Steampunk Shotgun





Introduction: Steampunk Shotgun

Well here's my first attempt at an Instructable so all constructive comments will be greatly received :)

I started with a AirBlasters Double Shot soft dart gun by Buzz Bee Toys. I was going to use a Nerf Barrel Break but the Double Shot just made a better base for victoriana / steampunk gun. The Double Shot also features auto-ejecting shells which are frankly amazing. 

After disassembling the Double Shot (they are no where near as well engineered as the Nerf ones) I sprayed all the parts with a matt black spray paint. Just for fun (and to check I could actually remember how) I put the gun back together to see how it looked in flat black. 

Now here's the bit I forgot to take pics of, but there is a combination of nut brown and brass paint for the stock and pewter spray paint for the barrel. After two layers in most places I attached the three valves. 

The valves are stuck into three copper pipe brackets that I cut into so they would slot into each other. The whole lot were then mounted onto the side using a combination of screws and hot glue. 

I also glued on a nasal spray bottle with a glass bottom. If I get time I might put a light in there as well. 

Finally I added some brass coloured raised transfers (normally for cards and scrapbooks) to give it a bit of style and covered the finished product in some clear spray paint for protection. 

Future changes / next model - I need to find a better way of attaching the valves, hot glue just doesn't cut it. Add a light / LED to the glass bottle of the nasal spray. 



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    flippin' SWEET make more please

    Those aren't valves, they are vacuum tubes. If you can energize them, they should glow.

    Oooooh, hadn't thought of that.

    Will have to have a go, any ideas what voltage vacuum tubes normally work with? DC I'm hoping?

    I know you were saying something about putting lights on it and I had a halfway decent The double shot has that stock that opens so you could put batteries in that and run the wire through the gun itself

    Using nerf guns as a starting point for steampunk...great idea!. I thought your shotgun looked like the one in bioshock :)

    This looks amazing! I actually recently did the same thing to a very similar nerf gun (On sale at walmart for $3 and I just couldn't pass it up!!!). I started using hot glue for some of the do-dads and realized they weren't going to stay, especially after a day at the renfest! I started using superglue on the pieces that would be less likely to get knocked around, gorilla glue on parts and a model car brush on paint I found in the garage....not sure where it came from, but it was strong. 3 trips to the renfest and a 4 year old playing with it and only the parts attached with the hot glue gun came off....I hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea about the transfers! I was concidering painting by hand, but I like the look yours has better than what I can do! Thanks for the idea!

    Thanks for your comments! :D
    Feel free to borrow the transfer idea, I'm sharing it so other people can use the same ideas!

    Can you make a steampunk barrel break??