|Finished Steampunk Gun|
Though this has nothing to do with magic, it was created as a prop for an upcoming photoshoot. It also acted as an exercise in creativity. It started out simply enough as a squirt gun that I found for $1.
I initially painted in in a flat black and then added the brass, copper and brown accents. The unfortunate thing was that the brass paint did not really cover as well as I would have liked, so the search is on for another brand of brass paint that will work. The copper was fantastic, though it too was my second attempt at copper.
|the original squirt gun|
The accessories that I added to it were just odds and ends that I had laying around. The front piece was made from the cap of a marker, along with beads and a nail. The back piece was an attachment to a broken hair trimming device and the gauge at the top was actually a kid's plastic ring that I took apart, painted and added the gauge image on the inside. All in all, I thought it turned out fairly well.
I'm working on a second steam punk gun which should be done later today or tomorrow at the latest. It too began as a squirt gun that cost $1.50 from a party store and was painted and had some accessories added to it. That gun is below along with the before image.
UPDATED: I just finished two more Rayguns based on the first one. They are the lower most picture.