Monday, February 27, 2012
Weekend Project: Steampunk Guns
PS - It helps to play Professor Elemental's "Steampower" or at least belt out the theme song from "Flash Gordon" while you work on these. Flash! Aaah-aah!
1) Cheap water pistols and some tape - Tape up the parts you don't want to cover with the black matte paint. We put toothpicks in the barrels to keep them from being clogged, since we might actually want to USE the water pistols later. We taped the water chambers on two guns to leave them untouched in the final versions. We bought three guns in a pack for about $5 at Target.
5) Apply decorative elements - Our guns are plain for now, but you could dress yours up however you like, with gears, coils, leather wraps, or detailing. Have fun!