Sunday, January 20, 2013

SP Weaponry

Many of my friends know my love for weapons - swords, knives, guns and sonic screwdrivers.  Steampunk has given me an outlet there as well!  Here is my first SP pistol.  Not what I had planned, but a start.  The original light source I was going to use required too many batteries for the size of the piece. It's lighted with a flashlight.  I plan on planning a large rifle-like SP piece with sound and flashing lights next.

A stash of tools and parts I happen to have around the house, the mad scientist workshop has begun.  Being it's too cold to hit the workshop in the garage, the dining room table has been transformed and taken over.

The pieces parts.  

Using some stained glass techniques with foil tape and a soldering iron, the glass pieces are put together to form a tube. They are then stained with a green glass stain.  

Copper pipe and elbows make the rest of the barrel, partly wrapped in leather, with various pipe pieces running through. One holds the long, thin flashlight.  Pipe pieces wrapped in a brass sheeting also make the base for the stock. 

The finished piece with plenty of steampunk decor and wire.  I also used some old telescope filters I had scrounged years ago for the sight, which is a brass pipe piece.  Leather for the handle. A small clock face and hand on the sight always lets me know when it's tea time. 

The other side.