Saturday, December 3, 2011

Posts and Goggles

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for being here and looking at my blog and leaving comments. I appreciate every single one of you and it makes me so happy you all enjoy my art. I am just letting all of you know that my posts are now going to be once every two weeks. I am doing this because it takes quite a while to make the guns and I need time to do so. I hope that you guys will still view it whenever I post! Thanks for taking the time. Now, here are my Steampunk goggles!Just a little set I designed. It was a spur of the moment but I am happy with the way it turned out. This is the raygun from one of my previous posts. But this is my first post about something that isn't a ragun. I finally gave in and made myself some steampunk goggles!
The lenses are made of wall storage magnets. Similar to these!
In order to add some better steampunk colors, I added brass pins. And the eye fittings are made of scrap leather that I used for a sheath for a knife. The pins are more decorative than anything else.
I love the "cracks" that are on the lenses. They are actually just scratches that were made when my drill slipped on a hole I was making. It turned out to add the perfect touch!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Delayed Raygun

Hello everyone! Honestly, the reason why my posts are becoming so much farther apart is because: 1. I had a stash of rayguns to make posts of when I started this blog 2. It takes time to start and finish a gun and 3. I have made so many recently, that I just took a break and decided to start my next one when it was time. Fortunately, this one took me a total of only 2 consecutive hours to start and finish! Here is the latest and greatest Behemoth Incorporated raygun!
I have noticed that some of my recent guns have been coming out heavily on the steampunk side. Brasses and coppers and stained woods as well really make it into a steampunk gun.
I added the wire for an "electric" touch. WARNING: Do not touch, you will wake up from a coma 2 weeks later. I suppose this is a flaw in the gun's design...oh well!
A good angle of the barrel. I try as much as I can to make the barrel my own, but sometimes, the candle holders are so beautifully formed that I must use it. My only other raygun that has this type of barrel is my first one.
And finally, the best piece of the raygun, I think, is on the top. I have no idea what this component is...all I do know is that it came from a circuitry board from an old TV. It is an awesome touch that also adds to the "electric feel." If you are thinking of MGMT when you heard that, then I already have the --> link <-- here. Keep your guns set on high and your heads down low!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Coffee Grinder Gun

Now, this raygun was extremely fun and easy to make. It turned out crazy awesome and is probably the smallest gun I have come out with. The natural colors of the metal is beautiful as well. Very steampunk.
I love, love, LOVE the barrel. The perforations replicate a cooling system of an Machine Gun so well. And the rusted parts look like actual burnt marks.
While you are charging up to obliterate a martian, you can fix yourself a nice cup-o-jo. Probably my favorite part of the actual gun. It really adds to it in character where it lacks in size.
And finally, the end of the barrel was an awesome find that I got in the Canton flea market. It is not welded on at all. It fitted so extremely snugly that there was no reason to add on to it. Everyone loves coffee and everyone loves rayguns. How could you go wrong with Behemoth Incorporated's newest raygun?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Rayguns Caught Up to Me

I have not posted in over a week and I am so sorry about that. I could compile a list of excuses, or I could not and go on with the post. Before I do so, I want to say that I have three W.I.P. rayguns at the moment and you shall all be updated on them soon. So since I do not have anything to show off at the moment, I decided I was going to do a promotional post, about a man named Professor Von No O. He is not only a genius with raygun weaponry, but has a name that is impossible to pronounce, and here are his guns!
I love the way this one looks like a revolver. If there was a space cowboy (to much of my dismay, there is not) he would be carrying one of these bad boys.
The way that he used two vacuum tubes and the multiple wires gives it a more Man's Man gun kinda look.
This one is my personal favorite from what I have seen. The swirls are awesome, and I am such a sucker for raygun fins.
The petiteness of this gun, along with the giant vacuum tube reminds me of the Noisy Cricket from Men in Black, for some reason. Anyway, still an awesome piece. As you can see, this man is a very talented person for being able to forge and carve every single one of these things out from scratch. That deserves some sort of applause! These are all available on his Etsy. Buy one now!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rea-gan's Ray-gun

