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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:34 am

Re. Toy..

..or a 700 fps golfball. Granted most guns around here aren't going to measure up to Pipe Dream, but still several offer substantial and dangerous power.

Re. Color.

Bright colors can look great if done well. The Trip Thunder cannons in Red and White works well for their usage. Latke's faded blue on white paint job is really nice...both color schemes do not diminish the beasts beneath them.

I think Cosmic Muffin's last green and black combustion is a great combination, Radiation's copper, black and leather look is very nice as well. Solar's all aluminum and black look on the Eclipse is classic.

However, it doesn't take much to get gaudy and ugly. I've seen some paintjobs where a lot of effort was expended but the look just didn't work. Also, an all black gun can sometimes hide cool and technically pleasing features that would otherwise make a gun stand out. For instance, many times brass/copper parts, hoses and valves should be left alone to help make the gun shine.

Think about the color combination before you paint...picture it in your head. Look at colors on other things that work well....on cars for instance...the use of trim to highlight, pin stripes, etc. These are proven techniques that are known to work.
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:51 am

An army green with black fittings would look slick.

I think a poop brown cannon would be funny.

Cover the whole think in rhino lining.

I haven't seen too many grey cannons.

Paint it like a candycane, that is intimidating. Pepperment doom.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:03 am

jook13 wrote:Cover the whole think in rhino lining.


Sshhhhhh, that's supposed to be one of my future super double probation secret weapons...... :wink: (that stuff is awesome!!)
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:40 am

thanks for all the imput!

i realy like the idea of darker pipes and ligher fittings. does anyone have any examples of this?
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:09 am

Here is a combustion I made a while back.


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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:20 pm

I love how rag leaves posts open ended, nearly all the time...Though the most obvious guess is you are talking about your sister....

Hmm why do we bother interpreting shakespear in english or kafka in german, we should just interpret your 3328(or who knows you might post more while i am typing this)posts on here!


On a more serious not, i totally agree that most guns on here and nothing we can call toys. And i find BTB's post really good; what do you wan tthis gun to say or mean, or atleast what will it be used for, that will help alot when determining the color. You can even give us several things that it should say and/or do, but like this your question is nearly as open ended as rags posts are( :wink: ). And after all this is your gun, yo choose the color in the end and it doesnt make a difference if its pink, camo or black with flowers and purple dots if you like it.

EDIT: you guys managed to post a page worth of stuff while i typed this...
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:15 am

john bunsenburner wrote:I love how rag leaves posts open ended, nearly all the time...

Do I really do it that often? I didn't think it was that bad.

It's something of a habit of mine from reality, leaving it a bit open ended to allow other people to decide if they want to follow up on a point, because at times I feel like I'm almost taking over the conversation and potentially boring people. (Whether I am, I never know)

However, on an internet forum, I suppose I'm not making it impossible to get a word in edgeways by being over my often over wordy self.
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:53 pm

i want this gun to say that i mean buisness and that it could do some real damage. i am thinking army green pipe and black fittings. any sugestions?
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:43 pm

Well after our discussion on the chat and after seeign the gun we did agree on soemthing did we not? I will recap for the others:

His gun has a big chanber and will be shooting heavy so that alot of recoil will be made. This in turn could shred his cannon due to the way it is build. So some suggested on a recoild absorber of soem kind and we thought of making this look like one of thos old fasion cannons that roll back when shot. If this is done C then painting takes care of its self as you would make the bottom part(the part with the rollers) together with the obviously nessasary barrel support a woaden color or leave it the way it is if you are using woad and then coloring the bbarrel black or grey like a real cannon. it could also be a tank if you want it to be...

@rag: dont worry, we have accepted that that is your style of writing and that is the way it has always been. Oh and isn't ragnarok spelt ragnarök? I am a hypocrit correcting your spelling but oh well
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:09 pm

john bunsenburner wrote:Oh and isn't ragnarok spelt ragnarök?

Technically it is, but I can't be arsed to have to enter alt-codes to get the ö letter everytime I want to log in somewhere. (It doesn't occur on my keyboard.)
And also, not everywhere will accept non-basic characters within a log-in name.

Suffice to say, easier to use the Anglicisation of the name.
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:07 pm

i have made a disision:

Wooden stand, grey pipe, and black fittings

so far i have glued wood together so i can make the wheels for this "old fashioned" stand
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:12 am

should lok great mate, make sure your not too impatient and leave it to cure
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:24 am

should lok great mate, make sure your not too impatient and leave it to cure


Really, I have ruined a few paint jobs doing this. I still havent learned.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:26 am

Ragnarok wrote:
john bunsenburner wrote:Oh and isn't ragnarok spelt ragnarök?

Technically it is, but I can't be arsed to have to enter alt-codes to get the ö letter everytime I want to log in somewhere. (It doesn't occur on my keyboard.)
And also, not everywhere will accept non-basic characters within a log-in name.

Suffice to say, easier to use the Anglicisation of the name.

When you've got your keyboard settings right ö can be typed by pressing " and then o.
I'll call you Ragnarök in the future. :)


" + o = ö
" or ' or ` + space = " or ' or `
" or ' or ` + a = ä or á or à
" or ' or ` + e = ë or é or è
~ + o = õ
And many more options like that. No alt codes needed.
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Unread postAuthor: c11man » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:45 am

i think it will look sweet and i will NOT screw this up by not waiting for it to cure.

is cleaning the pipe with soap and water good enough or do i need to clean it with something more powerful?
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