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Steampunk Machine Gun Progress by JohnsonArms Steampunk Machine Gun Progress by JohnsonArms
Hey guys! Here is the latest steampunk monster that I've been working on. Sorry the photo quality isn't the best, it was a bit dark for my camera's liking!)  It was originally a Nerf Vulcan and with a few minor modifications I think it will make a very nice prop for anyone looking to work out their arm muscles, haha!

There's still quite a bit more to do, but I thought you guys might enjoy seeing some progress.  Let me know what you think and I always appreciate input (no design elements ever set in stone!)


Thanks for checking it out and Merry Christmas to all my friends here on dA :)

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Feel free to contact me regarding commissions and custom paintwork here: Johnsonarms76@gmail.com
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:iconshadowequinox:
shadowequinox Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
*drools over it*
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:iconnod800:
Nod800 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As always another fine creation by none other than God himself :P
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:iconjackfreed:
JackFreed Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
barrel looks like a Vickers its so cool
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Jack!  The Vickers was part of my influence on the design :)
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JackFreed Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
far out, keep up the badass work

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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're a good man!  I promise to keep at it!
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hazeypics Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's air-cooled and this will be water-cooled, so no holes...hopefully, haha
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TheDiabolicalCritic Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Monster is right!!
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:iconghancock:
GHancock Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
THAT is how to mod a gun for steampunk!  Looking fantastic, Mr. J!  Can't wait to see how this puppy turns out.
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks bud!  It's coming right along and shouldn't be long!  :)
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is lookin pretty epic :D
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  I'm hoping to finish strong with this one :)
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's gunna be epic :D
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:iconthediabolicalcritic:
TheDiabolicalCritic Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
How old are you? Like 10?
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
22, why?
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:icondarkhorse-steele:
Darkhorse-Steele Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
your work never ceases to amaze!
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!  Nice work on your Vucan Lancer, by the way :)   I look forward to seeing it with paint as well!
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Darkhorse-Steele Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
OH! thank you :) It will get finished and painted eventually.
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S17s17 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
What a monster! My only thing is thinking "should a giant machine gun like this have a scope? Or does it matter?" Besides that I like Tophoo's suggestion with the gray part at the end, even though I'm sure you have a plan for it already. Also, is this a gun gun, or an arm-mounted deal?
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The gun has a tripod that can be used with the scope, but I'm not going to say that it wouldn't just look cool even without a stock...but I am making a stock for it, haha.   That's the only bad thing about progress photos, but I still appreciate the input and feedback regardless.   This is being done as a modular design to allow parts to be added or removed as needed.  I liked the idea of being able to swap out parts to give the gun a different feel depending on the use or situation :)
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S17s17 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
See, I knew you had a plan for it haha

Sounds like this is going to be a 'one-of-a-kind' piece that everybody wants a commission of, including me (if I had money for things)
Modular things are always more fun, customizing is great but when the custom stuff is made for it and switchable...over the top~
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tophoo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
eh, yeah- if it doesn't have a stock, there's no real way to use a scope. I'm with you on that.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It does have a tripod base, however
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tophoo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Looking slick! I'm a bit over the whole steampunk thing myself, but this is a nice piece, regardless.

More than anything, I'd recommend doing something with the cooling jacket (on the barrel).
A lot of old-school machine guns were water cooled- maybe ding up the jacket a bit, add rust/corrosion/verdigris/tarnish spots and/or streaking where the cooling system has leaked..
Maybe a small hose to a coolant reservoir.
Just a couple of thoughts.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the feedback!  The water jacket is still early in the process, so it'll be receiving some water-related damage before it's done.  The plumbing hose will be on the opposite side by the water canister which was a good thing to point out based on just the info in the photo :)  I hope you'll let me know what you think when it's all done!
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tophoo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Sounds like you've got it covered, then- anxious to see how it progresses!
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tophoo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
One other thought- the copper plumbing off the side might be a bit much.
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JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
never too much!  ok, maybe sometimes, haha.  Let me get it finished and I'd like to see what your thoughts are.  It needed to flare out a bit to give room for the ammo belt, but the piping isn't fixed in place, just in case I need to make some changes to the design
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tophoo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Fair enough- I can see where it'd work as a guard for the belt & feed tray.
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halconfenix Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

that's quite the monster you have there... i wonder if it will still work once done....



(sorry! bad english there)

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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha, it's just intended as a prop or display piece, but it's ok because I saved a dead nerf gun from the scrap heap and hopefully it'll have a second life as a primadonna piece of art :) 
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halconfenix Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

good to know!


still it would be wonderful if this thing would actually work!



anyway good job on that one!

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