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Brass Blaster by CaelynTek Brass Blaster by CaelynTek
This is the first of two "Blasters" I'm converting/painting for my Steampunk costume. At the top you see the gun in it's original form next to the gun just after I started on the metallic.

Two of these toy guns cost me 12 dollars shipped from Think Fast Toys [link]

I first saw this gun in the gallery of a user of Steampunk Empire: [link]

The gun is slightly smaller than most would like, but I have small hands so it fits me ok. This would not be the best gun for someone with large hands.

Metallic finishes achieved using AMACO Rub n Buff.

The book and spy glass are purchased items and are used here only as props for the photo of the new pistol.

To see even prettier photos of this blaster go here [link]
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gollumsalterego Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Ah-HA! I've seen this pistol modified by some locals but none could really tell me where to get them. Only answer was "7/11" but that doesn't help me. Good on you. If I'm gonna take the time to color-mod ANY toy gun it has to be damn pretty to start with and this fits the standard.
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes it does work quite well for a Victorian era prototype. :) I still have that second one unpainted... gonna have to do it one of these days and sell it. (Already sold the first one)
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gollumsalterego Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
It just takes awfully well to steampunk. It is just the right balance between reality and fantasy.
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MikiyoOo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great preparation, dude! <33
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ChelseaWinklepicker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
I love seeing 'before and after' types of shots. This is truly fantastic! A beautiful job.
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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:icongolhx:
GOLHX Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student General Artist
another good one!" you're like the midas of steampunk hahaha everithing you touch tranforms into an amazing steampunk piece!"
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well I don't know about that, but thanks anyway :)

I wish I had to tools and skills to work with real brass instead of plastic. :)
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GOLHX Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student General Artist
that would be nice!" u
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Tower43 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Hiya, lovely paint job you had done with your gun, I'm wondering what material did you use to paint for the edges? (e.g. the black parts)
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wait.. are you talking about the all black parts or the black in the crevasses of the metallic parts? If the latter, that is just the black primer coat showing through.
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks

The gun was primed with black spray paint, then after all the metallics were added the black was touched up with a brush and Vallejo Game Colors acrylic black paint.
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Tower43 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
ah I see thankyou for the info :)
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pukukurin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a nice piece, and to think it used to be a rainbow-colored kids toy, i would have never guessed! RubnBuff reall is a great medium to use for cheap, yet effective steampunk pieces. :meo
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marquiswyld Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! - like the contrast between the black and copper expecially.

BTW, the rub & buff paint is it acrylic or oil based?

:thumbsup:
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Rub n Buff is wax based. It's basically a soft wax infused with metalflake. This is why you don't always want to use spray clear coat to seal it. You CAN use spray clear coat, but the propellant in spray clear coats can dissolve the wax to an extent, and make it look different. (If your looking for a weathered look that may be fine).

On this particular gun I used a brush on clear coat made by the same company as Rub n Buff, and it worked great. You can see more views of this finished gun here [link]

On my Goggles version 3 [link] I used a spray clear coat.
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marquiswyld Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thought that might be the case - TBH, when it comes to varnish I always get a good quality decorating odour-free type you get in tins and I always brush it on (I could get an air brush - but varnish is a bit too thick to work well like that, plus quick drying stuff like that can easily screw up the mechanism).

The main reason is this stuff is usually way more economical to buy in larger tins than the 'craft' counterpart (despite being pretty much the same acrylic varnish).... and as you say, much of the propellant in spray cans can really screw up the finnish on many paints - especially metallics.
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ariscene Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   General Artist
Nice gun!
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GwagDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
That is to cool, what kind of gun is that orignally? Makes me want to make one
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GwagDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
ph wait, I didn't read the description. Ha!
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