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Tek Armory Custom - Westar 34 by CaelynTek Tek Armory Custom - Westar 34 by CaelynTek
A long time ago, in a place far far away (California, 1908) one of our Tek Scouts came across this beauty in a partially destroyed laboratory within dangerous distance of a large comet impact zone. It's original designer named it the "Westar - 34". According to documentation found at the lab, it was one of two like it in the world, meant for a gunslinger that was out of this world. Well when the engineers and artisans at the Tek Armory got a hold of it, we decided to make it look more like the work of art it is. Primarily constructed of brass, steel and ebony wood grips, we thought some silver filigree would also fit nicely with the design.
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Original is a Star Wars toy replica of Jango Fett's pistols. It makes blaster noises but has no lighting elements. Originally white and orange, I primed it black, then used AMACO Rub N Buff to make the metallic finishes, The filigree is made from cheap metal jewelry pieces.

I have one more that I'm still working on, when the second is finished they will be paired and either made into a dueling set, or I'll make a dual holster belt for them.
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Patrickc1193 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
JANGO WOULD BE PROUD!!!!!!!!!!
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks
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kaburninator Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
what kind of damage can this baby do?
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Anti-nutella Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the paint job on the handle. Nice job. 
I just finished my first gun and I used that same toy! It's crazy how different it can end up. :)
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks.
The handles actually have metal filigree on them that came from a mall store that sells 1 dollar necklaces and earrings. I glued them on before priming, then used rub-n-buff to make them silver, followed by black paint with a fine brush to touch up around them.

I definitely dig the physical modifications you made to yours. I always want to do those kind of mods, but I always end up just using filigree and focusing on the paint job. I am always worried that if I cut into the original too much, I'll ruin it.
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Anti-nutella Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Using the filigree like that is a great idea. It looks fantastic. 
 Thank you. I get worried about stuff like that too, actually getting myself to do anything on this gun was a bit of a struggle.  :) But when you play around with things, it can turn out pretty awesome.
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razzminis Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Cool gun :)
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap! This is the best paint job on plastic I've seen. I need to get my hands on some of that AMACO stuff. Where'd you buy it?
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh yeah, it's also important that you also buy AMACO All Purpose Sealer. Which is a brush on sealant that goes on milky and dries clear. Spray clearcoats dissolve the wax base of the Rub N Buff and can degrade the finish (unless you want that rough weathered look)
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They sell select colors of it at Michael's craft stores, you can sometimes find it at Hobby Lobby. But I've taken to just buying it from AMACO's website: [link]

The colors I used on this were Grecian Gold and Silverflake.
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Elkaddalek Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
dose it light up, or is it disigned for is looks :)
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, the gun came with a noisemaker circuit but no lights. Unlike many noise making toy guns though, the speaker is actually in the end of the barrel.
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SergeantSki Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
oooohhh, fun. I wants it @u@
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well then, come to the Steampunk Empire Symposium the last weekend in April and you can buy it (Two of them actually) from me in the Vendor hall. :)
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SergeantSki Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Where is this place?
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cincinnati, OH - Weekend of April 26th
[link]
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SergeantSki Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I WILL INVADE THIS PLACE!!! and do so with as much cash as I can bring, cuz spending like a maniac is inevitable.
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TheJugglingOctopus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Few store bought toy guns are transformed by "makers" very well in to steampunk. This is an exception . Well done , Sir!
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I so much like the ornamental engraving on it. The trigger guard is also absolutely elegant (and the weapon in general). Still, it looks sufficiently mechanical and lethal. Excellent work.
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks. :) Just to clarify, the trigger guard came that way. The only physical changes by me was the filigree and paint.
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angussky Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
This turned out very good indeed. I would have never thought to use those pistols, but now I look at it, they look very Steamish.
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah when I happened upon some prop makers website and saw this pistol, I thought he was making it for steampunk, then as I read the descriptions and saw they were from Star Wars I was very surprised. (I never paid much attention to Jango's weapons in the prequels) I immediately thought I should steampunk them.
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angussky Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Yea, but I will be honest, you kinda gave me the idea of trying to steam one out myself. lol
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TRUEvector Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so real! I wold rather piu-piu someone with that. Deffinetly! :)
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Brilliant!
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LandgraveCustoms Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Excellent job. Looks smashing.
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EBOTD Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It turned out great, i like how its really brass
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Shhh, it's not really brass :)
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EBOTD Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, could have fooled me :p
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The metallic finishes I can get with Rub N Buff are really nice. When using good lighting for photographs, I make it look pretty convincing :)
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