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Unread postAuthor: cardman625 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:27 am

Ive always loved these guns and a few weekends ago O Brother Where Art Thou? was on so i decide to start on a completely homemade airsoft vortex Chicago style Thompson sub machine gun

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1 inch chamber running along the total length of the square tubing
steel vortex block
brass 6mm barrel

the grips and but stock is made of oak a piece of brake line was bent up to travel from the blowgun (routed into the grip) to the vortex block

the whole thing took around a week to make and being my first vortex gun it turned out pretty well :wink:

ill try to get a vid up soon of me killing some cans
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:31 am

Ok, this is going to get people's attention - things like this always do, just because they look awesome.

Good job.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:52 am

This definitely got my attention.

Good job on the amazing attention to detail.

And yes, that movie is awesome...

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Unread postAuthor: Stephen Holliday » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:58 am

Great job. What was the receiver and drum made of?
Does it have a spring to push the bbs? Looks like the real thing.
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Unread postAuthor: cardman625 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:02 am

the drum is mad out of 2 plywood circles with a heavy coat of primer and the receiver is the square tubing
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Unread postAuthor: nivekatoz » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:03 am

THAT IS SO #UCKEN COOL !!!!!!!!!!! I would love to make something like that. I envy you. You are a true artist in my eyes. You Sir are a true Artist. If you don't mind me asking.. Are you a art student or a engineering student or something..All I have to say is, you have a bright future ahead of you.. :thumbleft:
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:05 am

that is very cool indeed! i'm looking foreward to the damage pics and hopefully a vid?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:10 am

Nicely done :) 'course you could have saved yourself a lot of work by buying a cheap airsoft tommygun and sticking the BBMG inside, but props for making it from scratch anjd achieving such a pleasing aesthetic effect - now let's see it in action :D
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Unread postAuthor: cardman625 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:11 am

nivekatoz wrote:THAT IS SO #UCKEN COOL !!!!!!!!!!! I would love to make something like that. I envy you. You are a true artist in my eyes. You Sir are a true Artist. If you don't mind me asking.. Are you a art student or a engineering student or something..All I have to say is, you have a bright future ahead of you.. :thumbleft:



yes im a graphite artist but i do a little sculpting as you can see i look at this gun more so a piece of art
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:54 am

It looks awesome, but your barrel is on a angle with the grip which looks a little weird.
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Unread postAuthor: nivekatoz » Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:58 am

cardman625 wrote:
nivekatoz wrote:THAT IS SO #UCKEN COOL !!!!!!!!!!! I would love to make something like that. I envy you. You are a true artist in my eyes. You Sir are a true Artist. If you don't mind me asking.. Are you a art student or a engineering student or something..All I have to say is, you have a bright future ahead of you.. :thumbleft:



yes im a graphite artist but i do a little sculpting as you can see i look at this gun more so a piece of art


Thats what I thought.. You are a genius.. keep up the good work and you will be famous some day.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:14 pm

Sorry to post again, but I don't believe my first post did this gun justice...

OH SHI-

Now that that is aside, I'd like to congratulate you on your excellent artwork. I've always had design floating through my head for a 'Denali' marble rifle, which would probably have wound up taking as much work to build as this cannon, and I was always too lazy to build it. I can't wait to see what you do next, because you obviously aren't lazy. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:22 pm

Beautiful work Card! That's almost too realistic looking. Might not hurt to have a removeable red tip you can slide on that if you have it out in public.
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:48 pm

looks really good, Its nice to see people making their bbmgs look like real guns.. I went on the BBMG/Strafer Showcase section and I seen this right above my P90 BBMG and I have to say the showcase section is really getting better.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:59 pm

Davidvaini wrote:I have to say the showcase section is defiantly getting better.

Ooh, rebellious forums, we'll have to put a stop to that.

Adv. Defiantly - in a rebellious manner.
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