So on October 17, it was my brother's birthday. Coincidentally, his name is Reagan. Even more coincidentally, he wanted a raygun for his birthday. So without further adieu, Reagan's raygun...
Of all the guns that I have made, this one is the most steampunk-ish, I would say. I really enjoy the black vent on the very back and the "angel wings" on the barrel of the gun. This was actually a really easy and very cooperative build.
The gauge was found as is, and it is beautiful. Not only is it awesome because it is vintage, but also because there is no writing or anything on the face to indicate that it is not a Behemoth Inc. raygun peice.
Like I mentioned, the vent on the back is an awesome aesthetic to the rest of the gun. An overheated gun in the hand is worth zero in the bush. Plus, it hides some of the rods and screws on the inside. Double points!
And then, the barrel. I added the "emitter rings" on it because it worked so well one of my guns that I have sold. The "angel wings" on the end also add a cool, emitter effect to it. All in all, one of my favorite guns. And it is all for my brother, Reagan. Check out his blog at Running Through The Fire.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Specialized Raygun

Imagine yourself 300 lightyears away from home on a planet you do not even know the name of. You are weak, hungry, and both the northern suns are about to set. You know you won't last a minute against the night creatures on this planet if you aren't well armed. Lucky for you, you are carrying the Behemoth Inc.'s newest Specialized Raygun.
It's "specialized" because it's versatility. There is the scope for long distant hunting, it is lightweight, and it is super durable. The whole gun is made up of a mountain bike handle, a fuel filter, and candlestick holder parts.
This gun actually was the easiest build yet. It took me only 5 consecutive hours to build this. While that may seem like a lot, it generally takes me between 15-20 hours to complete a normal gun. As you can see, this is the first person POV.
And this is where I got the idea of this being a "Specialized" raygun. This was the mountain bike handle but now it is a raygun handle...much more deadly if I do say so myself. The chain was just a spur of the moment idea that really ended up complementing the gun. This way, you can keep your trusty sidearm close at all times.
Like I said, the body is a fuel filter that was converted for the sake of the rebellion! This writing on the side really is a really awesome touch.
The finial on the end makes the perfect emitter. The whole barrel, actually fit perfectly together on a small rod, even though they are all different parts. I was quite thankful for that! This gun is available on my Etsy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The One That Started It All

This raygun was the first build that actually amounted to anything. The first few tries were held together only by hot-glue. Once I learned that keeping the guns together should be done either by screws or threaded rods, I was able to come out with an awesome final product.
The dial on the side is...well...a dial. I have no idea what it is or where it came from. It just looks cool. The lightbulb on the top would indicate if the raygun was on or not if it actually worked. And much thanks to Charles Stafford and his photography, for this first picture!
The exhaust pipe on the front was a curling iron. From creating beautiful hair to being a piece of a human killing, monster slaughtering , alien murdering machine.
The horn on the other side works perfect for a stand. The body was an old pepper shaker so the horn is screwed into the handle of the old shaker. It is not only decorative, but innovative.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Finished Raygun

This has to be one of my favorite end products. I see it as a rebellions last stand to beat the conformists of future society. With a galaxy full of evil, you need to keep well armed.
Okay. Let me start off by saying that this build was the hardest out of any that I have ever made before. Specific mentions to the handle. The handle did not want to stay in place, have a trigger added to it, be removed, etc. I hated it. But it came out beautifully so now I kind of love it.
As you can see, in the barrel, there is that separate rod that I mentioned in my last post. It makes the whole gun really heavy, which I think gives it a very realistic feel.
The body is a toothbrush holder. The toothbrush holes would be an exhaust system of some sort. Those plasma fumes can gunk up a gun pretty fast. As far as the thing on the top, it was random but I love it. I imagine it to be something like an electricity conductor.
And finally, the flash hider has some pretty cool specs. The emitter on the end was actually found on the ground today at a warehouse. Needless to say, it is a nice replacement. This is now available on my Etsy!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Work In Progress Gun

Now this gun should turn out awesome. I am really excited to start this one. Like I said in my last post, when I start a gun, I always make sure to find the body, barrel, and the handle first. This will allow for everyone to get a good peek into how I begin a project. So without further ado, my work in progress gun.
It's pretty obvious that this is the body. The problem with this one is that it is heavy...and thick. The metal is so solid that I am afraid that drilling will be a problem. However, with the titanium drill bits, I should be fine. I really like the four holes in the back. It has that awesome "retro" look to it.
The barrel is really something to get excited about. It is partially see through because of the wiring. Originally, I was just going to leave it as is. After a bit of thinking, though, I decided that it would not look quite accurate if there was no "raygun mechanics" exposed. So the coil will act as an "electrifier" of some sort and the barrel on the inside is the...well....actual barrel.

