To make a steampunk gun, you will need: wood or plastic, a few nuts and bolts, rubber tubing, and a few other odds and ends. You can purchase the basics at an art or craft store. It’s best to have this stuff before you get started with the gun itself.
Example: how to make a steam-powered raygun:
Use wire to attach a steam cap from a teapot to the raygun body. Attach two small cone-shaped cups made out of tin foil to the steam cap. Put water in one of the cups. The steam will go through it and into the barrel of the raygun. It will shoot through the other cup (the muzzle.) Use rubber tubing and glue to attach the barrel to the raygun body.* Drill a hole in another part of the raygun body for attaching it to your arm or other prop.*
Next, use whatever materials you want to decorate your weapon. Paint them with appropriate colors if necessary.
Whew! If that seems like too much work for you, don’t worry; there are many other ways to make your own steampunk guns that take less time and skill.
There are many different ways to make a steampunk gun, and many different types of materials that can be used in the creation of a steampunk gun. There are makers who create them from scratch using their imagination, others use old model kits, and there are still others who use parts from other things like pens, clocks and toys. Whatever your choice may be, the first step is to choose a prototype.
In the world of Steampunk, you never know when you might have to shoot a zombie or fight evil. Maybe you’re a spy and need to protect yourself from villains, or maybe you’re a warrior in search of new weapons. Whatever your reason for building a gun, it’s important that it look good and be safe to fire.
Steampunk firearms are often pieces of art, but they still must fire projectiles. There are several different kinds of bullets one can use for this purpose (pellets, rubber bands, darts, etc.). I prefer using rubber bands because the bullets are cheap and easy to find. They can be bought at most fabric stores. I buy mine from Wal-Mart for about $1 per pack.
The process for building your gun is as follows:
1) Gather your materials:
• Pipe insulation (the color doesn’t really matter)
• Heat shrink tubing (I usually get black)
• Rubber bands (at least three)
• Hacksaw or other saw capable of cutting metal and PVC pipes
2) Cut the pipe insulation into 1″ wide bands
3) Use a heat gun on the heat shrink tubing until it’s soft enough to stretch over each end of the pipe insulation band. Be careful not
The steampunk genre is a unique and growing community in the land of sci-fi, fantasy and other genres.
One of the more popular aspects of this subculture is the creation of homemade firearms. This article will provide you with the basic information you need to create your own steampunk gun. It will also serve to give you an idea on how they are made and what you can do to make one yourself!
What is Steampunk?
Steampunk is an artistic movement whose adherents modify their existing technology to alter its aesthetic appearance, typically adding steam-powered embellishments.
This movement originated in the 1980s as a retro-futuristic response to increasing urban sprawl and industrialization. The term itself was coined by K. W. Jeter (author) who wrote a book entitled “Morlock Night”. Now, there are different types of steampunk artwork, from jewelry and clothing to household items and even music created by those partaking in this fascinating culture. There are even festivals that occur around the world that celebrate steampunk artisans and their craft. Some may argue that steampunk has finally reached the mainstream with the release of popular movies like “Hugo” or “Wild Wild West”, but for now it still remains mostly underground and in
New to the world of Steampunk? This article will help you make a gun that is completely custom and unique. Guns are a popular piece of steampunk costume, and many people look for ways to make their creations stand out from the crowd.
The first step is to select your materials. Try to pick something that you have lying around your home or can easily acquire so you don’t have to spend too much money or time on it. An old hairbrush works great because it has all the parts you need: a handle, a barrel, and a spinning part. You may also want to consider using something like an umbrella with a wooden handle and brass fittings, as well as other pieces you may already have around the house.
Wrapping the hairbrush in duct tape is not just for looks; it will also provide a better grip for your fingers when firing it. If you have it, use silver tape to imitate the metal banding on a gun barrel. If not, wrapping the entire thing in silver duct tape will do nicely.
The next step is adding your curiosities. These are what make your creation unique! The curiosities can be anything from screws and gears to old watches and sea shells. Remember that these things should not be glued
The Steampunk movement is characterized by a love for Victorian-era technology, and a revulsion for the modern. So when it came time to build my first gun, I was in a tough spot. I wanted something that looked old, but worked like new. Something that would blow the minds of anyone who saw it, but didn’t require a degree in engineering to be built.
The answer to my problems was the Lincoln Cannon. This amazingly unique and robust design, developed by S&S Arms, is all the rage amongst airgunners these days, but has yet to make its way into the steampunk community. As an artist with great interest in both worlds, I have decided to do my part to change this sad state of affairs. The materials and tools you’ll need are:
As the steampunk genre grows in popularity, there are more and more people who want to craft their own steampunk items. This is a great thing, as it’s a wonderful way to learn about how things work, and to get a little bit closer to “steampunk” every day.