mask off all sections you dont want painting - this being the wooden handle, and the radioactive core

Picture 2 - A layer of black spray paint, again as always, lots of thin layers, DONT CAKE IT ON

Picture 3 - I then painted the whole section with the silver leaf paint

Picture 4 - I then distressed the silver by dry brushing a layer of black acrylic paint onto the gun.
whats the music?
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
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.
more specificly this looks like something the locust from the gears of war series would use
yeah i agree!!
Does it actually fire?<br>
it looks like Leonardo DaVinci's helicopter hit a Banshee...XD<br>
seems like a pretty ergonomic handle, cant seem to find them though... any hints/clues?
looks like a dovetail saw handle.
it looks like something u would expect from gears of war
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.
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.
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.
fair enough
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.
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.
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!)
haha! maybe i should change to title?
lol ya =&THORN;<br/>
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*
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.
wow that's so cool. that could become a final fantasy 8 gunblade. for fancy dress or a cosplay.
it could. infact, i might mod it into a gunblade..
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!!
That's quite frightening looking!!!
again, another amazing gun! love steampunk.
I am not worthy...
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.
<em>Slightly Elderly</em><br/><br/>You mean &quot;Seasoned&quot;<br/>:D<br/>
No, I mean old enough that they won't ask why you only want the <em>handles</em> of their hand-made tools.<br/><br/>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 <em>git</em> broke into the garage and stole them.<br/>
what does it even do is it just a modle?
It is a costume prop.<br/><br/>Try googling for <em>steampunk costume</em> or <em>steampunk accessories</em>.<br/>
oh, and: "do not look into the operational end of the device" ~portal
if you put a portal on the wall, and a portal on your face, would your body dissappear? idk its confusing... your body would come out the wall, but the portal would be on your head, so the portal would go through the portal and you would infinitely be coming out the wall portal? lol idk
i kno exactly where to get one from, EBAY thats where that one came from, i paid about £15/$30 for it, you can get more modern wooden handles cheaper, but i fell in love with the shape of this one.
Ripped off, I picked one of these up for $5 US, with the blade of course, and nice brass screws.
yeah, well, it would of cost me more than $25 of time to find one else where anywho
dude you really like steampunk don't you
only a little bit, im more cyber punk these days!
I liked the idea of using a saw handle for a prop gun. Here's what I came up with from my personal goodie box. I've replaced one of the large side coils with a brass mechanical clock mechanism to give the pistol some movement and life, and may add further things as well. It's pretty hefty.

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