This handle is more retro than the body. I am the most excited about the handle than any other aspect of this gun. It required quite a bit of modification, however. Grinding, clipping, tearing, etc. Whatever it took to get the perfect handle. It was previously a water hose nozzle and now it is what makes this gun so destructive.
And finally, the robot. I haven't made a whole lot of progress since the last post except for the newest arm. A slow process, but it will get there!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Newest Gun

Each individual gun has its own personality. In order to give an accurate representation of each gun, I have to go into detail. So here I go again on the latest and greatest Behemoth Incorporated raygun. I see it to be a space pirate's pistol or something of that sort.
When I go searching for raygun parts, I always search for three main components. There is the body, the barrel, and the handle. I never go into a new project with a structure in mind. If I did, I would be limiting myself to something that I don't have and could easily pass up on a truly remarkable piece. In this gun, the body is made of something like a vegetable strainer/steamer. The barrel was a candle stick holder and the handle was an oil spout. What I really enjoyed, however, was the fuel gauge that I converted over to a Behemoth Inc. gauge. It is a bit similar to the one in my last post. As you can see, safe is "NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT." Caution is "HOLD YOUR HORSE'S." And danger is "CALL MOM."
I had some trouble with the handle at the beginning. I had to hack saw a few things off in order for it to look nice and slender. Unfortunately, I ended up with a gaping hole at the front of the handle, so I had to cover it up some how. As you can see, I used some sort of plumbing nozzle to cover it up. I had to do some minor tweaking in order for it to fit well, which it did. 

Lastly, the barrel. Like I said, it is from a candle stick holder which I found at a thrift store. The repeating rings give it a nice touch, I think. If you had no barrel, there would be no death! The whole gun is held together by a threaded rod. 
The perforated end of the body has a nice retro touch. I don't have this one for sale yet, but you can still check out my Etsy. Thanks for viewing!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Chuck Norris's BB Gun and Robots

This raygun actually had a lot of small details that most people wouldn't notice. Specifically the gauge. It's easy to think, "Oh look! A small little thermometer thingy." But I actually had to get a ladies wristwatch and take out the face. I then replaced it by a homemade gauge face and ground off the pegs where the leather straps were with an angle grinder. Can't have your trusty sidearm blowing up in your face; you need to know if it is overheating or not!
Another detailed piece that I did was the emitter at the end. While most of it is covered up by the brim on tea candle holder, I wanted to make sure the gun would be very intricate. These pulse emitters are guaranteed to give you the maximum wave frequency you need!

On the left side of the gun, I had something that I think I am going to call "exposed mechanics." I drilled multiple holes and then basically screwed in springs. I don't know how you would go about protecting your home without some good old fashioned electricity running through your emitter.  Also noted, the trigger guard (wall clamp) secured the handle to the body and added a "fuller" look to the actual gun. I really like the way it turned out, needless to say.
And on the opposite side, I just have a few screws tacked on their for some nice, pretty decorations for your deadly intergalactic raygun. A simple, yet industrial touch.

You can find this gun on my Etsy. And now for a separate, smaller project that I am working on right now. A few artists, such as Dan Jones with Tinkerbots and Andy Hill with Electro Artworks, make rayguns and robots. Due to the generosity of Gloria Burson of A Modern Glo, I have some pieces to make a bot of my own. Just a start, but I am excited to see the way it turns out!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

First Post, First Raygun!

1920's introduced us to the retro styled artwork that I have learned to love. Buck Roger's toy raygun sparked the mind of the young and restless to a time in the future of martians and space surfing.

One day whilst looking up Star Wars information on the internet, I happened upon a wonderful site and distributor of what now consumes most of my time. This site was home to a prop company named Weta, from New Zealand. Some of the artists from Weta assumed the alias of Dr. Grordbort and began making rayguns. However beautiful Dr. Grordbort's rayguns are, I cannot afford to spend $700 on each of them. At 18 miles per gallon on my 95' Lincoln Town Car, money runs pretty short here. It didn't really take me too long before I realized how bad I NEEDED if I couldn't buy one, then I had to make my own.
This was my first legitimate build. The body of this one is made from a lamp that I bought at a thrift store, using some of the scrounged up quarters from all the burrito runs to Taco Bell. The barrel of the gun is made out of an old candlestick. I found the CO2 canister on the ground in Memphis which would act as some sort of pressurizer if this raygun was actually functional. To my dismay, that technology is not available to us yet.

As far as the washers that are on the candlestick barrel; these were just leftover parts from previous projects. However, one of my favorite parts of the guns has to be the handle. It was made out of an LED flashlight that I got for my birthday and had no personal use for it. However, adding a filter onto the end and a brass piece over where the switch was, it turned into the perfect handle. I definitely think that the bold "LASER" inscription on it adds to the raygun's futuristic feel.
I am so pleased with the way this one came out! This gun, along with a couple others, are available for purchase on my Etsy account.