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!