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#1 Groove

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 09:59 PM

I just got this link from a friend over AIM, and needless to say I was pretty blown away:

http://gizmodo.com/3...on-someones-ass

I'm not one for prop making or LARPing for that matter, but I can't help but tip my hat to this guy. As with most props, all this fancy-schmancy stuff won't help the range...but let's face it, it's damned cool looking.


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Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:02 PM

Yeah, that things pretty awesome, it's also on ebay selling for like 250$.
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:07 PM

That Is retarted.
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:09 PM

That is pretty sweet, even though I don't really know what "steampunk" is, but it looks good.
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:21 PM

Though I don't really think highly of LARP and steampunk in general, this is a sick Longshot.

I'd love to ask the maker if it has any internal mods to increase range.
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#6 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:30 PM

I give this guy credit to no end on the whole paintjpb and detailing and all the new parts added to it.

But can someone please tell me what the hell is steampunk.
Its pissing me off.
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#7 ChiliPepperFender

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:32 PM

According to Dictionary.com.

Main Entry: steampunk
Part of Speech: n
Definition: a genre of science fiction set in Victorian times when steam was the main source of machine power; also written steam-punk
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:32 PM

I had no idea what the hell steampunk was either. Here's wikipedie-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk

The bidding for this is up to $455!
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:33 PM

Steampunk is a style that is based on an alternate future, if plastic or the combustion engine wasn't invented, so everything is made of metal or wood, and runs on steam power. Sounds kind of stupid, but the stuff looks really cool.
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:53 PM

Yeah I saw this gun on Ebay when trying to see if Angel posted his Lancer yet. It does look sweet. Definitely a showpiece. With that said, it's worthless to most of us other than to have a cool gun to look at. I'm a little surprised at the talent of the artist and why they haven't joined our ranks.

Just to point out, that one website that was debuting the Vulcan with the Amer. Gladiators, if you looked at some of their other stuff, the steampunk stuff shows up again.
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Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:07 PM

^ Easy: Steampunk followers are more interested in the aesthetic side of modding. The functional aspect of modding only comes into play when re-imaging a device that requires electronic parts to be repositioned and modified for the device to work (example, a keyboard re-imaged as a brass and wood tyepwriter). Their goal is to retain full functionality of the device while giving it a Victorian-era look.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 01:16 AM

Utterly ridiculous. Not really in a good way.
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 03:08 AM

I don't even know if this guy is making money on selling it @ $255 right now. The weird button control thing he has is made from a halo 3 legendary edition stand. That alone is $100+ right there and I can't even imagine how much he put into getting those gauges and things.


*Edit: Whoa nevermind it sold for freakin $455 thats insane

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 03:26 AM

I thought the stand looked familiar. I wonder how much it cost to actually make..
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:47 AM

I used to be obsessed with steampunk.



What I liked more was the "clarinet gun" that was linked to on that page.
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 06:57 AM

I'm confused, does it actually use steam power to fire?
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 07:01 AM

I'm confused, does it actually use steam power to fire?


No. I'm not sure if it even fires at all. Its a prop.

And, why do i have a feeling the title on the link suggests people to shove it up peoples arses?
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 07:46 AM

Check these out too.
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 09:22 AM

Woah, that looks like something straight out of Bioshock.
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 11:12 AM

I have yet to figure out why people think that painting something a brass or bronze color and maybe aging the paint makes it steampunk. Steampunk is just the newest buzzword for selling shit on ebay. Neither of the 2 pistols just posted even vaguely resemble anything out of the Victorian Steampunk era, nor does any other nerf gun, with the exception of one heavily modified razorbeast I've seen. That first longshot posted shows off nice painting skills, and good attention to color selection, but IMHO, doesn't bear any resemblance to a steampunk weapon at all. The longshot is just a poor choice to use for this subject matter.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 12:27 PM


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Posted 26 April 2008 - 01:13 PM

Yes, that's deffinately steampunk. I went through a phase where I was really into steampunk a few months back, and considered making a steampunk longshot. I ended up making a half-assed version, because I realized midway through the project that The longshot shell looks way to modern to do anything steampunk with. Cyberpunk, a la fa24's lancer, lends itself much better to the gun. (The lancer isn't entirely cyberpunk, but it's relatively close.)
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 01:46 PM

Okay, so people make things look old by painting it and adding copper/brass piping + some random nobs/chains/shit? Kinda weird if you ask me. Cool looking, but weird.

Anyways, that longshot looks pretty intense in any case.
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 02:24 PM

Nerf Longshot: $20
Random Pipeing and Knobs: $10
Paint: $15
Getting someone to buy it for $450: Priceless.

Screwing people over is priceless, for everything else theres Mastercard.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 03:16 PM

As for the legendary know thing, he either bought it off of someone who busted it or had bought the legendary edition and didn't feel like keeping it. Most likely bought it on eBay, and just checked, there's someone selling the whole thing for $35. Wow I can't believe I bought it for $120 when it first came out.

Nerf Longshot: $20
Random Pipeing and Knobs: $10
Paint: $15
Getting someone to buy it for $450: Priceless.

Screwing people over is priceless, for everything else theres Mastercard.



MMMMHm...

Edit: My god he even painted the darts...

Edited by OfAllTheNerf, 26 April 2008 - 03:23 PM.

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