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    The Stampede Equinox

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    Calico

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    The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Calico on Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:45 pm

    Well after what has seemed like forever, I'm finally on the home stretch with my latest gun, the Stampede Equinox. A little back ground notes for those of you who are interested in cosmetic mods. I have been into the Steampunk feel and look for a very long time and have been itching to do one since I made the as-20 (which will be getting a revamp so stay tuned.) I purchased a longshot which i didn't get the vibe from, so a simple military style paint job is all it got, fairly boring. I then when out and got the Stampede. Bar a few, ISSUES, the gun is nice, with an 11kg spring, LIPO battery mod and A/R mod it shoots alot better. After messing about with it I decided this was the gun that was going to be my Steampunk monster. I was thinking hand made brass fitting, copper wire, blast plates, liquid cooling and some pulsing vacuum tubes all on one gun. So after many many hours with my blow torch, paint brushes, acrylic tubing and still only 90% complete I bring you..... THE EQUINOX.











    Well thats just a little bit of it, I'm happy with it to let you all see it now, I'll post some more "In the makings" later as well as a small video of the vacuum tubes pulsing as well, you can see the blue in the base of them in one of the pictures above. Anyhow, let me know what you think.

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    melbnerf619

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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  melbnerf619 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:50 pm

    Looks nice but honestly, too much.

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    Calico

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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Calico on Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:52 pm

    how so?
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    Unknown

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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Unknown on Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:55 pm

    I'm not a fan of steam punk style blasters but I can appreciate the level of artistic work that went into it.

    Good job, especially with those blue tubes. It's not everyday you see things like this on the forum.
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    TooBz

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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  TooBz on Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:55 pm

    I think it's really good, I love the idea of things sticking out... lol
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    Calico

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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Calico on Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:59 pm

    Yeah i was going for big and chunky, kind a dis-organised look. The tubes are full of blue water too.
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    frostythesnowman

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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  frostythesnowman on Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:03 pm

    i agree with melbnerf

    it does look good. but kind of clustered when you look at it from the side.

    i do appreciate all the hard work that has gone into this. brass work can get really annoying sometimes.
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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Joey on Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:05 pm

    Hah, cool.


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    Calico

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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Calico on Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:12 pm

    Yeah it does, I sent a photo to my dad, he though it was a crayfish. LMAO. TBH, the bottle I did want to change but it took 3 weeks to fab up the stands after work so they stayed. I did have a better idea for them but I couldn't bend the brass at home.
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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Akimbo Assassin on Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:55 pm

    OMG, over-the-top steampunk to the extreme.

    But hey, it's steampunk, there's no rule as to how extravagent you can go anyway
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    False

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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  False on Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:56 pm

    Hecktic, haha!
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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  mavshot on Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:02 pm

    I think its awesome I really like steampunk but wouldnt have the time money or skill to produce this.

    Great job by the way how many hours did it take?
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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Sadavi5 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:07 pm

    WOW, that thing is a monster! I note as well that it seems a little bit busy out of context, but with the right costume it could really pull together nicely. How sturdy are the hang-off parts? Can you tote it around without things snapping off?
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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  GirlyGamer on Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:36 pm

    Whoa.. that thing is a monster! Like Akimbo said "it's steampunk, there's no rule as to how extravagant you can go anyway". Love the tubes, I made a True Blood "V" blaster the week before last (non Nerf) and it features a bottle of red "V" in much the same way you've done the blue.

    Thinking about how much work has gone into the Stampede Equinox, I say bravo! Great job.
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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  oxymoron on Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:45 am

    Wow! I can't even imagine how many hours mist'be gone into this. Good on you for sticking with it.

    A video panning around it with tubes pulsing would be cool to see.

    EDIT: you should definitely enter this in the mod comp.


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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Sadavi5 on Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:50 am

    Side note, I love I me and GG had practically identical initial reactions to this thing. :p
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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  GirlyGamer on Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:00 am

    OMG I didn't even realize LOL I must have read it and subconsciously sucked it in because I left the window open without replying, then an hour or so later I thought.. I'd better reply to that now I have a second hahaha.


    What is it they say.. "Evil minds think alike".. sorry GREAT minds.. great minds think alike ;p
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    Calico

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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Calico on Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:07 am

    Ha mixed reactions, I love it! Yes it's a very unauthodox as far as traditional steampunk guns go, it's sort of half electro space gun too I guess. Sadavi, it's fairly sturdy, you can swing it about abit but it's not a battle gun that's for sure. The cooling tubes are to busy I had a Plan for something different but it didn't work to well, looking back I would left the screw caps off as they serve no purpose now.
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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Reaper on Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:55 am

    *Picks jaw up off ground*

    That... that is spectacularly awesome. The single most intense 'Pede I've ever seen. Words cannot describe the sheer awesome that thing invokes.

    Bravo, sir, bravo.
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    Calico

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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Calico on Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:41 am

    Lol, that's one for the " I like" colum then.
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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  oznerfnerd on Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:36 am

    Sadavi5 wrote:WOW, that thing is a monster! I note as well that it seems a little bit busy out of context, but with the right costume it could really pull together nicely.

    Yes!

    Like the original "Flash Gordon" movie!

    That would go off with a bit of "Queen" blasting in the background, and some B grade effect laser beams.

    My apologies to the younger viewers, please refer to Google to find out WTF I'm referring to.
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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Napolean on Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:05 am

    That looks great!
    It re-minds me of something from fallout and the likes... Although it is almost a bit too packed to be practical in a war.

    Great work and keep it coming!!!


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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Techie on Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:12 am

    Honestly, this thing looks awesome. A bit over the top but still awesome. Incredible amount of work had to be put into it to make it this good.

    Congratulations for this great piece of art. It is honestly great to look at from my point of view.

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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  night stalker on Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:23 pm

    Year this is really cool but I think you just like over did it.
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    Calico

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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  Calico on Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:45 pm

    Well, it just came from my head where everything is over done so yes you are totally right. I'm still undecided as to wether or not I mount a fridge to the side of it.
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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  boosted6 on Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:31 pm

    Great work Calico, well done, all you need now is an airbrush. That blaster airbrushed will just look insane.

    But loving the SteamPunk look.. :))
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    Re: The Stampede Equinox

    Post  LostBoy on Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:50 pm

    When i saw 'Equinox' I thought of the Skrillex song called 'First Of The Year EQUINOX'


    Anyway, looks pretty good.

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