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Steampunk Pistol w Laser Sight by DrJubal Steampunk Pistol w Laser Sight by DrJubal
My latest creation, the Gaslight Gun! A tiny gas lantern rests atop a small chamber, with two loupes to focus the light. One loupe is a beam focuser, the other is a ruby, which makes the 'dot' appear red. A small wired switch ignites the lamp and the loupes focus the beam down to a small red dot, showing you exactly where your weapon is aimed.

This is a modified Nerf Maverick with a decorative embellishment along the bottom. The 'gas cannister' is an airsoft laser site, and the lenses are jeweler's loupes. The small lamp is exactly that, one designed for a dollhouse.
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k-a-m-a-r-i-a Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous! May I ask you where you got the embellishment? I'd really like to do something similar with my gun!
DahliaOfFrivolity Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
awesome job! i love the laser pointer idea! =D what'd you make the embellishment out of and how did you attach both the laser and embellishment?
PaulaKersey Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Simply pefect!
DrJubal Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thank you SO much!
imaginarymagdalena Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Oh. My. Goddess. Amazing. You are amazing. I want one.
DrJubal Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
I can make that happen... and thank you!
imaginarymagdalena Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
How?! Will it cost me a million dollars? xoxo
YoureGrounded Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Wow, this is very well made! I am currently working on one now, using a different model of nerf gun, and it is not cooperating as well as I had hoped. Nice effect with the color blotching, i just used a little sandpaper to give it the weathered look. Yours is far better than mine though, well done sir!
AUTODECEPTITRON Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Nice colors. Did you use shellac on it as well?
DrJubal Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
A matte finish clear coat, but yes.
Nocturnal-Absence Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
dthat is freaking awesome. How did you do that thing with the leather on the handle?
I'm modding a Steampunk Maveric and want to use the idea.
DrJubal Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Thanks! You literally just cut a butterfly shape out of leather (you can usually by small pieces at leather shops or craft stores) and glue it directly to the gun. Before cutting it out of the leather, I made a pattern out of fabric that I placed over the sunken area of the grip (if you look at your Maverick, you'll see that there's a separated area that has little nubs all over it) and then traced out the shape. Then I cut out the leather, rolling the edge of the leather under after stretching it over the grip so that it ended up with a finished edge.
Nocturnal-Absence Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Sweet as, dude. thanks. It's a great idea and I'll give it a shot.
DeltaSniper Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Looks almost exactly like two lines of Nerf gun the Toys-r-Us I work at sells.
DrJubal Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
That's because it is!
freckletan128 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
what did you use on the grip? I have been doing some research on these and I love what you have done with the grip
DrJubal Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
You just cut a butterfly shape out of a piece of garment leather the same size as the grip and use an industrial epoxy resin to glue it into place.
Du-Da Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
This really looks good.
I found it on Google search and then realized that it actually was a deviation from deviant art...
I've got a little favor to ask, I want to use this image in one of my university assignments where we have to select an image of an actual model and then re-render it and I was wondering if I have the permission to use this image?

DrJubal Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Of course you may, thank you for asking.
Du-Da Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for permission but since I got your response a bit too late, I had to use another image from the same design...
Thanks anyway...
thedrew Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Time Very well spent, it shows. Many Nerf Maverick steampunk guns but this is by far my favorite I have come across!
Patty1234 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Student Photographer
Wow, that's fantastic! You obviously put a lot of time and effort into that. I'm steampunking a few things for my art A level; hoping to do a pistol eventually - I have an old plastic blunderbuss type thing that I think will do the job :D
i'll be sure to send you a link once they're all finished and I've uploaded photos. :)
Trine29 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Oh please tell me which rub'n buff color you used for this copper tone! I've been ramming my head against a wall with acrylic metallics that are just not the right color. I'm painting an airzooka for a steampunk costume.

I looked up rub'n buff but the copper I saw spanish copper only and it looked much darker than yours...
DrJubal Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
I use a combination of the antique gold and the red 'Spanish' copper.
metalheadkomik Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009   General Artist
kinda weird for a gun , but awesome :)
ChloJoceyCom Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful job on this!! I am working on making my own and i was wondering what kind of paint you use for it? If you airbrush it then what kind of paint would you use if you didn't airbrush? I have asked a few people and each answer is different. I'm just trying to find out what the best product would be. Again amazing job!!

DrJubal Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
I actually paint the base in a flat black, then I use the rub n buff metallic wax to give it that real metal finish. I then blot the entire thing with other dark colors to give it texture. I am going to do a tutorial soon. And thank you!
AvatarKiba Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
I've seen a lot of Mavericks like this, and I have just one question: what exactly is 'steampunk'?
Lady-Aerowyn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Steampunk is the concept of modern technology seeping into previous centuries.

It's kind of like... Victorian clothing and lifestyle but with modern technology like guns, that are possibly powered by the technology of the time--steam.

It'd be like them having a computer that ran on a steam/gear/pulley system. Sort of like that.
rgeiss Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
actually its about if in the victorian age we discovered this beforehand.
bdunn1342 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008   General Artist
That is a thing of beauty. Very nice work.
DunkelSchlumpf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
The paintjob looks like it took a lot of time to do.

I especially like the ornament on the underside of the barrel and the brushed look of the paint.

Bloody well done. :+fav:
DrJubal Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Thank you very much! Yeah, there is definitely a lot of time in this one, but I think it was worth it.
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