Ok, i decided to pull out the big guns with this one (no pun intended).
Ive made a mercury bow, which is described as
"Unlike its low-tech namesakes, this "bow" fires a compressed sliver of frozen mercury at ultrahigh velocity. Damage comes both from the initial trauma of impact and subsequent mercury poisoning. It kills all but the strongest enemies with one shot."
the idea is taken from the game "oni"
I decided to make it recognizably steampunk, while staying true to my own style.
Ive used alot of metal, and alot of card. and alot of other stuff, so much infact that there is no point me creating a list of items. The main barrel is made from metal, and the handle and stock is mostly card, dense card with a layer of corrigated.
Ok, this is about 5 weeks of work, off and on, i will try my best to explain, but its pretty length, so im gonna try and keep it short and sweet.
Thanks to bumpus on this one, he help in the chatroom has made the difference, also thanks to all the other chatroom rats out there.
There are more final pictures in the final step.
If you like it, please vote for it in the book contest.
Step 1: The main base,
Ok, The main base is made up of three main sections,
The cardboard stock and handle, this is made in my usual style, with two layers of dense card sandwiching corrigated card, and stuck together with PVA.
The Metal barrel, this was made from two metal rods, which were jammed inside of two brass shelf brackets.
The Brass hand grip, although this section was added part wat through the project, it is a key feature of the design.
I started by laying out the metal 'barrel' peices, and the Stock shoulder pad, and basically drawing the shape i wanted.
Then after cutting out the three cardboard layers, and assembling the metal 'shelf' sections, i glued it all into place.