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Started by fivefingeredstyre, Jul 08, 2014, 11:03 pm

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fivefingeredstyre

Jul 08, 2014, 11:03 pm Last Edit: Feb 20, 2015, 03:27 pm by warmcanofcoke
Been at a loose end recently so I got hold of some of Mooncrest's Cybergun parts...

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The original gun was really just tubes with bits of tape stuck on to the barrel for detailing, and it shows when you get up close, so I tried to make mine a little more 3 dimensional and detailed.

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I've also included a strobe circuit in the barrel to make things a little more interesting...

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I've tried to give it a weathered metallic look, to give it a bit more realism.

And heres a little video of the strobe in action... http://vid781.photobucket.com/albums/yy92/ST_White/Cyberguntestfootage_zps906c5eee.mp4

DoctorWho8

Excellent work!
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

galacticprobe

Jul 09, 2014, 05:16 am #2 Last Edit: Jul 09, 2014, 05:16 am by galacticprobe
Oh, that is brilliant! As Bill says, excellent work. (Or as an '80s Cyberman would say: "Exxcellllennt.")

I've always wondered, though, why they moved the Cybermen from having built-in weaponry (the large reflector things on the chest plates of "The Tenth Planet" Cybermen, the top-of-the-head-mounted "spark shooters" of the "Revenge" Cybermen) to hand-held weapons. (Surely the Cybermen would have considered that sort of thing "Inefficient" as the weapon would be knocked from their grasp if they were caught unaware.)

Now both the Cybus Cybermen and the "Nightmare In Silver" Cybermen have gone back to the "built-in" (forearm) weaponry. (Efficient and effective; it's not easy to pull a Cyberman's arm off, that is, unless you're a Roman Legion or a Celt band of warriors.)

At any road, I've always admired this Cybergun prop since I first saw it. And then they changed it. (I know those Cybermen, they love to change things!)

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

silverfox

A great solid looking prop there and I love the weathering effect you've given it.

fivefingeredstyre

Thanks guys :)

Quote from: galacticprobe on Jul 09, 2014, 05:16 amI've always wondered, though, why they moved the Cybermen from having built-in weaponry (the large reflector things on the chest plates of "The Tenth Planet" Cybermen, the top-of-the-head-mounted "spark shooters" of the "Revenge" Cybermen) to hand-held weapons. (Surely the Cybermen would have considered that sort of thing "Inefficient" as the weapon would be knocked from their grasp if they were caught unaware.)
I know what you mean, but I think they went for the separate gun because it just looked so damn cool...  and was the perfect accessory for their new outfit 8)

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;D

I used to think that the Tenth Planet, Mondasian Cybermen were the best Cyber-design. I did a bit of an Cyber-Marathon recently, and now i'm kind of torn between those and the 80's Cybermen. Of all the designs used in the classic run, they are the ones that would stand up so well today on HD TV. The immersion suits they used are so detailed they are easily the most interesting to look at. Just my opinion but they are certainly better than any design we have had since the show's return...


galacticprobe

Jul 10, 2014, 04:59 am #5 Last Edit: Jul 10, 2014, 05:00 am by galacticprobe
Yeah... and something else missing since the Cybermen's return: green fluid spewing from a punctured or severed tube (or in modern cases, a cracked bit of pipe or slashed elbow/knee/etc. joint), or my least favorite favorite (no, that's not a stutter) - a badly wounded Cyberman bending over and giving his rendition of Linda Blair: the green vomit! :P

Ah... the good old days!

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

karsthotep

awesome work, Mooncrest has some great kits and I love your upgrades, It does make difference in the look. 
I want notes, lists and answers by the time I finish this here Juicy-a-Box! WARNING: I am Thirst-ay! And it is Fruit Punch! And it is Delicious!"

elkad

Oooo Man, Im drooling here. PLEASE, Tell me you have a kit I can buy or at leset a list of the items you used & were you got them.

I Want One SO Bad  8o...

Rassilons Rod

In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

fivefingeredstyre

Thanks guys...

Quote from: elkad on Oct 27, 2014, 10:10 pm
Oooo Man, Im drooling here. PLEASE, Tell me you have a kit I can buy or at leset a list of the items you used & were you got them.

I Want One SO Bad  8o...
The basic kit is made up of the resin cast handle section, plus the gun nozzle (which was originally an 80's air freshener, apparently) available from Mooncrest miniatures. You can get the detailing from them as well;however i'm pretty sure its generally available from EMA model supplies.

The rest of it is made up of acrylic tubing which is freely available on the interwebz, and I got the strobe and the strap cheap off of ebay.

I loved making the gun, I must say :)

Since then i've started working on a full sized Dalek and I've knocked out a 7th Doctor Umbrella (only to find they are now about to commercially release one! still half the fun is in making these things... :D)

fivefingeredstyre

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You've got me thinking now...  ;D

themaster73

That's a beautiful looking gun. I have the parts from Mooncrest myself to build it however i don't know the diameter or length of the main barrel so I'm stuck. Don't supposed you could help a fellow builder out could you???

galacticprobe

Feb 18, 2015, 08:43 am #12 Last Edit: Feb 18, 2015, 08:43 am by galacticprobe
If you know the diameter of the barrel (muzzle), then you can use that as a rule(r) to extrapolate the length of the gun. (At a guess, judging from the size of the gun when it's in "Dr. Evil's" hand, I'd say about 10-12 inches, muzzle to breech.)

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

warmcanofcoke

That Cybergun is a thing of Beauty!  :o :o :o
I've always wanted one, now I know where to pick up some parts.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

fivefingeredstyre

Quote from: themaster73 on Feb 18, 2015, 07:34 am
That's a beautiful looking gun. I have the parts from Mooncrest myself to build it however i don't know the diameter or length of the main barrel so I'm stuck. Don't supposed you could help a fellow builder out could you???
HI,


I made mine from 80mm diameter tube, cut to 100mm sections, The back plate and the nozzle you get with the mooncrest parts denotes the diameter of the tubing.

Let me know if you need any more info :)

Steve