Ray Gun Show Off Thread!

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the DOCTOR

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Forgot this one: prop replica prototype for a range of figures called "Space Vixens":

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And this one, all made from parts found in charity shops, hence the name, "Help the Aged":

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Also made from charity shop bits, "Princess Alice":

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Yes, think that's it...
 

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mrwax

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Forgot this one: prop replica prototype for a range of figures called "Space Vixens":

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And this one, all made from parts found in charity shops, hence the name, "Help the Aged":

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Also made from charity shop bits, "Princess Alice":

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Yes, think that's it...

Those are all awesome, but that Space Vixens one is really beautiful.
 

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the DOCTOR

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Agreed! Your work is incredible.
the DOCTOR do you have any build pics for the Vixen prototype?

Unfortunately, I lost a lot of pictures in a hard drive crash, including the build pictures of this Raygun, from memory, the curved part of the shell was moulded in fibreglass over a former, the straight part was a piece of 3" drain pipe, the handle was layers of Chemiwood/Modelboard, and the emitter was a lathe turned piece of fast cast resin.
 

nicom1234

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All of these are amazing, so thanks for sharing! They look really fun to make too. Now I won't look at anything with a handle in quite the same way again :D
 

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Kobeque

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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...
The one with the working plasma ball... A thing of beauty. What an amazing collection!
 

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