Ray Gun Show Off Thread!

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BrundelFly

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tmax

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Unfortunately I don't remember any details about the guy - I don't know that I even knew his real name. What I do have a record of though is the name "Doctor Stears" and some photos of several other pieces that he created - he even sent along a mini CD with those photos.

So was that a one-off, or did he do a run of them?

Great pieces BrundelFly (y)
 

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mugatu

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I love all the rayguns everyone. This is probably a dumb question but as several of these are partly found parts, do these weigh a ton?
 

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tmax

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I love all the rayguns everyone. This is probably a dumb question but as several of these are partly found parts, do these weigh a ton?

Some do. The metal ones especially. Weta's Dr.Grordborts metal guns are super heavy!

@builders: most of them are made from hair dryers and drilling machines, right?

Hair dryers, drills, engine timing guns, toys and scratch-built machines parts. The possibilities are pretty much endless. (y)
 

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Uridium

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Here's one I finished a couple weeks ago with lights and sounds...

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Hi tmax , really enjoying looking at your (and the others here) builds. Have a quick question, can you share a brief description of how you got the lighting working on this build.

You have inspired me to you build my own Ray-Gun from an old drill and I wanted to add some lighting.

Cheers!!!
 

tmax

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the DOCTOR

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Rayguns, eh? Well, my first one from many years ago, was the Trubshaw, made from EMA/Plastruct domes and offcuts, went 'BRRRZAP!' and lit up:

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Then came the Steam Pistol, a projectile weapon, using sulphuric acid and water as propellant, firing either round or cube bullets, like the Puckle Gun:

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Two magazines, pump to prime, and an antique cutlery canteen for a box:

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The pistol itself is made from acrylic wine and champagne glasses, brass, hardwood, and bits from the bits box.

First rifle, the Thunderbuss, a sonic fowling piece:

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Mainly Plastruct tube (a local model shop had a going out of business sale), built on a rook rifle stock, more brass, bits of plastic vase, and this one lights up, and is waiting for the guts of a Minion fart gun to be added.

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Then I got asked by a famous author of far-fetched-fiction to make his wife a raygun, she, being known as Lady Raygun, got a raygun called the "Lady Raygun Lady's Raygun":

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The brief was "A feminine looking pistol with a nice box", which wasn't a double entendre (I think):

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Made from acrylic baubles, acrylic vase parts, acrylic sheet and an acrylic glass:

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I was subsequently asked to build a pistol for the aforementioned author, which became the COMMODORE:

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More acrylic baubles, and a working plasma ball, again, with an antique box, and accessories:

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Turned wooden handle, made to look like a belaying pin, in keeping with the nautical theme:

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Another commission, based on the Lady Raygun, for a gentleman in the us, as a Christmas gift from his wife:

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Actually have some better in progress shots for this one:

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My other rifle, inspired by WETA's Pomson 3000:

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The stock has a faux Bakelite finish, or "Fakelite", as I like to call it. ;)

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This one is mainly stainless steel kitchenware, and came about because of a piece of 25mm MDF in the bin at work, which became the stock:

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Most recently, I've been working on this:

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...which may or may not be the thrower from a 1930s Dieselpunk take on the Ghostbusters Proton Pack:

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Well, that's all I can think of for now...
 

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