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Steampunk Gruenwald Pepperbox Pistol 1.0 by Arsenal-Best Steampunk Gruenwald Pepperbox Pistol 1.0 by Arsenal-Best
This is my Gruenwald Liquid Aether Pepperbox Pistol, I build in May 2011.

Originaly it was done as a quick build instead of a far more complicated design I originaly developed, due to the lack of time for finishing it till the Role-Play-Convention 2011 in Cologne, Germany.

Of course I could have simply converted a Maverick like most others do as their first Steampunk gun, but already being sick of so many Maverick NERFs as definition of being steampunk, I was adamant of doing something else.
However the multi-barrel design was quite appealing so I researched weapons history and found the Gruenbaum pepperbox pistol from early 19th century, which I adopted for my design as it was simple but still looked cool.

I used a cheap toygun as a basis, some PVC tubing, some brass tubing, some bathroom appliances, some watch parts and of course quite an amount of putty.
The rear of the barrel is covered with a viewport which can be opened and within you can look into the fusionchamber, seeing a plasma discharge.

But as usual, although started as a quickbuild I was beginning to like the pistol very much and started to think of upgrades, making it far more elaborate than the original design.
And as so often a design from Kevin Mowrer's Frahnknshtyne Project supplied some very beautiful inspirations, which I'm currently working on to create the "Gruenwald Atlas Pepperbox Pistol".

WIP pics of the Gruenwald Atlas will follow very soon...
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terrorsound Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
would be nice to get one of these to send out a projectile, not your standard lead tho, maby a plasma or high pressure air.
Its time to separate from the norm and find out what really works, never know someone on here could
go into non lethal weapons research.. I bet it would be one hell of a paycheck ;)
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Feel free to go ahead and try to work it out. ;)

If you need a Froggy to start your research, no problem, there will be some available soon in my etsy shop.. :D
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LordKabraw Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Awesome what did you use to make it?
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thank you. :D

Simply read the description above:
"I used a cheap toygun as a basis, some PVC tubing, some brass tubing, some bathroom appliances, some watch parts and of course quite an amount of putty.
The rear of the barrel is covered with a viewport which can be opened and within you can look into the fusionchamber, seeing a plasma discharge."

As for what is what exactly, I'm afraid, I won't reveal all my magicians tricks. I hope you understand.
But simply take a good look at the pics, go to the next appliances shop, and take a look there and I'm sure you will figure it out. ;)
Also that trains the eye and mind to disect designs into "how to achieve them with easy obtainable parts" for your own future projects.
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LordKabraw Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Just wondering are you going to reveal your tricks in the future, also what kind of putty did you use?
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I usually do reveal most of them. Keeping only a few out of the web. But as I said, if you put some thoughts into it, I'm sure you will find out, how I did it.

As for the putty: I usually use milliput 2-component putty, as I use it already for my airplane modelling and I like to work with it, as it's easily used like clay and not as sticky as other putties. But in general for such like the Gruenwald any kind of putty from modelling to cheap automotive putty could be used.
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Thank you.
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Hyperwave9000 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Woah O.o
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
...not sure how to comment on that...

:D jk.
Thanks! Always appreciate direct statements like yours!
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