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#1 nerfa28

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:45 AM

Hey guys! Sorry I havn't been posting much but Ive been looking around and decided to mod my maverick. I think you'll like how it turned out...Posted Image
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImageThe performance is not all that great but good for close range as a side arm... ( A really freakin cool lookin' sidearm!!!) tell me what you think!
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#2 Ubermensch

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:54 AM

It's pretty cool, but I'm getting tired of all of these fucking steampumk mavs.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 08:12 AM

I agree with Ubermensch, it looks good, but can't we be a little more original and not do Steampunk anymore?
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 08:13 AM

This is lame cyberpunk at best. For one, it's grey. No brass, no copper, no old parts, and no clockwork. There's a plastic tube on it. That's it. and you made it "pepperbox." Take a look at some classic steampunk stuff before you claim what you've done is in the same realm.
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#5 Brunta

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 08:28 AM

I agree with zaphodB. This isn't really steampunk. Take a look at some of the other steampunk themed guns. Try repainting this one to look more like those.

Funny, I'm finishing up my steampunk gun today. I hope you guys will be able to stomach another steampunk gun if I post it.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:59 AM

There is *nothing* steampunk about it. Not that that's a bad thing these days with so many people slapping clock parts on a gun and declaring it steampunk. But, the paintjob sucks too.

Starting a topic with the title you did is just asking for trouble, you know. I could forgive it if you were Direct Threat (even though it would make even him sound like a douche) but this... Yuck.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:58 AM

It's fugly but hey, you have to destroy at least one mave to learn how to mod it properly.

And one more thing, sticking a tube out of one side and into another and painting one side shiny and the other darkish doesnt make it steam punk.

Research.

.......I am done... yeah....
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:24 PM

In future: Don't try to up-sell your work with excessive use of adjectives. The item in question also does not live up to any of the ones used.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:33 PM

My impession was that you had interrupted your Maverick while it was making sweet, sweet love to a vacuum cleaner...
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#10 Bomberman

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:46 PM

I'm sorry, but overrall, this sucks. Figuratively, and literally. It looks like it was a shopvac's aborted baby..
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QUOTE(silentsnipe) View Post

It's not like that. I put lube on it and its the same. Its just stuck. And when I cock it back it goes farther back then usual. Also I push as hard as I can and it wont go back in. I've tried the methods and they wont work. Also pics are up.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:47 PM

Wow, the first thing I thought of when I saw this mod was all the aircraft models I used to build when I was like 8 years old (8 year olds dude). The ones with all the bent parts and sloppy, inch thick Testors paint job. Now looking back I realize it was all a learning experience, and a good one at that. Now on the other hand I didn't go posting on forums saying how awesome they were. The lesson to be learned here is that you shouldn't go sharing something, or calling it awesome when you're just starting out (which you pretty obviously are). Work in the shadows for a few months and see what everyone else is working on. Read up on other peoples mods/experiences , build up some general craftsmanship skills, come up with a good plan of what you want to do and go nuts. That is the guide to making a great mod.

Also, look up what steampunk is, that sir is not steampunk. More like vacuumpunk

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#12 serpent sniper

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:30 PM

Let me offer some advice. I'm no Professor Shagnasty, but I've made a good money from my two guns. If OS1 were here, he'd say the same thing.

PREP WORK! The key is prep work.

This gun was clearly not prepped. The glue and most noticeably the paintjob are well, at best very rudimentary. If you took some time, sanded the warnings and logos off, sprayed a smooth coat of primer, and planned out your design, it would be much better.

To me, it looks like you had no real plan of attack. You thought on a whim to make a "steampunk" gun and then did it in an hour. I plan my guns out. I draw an initial sketch. Then I go out and look for parts. When I have a selection of cosmetic add-ons, I draw the gun again, reflecting the parts that I have.

Second, you need to plan your paintjob. You need to decide on a color palette that works. I recommend 3 or 4 colors. Pick one to be the main color, one or two for the other parts, and one for the accents. This white or grey color is not really associated with steampunk. Try something gold, bronze, brass, copper, silver, gunmetal, or even wood. These are the kinds of colors that are what make something steampunk. Remember, steampunk is the alternative reality where modern technology is created through Victorian means. Think about what something from the Victorian era is made of. Some kind of metal or wood.

Lastly, if you're doing cosmetic mods, you need to think of aesthetics. Maybe the gun looks awesome to you, if so then you've succeeded. Personally, I find it very unbalanced. The barrels look small and offset in comparison to the body of the gun. You've taken away a lot on the front, while adding a lot to the back. This is what creates this unbalance. I suggest making the back smaller. You could shorten the grip, sand down the slide, making it a nite-mav would also work. The hose is a good touch. If you took the time to glue it more evenly, and with less glue, it would work fairly well. I would definitely lose the spring on top. It looks silly. I know what you were trying to go for, some type of wire coil, and you're right, that would look cool, but if you want a wire coil, make one. It's not hard, and would go a long way to improve looks. A spring just isn't really a good stand-in.

I would highly recommend practicing. Maybe not on guns though, that could be costly. I am able to paint guns well because I have a slew of warhammer miniatures that I've painted. Most of them suck, but you learn from experience. I don't want to come off as a know-it-all self-important asshole. I just want to offer you some advice to expedite your learning experience.

To sum things up:
Practice painting
Practice designing
Prepare properly
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:48 PM

Holy fuck!

WTF are you talking about you haven't been posting much? This is your first post. And DAMN! you should throw that away and try again. Steampunk it is not. Just because its "different" doesn't make it steampunk. Try to get a slight grasp of what things mean before you claim to have made something of the genera.

Edited by Blacksunshine, 06 August 2008 - 05:48 PM.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:11 PM

You know, more and more I'm thinking this guy must be a troll. I have a hard time believing anyone would title a post the way they did and then show us...that.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 11:38 PM

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Edited by AJZ, 13 July 2014 - 06:05 PM.

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#16 zaphodB

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:12 PM

I feel really bad for this kid now. He may have been 13 or something, and posted this because it was the best he could do, and we all ganged up on him for not being amazing. I mean, the gun still sucks, but he still just has one post. I hope he didn't kill himself over this or something.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:53 PM

I feel really bad for this kid now....I hope he didn't kill himself over this or something.


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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:31 PM

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#19 zaphodB

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 05:11 PM

I feel really bad for this kid now....I hope he didn't kill himself over this or something.


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