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Gizord1 05-26-2013 06:00 PM

Any steampunk/dieselpunk fans?
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While firearms are my biggest hobby, being a nerd is another. I like the steampunk genre/culture/hobby, and will hopefully create an entire outfit, one day.
Last night, I finished my first steampunk gun.
It's a nerf gun I got for 99 cents at a thrift store.

DrumJunkie 05-26-2013 06:36 PM


THe rear sight looks a little hard to use but over all it looks pretty cool.:)

DFlynt 05-26-2013 07:40 PM

Do you read the webcomic Girl Genius?

Gizord1 05-26-2013 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by DFlynt
Do you read the webcomic Girl Genius?

Never heard of it.

Gizord1 05-26-2013 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by DrumJunkie

THe rear sight looks a little hard to use but over all it looks pretty cool.:)

It actually is easy to use.
I had to drill out the center of the gear for it to work right.

KJG67 05-27-2013 12:50 AM

Sweet Nerf!! I have 4 or 5 of those around the house in non-Steampunk version :)

Now I have to go and put Clockwork Angels on in the background and grab the book and re-read it again...

DFlynt 05-27-2013 03:13 AM


Originally Posted by Gizord1 (Post 1258727)
Never heard of it.

Girl Genius is written and drawn by Phil and Kaja Foglio, it is in the steampunk genre (they call it "gas lamp fantasy) they've won 3 Hugo Awards for it. Pretty good stuff.

donthav1 05-27-2013 05:21 AM

i got one of those nerf guns for Christmas, seems everyone & their brother does something like that to them, I've seen a lot of images online of people making them more "real." the promo's for the movie "R.I.P.D." show Jeff Bridges & Ryan Reynolds using something that looks awfully similar to those.

it looks cool, but not exactly my style....right now...I might feel different about it in the morning :p

Axxe55 05-27-2013 05:24 AM

now i have to ask this, but what is steampunk?

Gizord1 05-27-2013 05:43 AM

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Originally Posted by axxe55
now i have to ask this, but what is steampunk?

Steampunk is a fairly new sci-fi/historical genre/culture that is based around the turn of the 20th century in Victorian Europe, or the West (though the western version isn't even close to the popularity of the Victorian style). Almost everything is powered by steam and gears, and many advanced technologies have come about, such as incredible firearms, airships, machines that wouldn't exist in that historical era, etc.

Very strange and intriguing culture.
It's becoming immensely popular.
Dieselpunk is a lesser know spin-off o steampunk. It's based around the 30s-40s-50s, and everything is powered by diesel, instead of steam. Dieselpunk actually has a lot of Nazi-era technology and Nazi project stuff like super tanks and mechs and all that weird crap they tried.

This is what some of the stuff looks like.
Pretty neat some of these "inventions" people can create with a little ingenuity:

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