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Steam Pistol by Waileem Steam Pistol by Waileem
A paper-made steam punk style pistol. The green vial is the fuel/power source for the pistol, while the cartridge/magazine is just little iron slugs. Each clip contains 4 rounds.

I know it doesn't have the traditional steam punk design, its not shiny or polished - but I was thinking, not everyone in the steam punk universe can afford the expensive looking, polished brass and ivory inlay guns - what about the grunts, the cannon fodder soldiers? Well, this is the first in a series of gritty-style steam punk weapons for the average soldier - banged-up, damaged, and field-repaired. The guns are handed from soldier to soldier, repaired over and over, hence the battered and patch-work appearance.

This was my first, hence the crummy design...hoping to do better in the my next few designs.

Made with project/bristol board - the kind students use for high-school science fair projects. After construction, it was painted with a blend of white glue and black paint for structural reinforcement color, then dry-brushed with silver paint. The glass vial is general for holding vaccines and various substances for injections, and can be purchased at your local surplus/medical supply shop. Total cost of construction, about $4.

Critiques, comments, and tips definitely appreciated!
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Goblineye Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
I LIKE IT!

Unconditionally. I like it!

I ESPECIALLY like the IDEA of it... I like everything about it.

This is a FANTASTIC concept and I think you did a great job of executing it! Keep it up! MAKE LOTS MORE!!!

Never throw this one out.. no matter how far you may go in whatever direction.... this is a masterful piece and it shows a kind of understanding and a way of thinking that goes well beyond the norm.. even in this creative genre!
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Waileem Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
lol, that is very generous praise :)

I have a newer steam punk style gun I've made recently, check it out :)
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