Pcoz's Steam Punk Flint Gun


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Hey Guys, I took a short break from my X-wing build to work on a quick steam punk gun for my wife's Christmas party this year.

They always do a themed party and this year is masquerade...so why not twist it up a little and do something steam punk ?

I'm completely new to this genre, so I had to do a little research first before I started.

Here's the build:

Started with a $3 toy flint gun left over from the Spirit Store after Halloween. I gathered a bunch of random things from the garage including a pressure gauge.


Small bottle lid screwed to the gun and piping attached. Although I didn't have a reason for some of this, I wanted the greeblies to at least look purposeful.

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The gears were from Amazon...$6 for a bag of 100 or so...and they're metal too.

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Once I had the main greeblies attached, it was time for a black prime coat....which would also be the finished base coat.


Switched my attention to the pressure gauge. Since the one I had was modern, I had to change the face and weather it. I took it apart, printed an appropriate 2" face to the period and hit it with some enamel and acrylic washes. finished with some gold rub n buff.

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Now back to the gun with the same approach. Rub N Buff on black paint is a wonderful pleasing experience....lol. This serve as the second of multiple coats f paint and washes to build up depth.

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That's it for now, I'll post the finished pic's soon.

Thanks for looking !


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So I bought some leather scraps and a few leather accessories from the local craft store. I hot glued the leather onto the gun and super glued any edges that may have flipped up.

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Added some straps the the sight and started weathering the leather with acrylic washes. Then I continued weathering in layers with enamel washes of green, blue, black to deepen the look.

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I think it turned out ok for a quick thrown together project. I'll post my Steam Punk Costume when complete....

Thanks for looking !