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Steampunk Old Vic Ray Gun by buildersstudio Steampunk Old Vic Ray Gun by buildersstudio
Old Vic Steampunk Retro Ray Gun LIFE SIZE Science Fiction WOOD Replica

You can buy it at <[link]

The closest thing you will find to a "real, live ray gun," like in the old comics, movies, serials, and science fiction stories. These are a part of my "Retro Tech" series made out of wood (of all things) which gives them a cool look and feel -- kind of like an old toy, or a curios piece made my an olde worlde craftsman of a previous century, or maybe even Santa...

I love making these!

One of the earliest known and widely respected ray guns from the beginning of the "Steampunk Wars" oh, so long ago... Old Vic is a cherished classic. So called with humor AND respect after Queen Victoria and the unusually active part she played in those dastardly times (little known today!). As most of the early models she had but one "function" as there were no controls; like the old gunpowder firearms you simply pointed and pulled the trigger! A dual primer set up allowed for firing at what would have been double the rate otherwise; they are connected to the main barrel body by two flexible, metal tubules. They ignited the ethereal gases and created a plasmotic blast of electrified heat with a terrible kickback! This one's a real beauty in design and function (it's rumored the old queen carried one herself!).

It's longest dimension is about 9 1/2" with the top only barrel length being about 7 1/2"!

This is a FULL, LIFE SIZE replica (or 1:1 scale finished model) all ready for display. I hope the pictures fully communicate the charm I am sure you will find in the final product when you have it in your hands. This ray gun is designed by me as an original, then painstakingly put together and made by hand from various woods and wood pieces, occassionally with other bits or materials (generally like 97-99% is wood). I paint and / or finish these with dark undertones and shading to highlight the details and then use layers of metallic and / or other coloring and finishes. I try to let just enough of the wood character, sometimes even the grain itself show through which I think adds a special dimension.
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devilturnip360 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nice design
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Dante8411 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
In the alternate universe year of 1773, Evil Thomas Edison asked himself: "How can I kill people without all of these pesky bullet wounds? As we all know, clothing is the most valuable substance on the planet, and blood is a real bitch to get out."
In his great wisdom, he sought out the inventor of death, Nikola Tesla, to help him with this dilemma, and combining his own brilliant illumination powers with Tesla's energy channeling devices, they eventually invented the Victorian Ray Gun.
The world was enslaved next week, and there was much tea to be had.
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Blazbaros Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*victorian brofist* wot wot
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Dante8411 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
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AlchemillaVulgaris Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like the old legs from my dinner table XD but none the less looks awesome and gives ideas XD
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Professor-Lysander Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Is it weird that I recognize almost all the parts you used? I used to work at a craft store for several years. Perhaps too long.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional
so very cool
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Foxfires Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You have been featured in my latest Steampunk article! [link] Add it to your favs if you like it! :hug:
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buildersstudio Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
Thanks for the support... I have to admit it's a new fav and I keep picking it up and blasting imiginary... Ok, so they're real, Globbermonsters!

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clockwork-zero Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008   Artisan Crafter
lovely finish. very rich colour!
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