This is a tutorial on how to make your own steampunk gun. It’s not an incredibly difficult endeavor, but I’ve tried to include enough pictures and explanations to walk you through the process. It took me about a week to create the first one (I’m a perfectionist), and then a couple hours each to make subsequent ones.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1- PVC pipe. The diameter of this pipe is up to you, but it shouldn’t be too thin or too thick. It also should’t be so long that it’s unwieldy. I used 3/4″ diameter pipe that was 3′ long, but it depends on your design. You can get this in the plumbing section of Home Depot or any other hardware store for about $3 per 10′ section.
The PVC pipes I used were:
PVC Cap 3/4″x1-1/2″ (this fits over the back of the gun)
PVC End Cap 3/4″x1-1/2″ (this will fit over the tip of the gun and hold everything together)
PVC Elbow 3/4″x90º (the elbow pieces were for attaching two sections of pipe together)
Steampunk is the combination of two things: Victorian aesthetics and Punk, or industrial, technology. The term comes from the practice of “steam punking” or steam-powered technology.
This is a brief tutorial on how to make your own Steampunk gun. It is not as difficult as it may seem, and can be done with materials found in any hardware store.
Tutorial:* You will need a length of PVC pipe, about 18 inches long and an inch thick.* Two PVC T’s (or Y’s)* A piece of wood for the handle* Some brass fittings* Some screws* A base plate for the handle (this means you won’t have to make holes in the actual handle)* PaintBrass fittings are used for plumbing, so look around your house for small brass tubes and pipes. They should be about 1/4 inch in diameter and about 6 inches long.You can find them at most hardware stores but they are a little expensive since they are used for plumbing and come in packs of ten or more.Find a screw that fits into the brass tubing, this will be where you attach your trigger mechanism.* You will need a fuse or some other kind of firing mechanism.* You will also need paint to decorate it. If you
Hi there. How are you doing today? I hope that you are doing well and that the day has been going great for you. I am starting a new blog because I have had many people ask me how I made my steampunk gun so they can make their own. So here it is. It is my very first tutorial on making your own steampunk gun, so please bare with me if it is not perfect.
So here we go!
What you need:
Good Glasses: It needs to be almost bullet proof and will take a lot of stress.
Solder and Soldering Iron: This is the main part that holds everything together and makes it sturdy enough for you to use in battle!
Steampunk Gun Design: You can find one on the internet or if you want to make your own that is fine too, as long as it looks good.
Shoe Polish: This will be what you use to color the gun. I used a metallic one so mine would look like brass but regular shoe polish works too.
Rubber Band: You will need this to hold your bullets in place at the top of your gun where they will be loaded into it.
Tinning Snips: These are used to cut off any extra metal
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that incorporates elements of technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”, in a future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.
Steampunk perhaps gives us an insight into the nature of the world by presenting the past on which it is based as alien, and showing us how people in the present might imagine their future to be. In this way it may be seen as a form of retrofuturism.
One way for steampunks to express themselves artistically is through mechanical devices created from found objects. Next we will look at some examples of steampunk art and how you can make your own.*
Steampunk is a genre of SF that imagines what airships, corsets and steam power would have looked like if they had been invented before computers, jet engines and genetic engineering. But what if you’re not an artist? Fear not! With the right tools and a little know-how, you too can create your own steampunk masterpiece.
Steampunk is a term that has recently been adopted by the fashion industry, but it originally came from science fiction. It refers to an alternate historical reality in which the culture’s inventions and technology are steam driven, or work on similar principles (although there are some who argue that this is actually “dieselpunk” or “gothicpunk”, but never mind). In such a world we might ride around in dirigibles, have our clothes made of brass gears and corsetry instead of latex and leather, and read books on old-fashioned steam-driven computers.
So let’s get started!
The first step is to gather your materials. These include a quarter inch thick piece of plywood, a frame that can be screwed onto the plywood (I used a piece of track from an old train set), two screws and two screw nuts to secure the frame, four rubber bands, and a clothes pin. The clothes pin will act as a trigger for the weapon.
To make this gun, start by constructing the base for the weapon by screwing the frame into the plywood. Once you have done this, put on one rubber band around the top of the frame and another around a quarter inch down the side of it.
Once you have these in place, use your clothes pin to attach them together by putting it through both bands. Make sure that you have both bands under tension when you do this so that you get a good seal.
The next thing that you need to do is to attach the barrel of your gun. To do this, take your rubber bands and stretch them out over the end of your gun’s barrel to form a circle with your barrel in it. Then take each side of your circle and pull it towards you until they are lying flat against either side of your gun’s barrel. Put one end of one band around your screw nut
The range of the pistol is about 20 meters (about 65 feet), so it’s not for long distance shooting. You can, however, easily load it with different types of ammunition. The bullets are made of steel wire and there is also a special plastic bullet with a magnet inside of it. This is the one that you can use to put holes in metal containers like tin cans or buckets.
Cut out 1 piece of cardboard from A4 size paper. Cut it in half lengthwise. Then fold one piece into a rectangle and the other into a square.
Drawing 1 shows how to draw your pistol on the piece of cardboard, using the lines shown in Drawing 2 as a guide for drawing the details. When drawing, don’t forget to leave space for the trigger mechanism and hold (see Drawing 3).
Cut out the shapes drawn on Drawing 4, making sure that you cut carefully along all the marked lines. Fold along all the marked lines on Drawing 5 and glue together Drawing 6 to make the pistol’s handle. Glue two pieces of wire to each side of this handle as shown in Drawing 7 and 8. Make sure that they are glued properly by pulling them apart and gluing them back together again several times until they don’t come