This is a simple instruction on how to turn a super soaker(ish) squirtgun into a cool zeppelin like gun made of brass and copper with patina.

Step 1: Buy the Plastic Gun

buy a cheap probably used plastic squirtgun
and brass and copper spraypaint, and some craft paint to make copper-green.
<p>Is &quot;smoosh&quot; a technical term? You lost me on that one. XD</p><p>Nicely done! Don't let the trolls get you down. Their jealousy at your creativity will be their undoing.</p>
<p>smoosh means to jam the paint brush into the nooks and crannies one hit at a time rather than glide it around, so you leave dot like brush marks rather than lines.</p>
How do you add the second &quot;zeppelin&quot; thingy? I might get one but I don't see how the second one was added... Could you please clarify? Thank you! :)
a light sanding helps, nothing to deep causing grooves, more just taking the shine off
Scuffing with a scrubbing pad might do the trick also. Just to take the &quot;shine&quot; off of the plastic.
http://shootitfor.me/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/copper_spraypaint.jpg<br><br>was the paint<br>
I didn't know what steampunk was until I started seeing your outfits and props. It reminds me of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which I love for all the cool stuff, and I want to start making this stuff myself. Thanks for the cool instructables. I would give you a patch if I had any to give :)
Omg what a cool idea! when i read this i ran outside and got one of my old super soakers from the garage, i'm totally gonna make this when the weather clears up!<br />
you should give it a longer barrel<br />
Definitely slideshow material because there's not enough information to build it. It also, as stated before, looks like a painted water gun. A pressure gauge would make it more likely to stand out and scream "Steampunk Water Gun!" than paint alone.
I second that statement!
I can't believe how petty people on this site are. try posting some instructables on your own maybe??<br/><br/>Oh, its just a squirt gun..oooh aww who cares?<br/><br/>right, so when i tell you it was a test for this:<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs093.snc1/4676_99228205114_572945114_3072820_3494942_n.jpg">http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs093.snc1/4676_99228205114_572945114_3072820_3494942_n.jpg</a><br/><br/>then you get all excited, but yet the jetpack is an identical process.<br/><br/>god forbid i would have taken my picture with some of my chest showing.<br/><br/>there are people with imaginations and people who take pictures of other people's work. which are you?<br/>
Did you use the same method/materials for 'brassing' the main jetpack console as you did the super soaker's brassed bits?&nbsp;<br /> <br /> They look quite different. The Jetpack is very impressive, as far as making a brass lookalike goes. Though in the soaker photos I can't shake off the feeling that it looks just like painted plastic in the brass areas. Like it's dull and doesn't really pop like I expect metal to do, even when patinad.<br /> <br /> Just wondering if that's an unfortunate lighting issue or if you had changed methods.<br />
I have posted instructables, and Ive got 2 others also that I am working on it. when I saw this "Steampunk" gun It simply didnt look like it was steampunk all I could see were 3 tanks glued onto a watergun with some bronze spraypaint.
This wasn't made and glued together. If my childhood memories serves me right, the gun is an old Super Soaker 200. I&nbsp;remember it being quite heavy when filled with nearly a gallon of water.<br />
Actually, I have posted some of my own. And have 2 others in the works. And I have my own imagination. Now, you could have stated it was a test system to make your jetpack. Then I would have been less critical.
Good lord, that is a fantastic result! Well done. Four stars.
I had this EXACT squirt fun when I was a kid. Used it as a bath toy. Wouldn't have guessed that they're still making them.
I had this one to. I wish I had kept it.
the one in the main pic was the fist Huge super soaker it had a nozzle that you could change the spray pattern
This is a re-released version of the first successful Super Soaker.
Looks cool, but you could use some more pictures on steps 2 and 3.
oh shiny. i like the two toned effect with the brass and copper. Man, I need to get some spray paint.
cool i made a ray gun too
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There I did it.... Thanks for the inspiration!
wow hey I just passed up three nerf toy guns at a thrift store... guess I'm going back. Thanks for the tutorial.
lol, no wonder it looked like a squirt gun on the thumbnail >.>
I think you finished this before you thought about making it into an instructable. I like the look of it, but on the instructable, I'm not so sure.
This would probably work better as a slideshow? L
I love the statement/question?
Very cool look. Well done.
It needs embellishments, cause it still looks like a painted plastic water gun. Even if you just add an old fashioned pressure gauge it would make it stand out.
I agree with Lemonie that this looks like Slideshow material. Looks good, but perhaps a bit of dry-brushing?

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