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Steampunk gauntlet wrist gun 'Little Froggy' _ by Arsenal-Best Steampunk gauntlet wrist gun 'Little Froggy' _ by Arsenal-Best
"Fröschi" in action

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:iconzoeblo:
zoeblo Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
i like it but it looks like it's gonna get ripped off when you shoot
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Thank you. :D

It's sturdier than it might look like.
I have worn (and am continuing to do so) my Froggy since three years on multiple cosplay events so far, enduring quite a lot of strain without any mayor damage so far (sure the brass and the paint looks definitly three years old... ;) ).

As for a functional (and thus fictional) version, you would have to remember that we are talking of a very small caliber here, so the recoil of a shot should be also easily handled, as the whole set up is furthermore based on a steel plate beneath the leather wrapper.
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zoeblo Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
well i guess that makes sense
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Glad it does. :D
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KaitoShion95 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh~ Ribbit Ribbit BANGBANGBANGBANGBANGBANGBANGBANGBANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconthecreativecreator:
TheCreativeCreator Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I kind of want that wrist thing from Cowboys and Aliens.
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Naah...
Why wanting a uninspired alien wrist thingie, when you can send off naughty aliens to hell (or whatever the aliens aquivilant is) with a smile on there face using a Froggy wrist Gatling gun loaded with Liquid Aether ammo?

That's stylish! ;)
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TheCreativeCreator Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Mmm... You have a point!
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I'd knew you'd see it too. ;)
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fly954 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey I have a question about the little Froggy if it actually fires what ammo type is it?
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I'm sorry, it actually can't fire bullets.
But if it would it would be using specially crafted 5mm small-calibre ammo.
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fly954 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ball or hollow point
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Liquid Aether. ;)
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fly954 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh...
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:iconhexonal:
Hexonal Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
nice one!
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thanks. :salute:
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Super cool! 8-)
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Thanks!
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
You're very welcome. :)
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shokirishima Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
how to shoot?
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
First you have to pull back the trigger to unlock Froggy, then you push a trigger on the lower side of the gauntlet below (not to be seen on the pic) the wrist by simply bending your hand downwards.
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shokirishima Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
ohhhhhhhhh cooooooool! u re lucky to have such a piece
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
It has not much to do with luck.
I built it myself and so can you. It's not that hard.

And I would love to see an army of froggies! ;)
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shokirishima Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
if only u can teach me :(
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I'm honoured.
But even if I would do workshops, Tunisia would be still far away..

However, maybe (and it's currently really just a big MAYBE) I will go into small series production, so everyone can buy a Lil' Froggy for himself..
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shokirishima Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
i will be honored to have ones of yours :))))
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
No, I'll be honoured if someone wants to buy my stuff. ;)

I'll try to let you know, if the series will ever come to be, but if I forget, I surely will announce it in my DA journal, so keep an eye on it.
I'll try to find a way, making the items affordable, but of course Froggy will be more expensive than the 228's as he's far more labourintensive.

Well, let's see, what the future holds in store...
Thank you for your interest!
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MichaelAtaraxia Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Thanks. :frog:
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MichaelAtaraxia Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome!
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
great work, I'm doing one with canons at the moment.
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Thanks for the honour.
To be noticed by such an accomplished artist like yourself is always highly pleasing.

Looking forward to your canon version.
I loved these gadgetery wrist stuff since I saw Boba Fett for the first time. :)

Besides all the other stuff in the pipeline, I'm also planning of upgrading Froggy with some light FX and above all a drive for the barrels to actually turn if the trigger is pulled (in this case it will be pushed).
But it's not a top priority at the moment as there are more important works to get finished in the next months.
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SteamJo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Awesome!
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
:bow:
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cryptikaz Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow just wow
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Lil Froggy says: ssthank you!
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MechanicalMichael Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that is so cool
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thank you!
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The frog is the best part!
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Indeed.

But please don't ask me where the inspiration came from.
The project started as a simple what-do-to-with-the-leftovers and on some point I turned on of those parts in my hand and BAAMM! there was the hea of the frog in my mind from god knows where.

The rest is history. ;)
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's usually how it works for me. You just happen to see some parts and some other parts and it just fits.
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thanks! It's quite a relieve to hear that I don't seem to be the only crazy one, receiving mad ideas from somewhere unknown. ;)
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zlayter Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome sauce yo!
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
and don't ask for the flavour... delicious! :D
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DerVulf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Artist
I can imagine a bar-fight on some airship-come-tavern and then a guy pulling two of these, just ripping the other belligerents apart. Bloody nice work.
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Yep. Kinda that.

I really would like to realize a small scene as a 3 min shortfilm, when I'm finally finished with the whole Hunter outfit, showing off all the neat weaponry and gadgets of him.
As the Hunter is loaded with this stuff (a bit like Mad Max in Thunderdome in the scene where he gets rid of all his weaponry to enter Bartertown).
Although the scene shows him being ambushed (bad idea!) I imagine it to be a little bit like a commercial trailer for his stuff pictured in a Tarantino/Matrix style.

Ah well... first I have to get the costume finished. But you never know. ;)
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NumptyMcPillock Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Nice!
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
A big brother is currently in the making. Sceduled for the RPC 2012 I'm working on the Steampunk "Medusa Snake Rifle". Stay tuned!
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thank you. Yes, he's cute isn't he?

If you already have some minor experience with building models or other stuff like this, it's pretty easy to build. Hardest part was to cut and shape froggies stand/feets and savely attaching the rest onto it, so it would survive wearing it a convention weekend long without falling apart.

I always try to build my stuff durable, keeping a sense of ergonomic functionality in mind already during the design stage.
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HamCowBoy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
I think I'm in love with this prop!

Was it hard to build?
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