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Steampunk Boltcaster by Direrain Steampunk Boltcaster by Direrain
Ill leave it up to you decide whether this truly is steampunk or not, to me it is. I always like the more refined, Victorian-Noble style of steampunk compared to the gritty Lower-Industrial style. This is the kind of weapon you would find in the possession of a noble class assassin.

Pulling the trigger sets of the steam-activated firing pin. The pin fires forward, striking the blasting cap on the back of the bolt, propelling the bolt down the hyper-rifled barrel. Simple as pie. Bolts are stored in a belt-clip holster with magnetized sides to prevent the bolts from rattling around.

Unfortunately the use of blasting caps can leave residue in the barrel, so an underbarrel cleaning rod has been provided in the style of many colonial period muskets.

I do have to credit a gentleman on Flickr known only as Hstrang for the hose idea.

Made in PMG .7
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:iconspectrataika:
SpectraTaika Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just saw this again and I just gotta let you know that this is STILL one of my absolute favorite PMG deviations on this site.
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Direrain Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's the premier model on my page, the one I get the most hits for. Surprising too, this was way back when I had just started getting tutored in how to use PMG more effectively. I wasn't even particularly good with my blending back then...Guess it just goes to show, you can become too polished at something. It is one of my favourites too.
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SpectraTaika Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hm..Why not do a revisit with your current skill level? Not to say that it has much room for improvement--It's truly amazing as it is, but it might be fun to play around with.
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Direrain Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
hmm might do that...admittedly Ive never been much good with .7 this one was pretty much the pinnacle of my skill with .7
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SpectraTaika Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I see.. 
By the way was your username always Direrain? I seem to remember it being different quite some time ago..
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:icondirerain:
Direrain Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
no it was VincentGemini. I changed it to my gametag.
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SpectraTaika Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Right, right. :D
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goodfebruarian Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
ARGH  OMG~!!
            Jules Verne be praised~!!
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wolf-fang-07 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Artist
Damn that's smart
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FVGITIVE Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, I'm not that big a fan of steampunk things, but this is cool either way. Well done.
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WeirdWackyWonderful Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah I'd I agree
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Direrain Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks a bunch mate, and thanks for all the favourites!
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FVGITIVE Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey~ when someone does things so good like this and has a talent with art! they deserve it! like you do. c: 
No problem. 
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DrRichoften Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you used a M1 Grand as a refrence right?
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Direrain Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Correct.
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DrRichoften Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you used Breach loading parts and M1 Grand rifle stoick and barrel to finish it up added a little bit of the Springfield Musket.
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Direrain Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Indeed. You know your firearms. 
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DrRichoften Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 i am a collector. a good gun collector should always know what and how he fires, loads and Cleans the guns and what types of ammo he uses. right now i am at a old 30-30 winchester from the 1800s that my pop had.
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ad-referendum Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Totally Awesome!!!...can you make a version that has a sniper-scope attached?
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:iconrvb476:
RVB476 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*approaches with a bag of Silver Eagles*
How much for a case or four of these?
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krisiskiller101 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, awesome! looks really Bioshock Infinite :D
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SpectraTaika Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mind if I steal this for one of my characters? .u.
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:icondirerain:
Direrain Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
go right ahead mate, cheers!
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Geke-sulen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Artist
Very nice gun!
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:icondirerain:
Direrain Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow Thanks!
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Geke-sulen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Artist
your welcome!
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PJ464 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
It's in my steampunk favorites, that convince you.
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Direrain Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hahaha Indeed!
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DashWilliams Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Writer
I like this a lot, but I think in order for it to be an effective weapon, the bolts would have to be powered entirely by steam or air pressure, to make them quiet. Otherwise there's no reason why you wouldn't want to just use a gun, unless the bolt was explosive in some way.
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Direrain Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Good point, however I was thinking more along the lines of long-range sniper's weapon. Also in Victorian times suppressor technology had not yet been pinned down with any sense of consistent reliability. Moreover I think if you used steam or air you would still have residual noise from the release of steam or air, much the same way an airsoft gun that runs of compressed air or C02 makes residual noise when firing...

Okay thats enough science, my head hurts.
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SpartanBlood11 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Damn, I can see this took alot of time, looking at all the tiny details in it, you are worthy of some very deserved praise, I'd give you high praise, but I smoked the rest of it, so you get half-baked praise. Good job Bromigo, keep makin awesome shit!
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Lord-Vanaduke Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I take my hat off to you, this is just too good. I have a steampunk nation on NationStates, and this looks perfectly suited for that nation...

Baarely... cntaining... rip......... off... instincts.... gah.....
Truly a work of art, and amazingly original idea.
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Direrain Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ha Thanks a bunch mate, its an honor
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BloodAngelsCaptain1 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
That's pretty cool. It should fire multiple kinds of bolts like shock, explosive and so on.
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Direrain Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, that had crossed my mind too, it's certainly a possibility.
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AdistroughtWOLF Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this gun is SEXY!!!!!!
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Direrain Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks very much!
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Blackhawk2955 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nicely done!!
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Direrain Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks mate!
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ChinyboI Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
verry ineteresting gun !
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Direrain Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks mate!
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ChinyboI Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob ^__^
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MrJKapowey Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god! So much win! It would fit in SOO well in Dishonoured, that Bethesda game in development.
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Direrain Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
gah, thanks for reminding me...I had just seen a trailer on that game and the name had completely slipped my mind, I can't wait for it to come up.
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SpectraTaika Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing.
I wish I had vision like that..
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:icondirerain:
Direrain Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks Mate!
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SpectraTaika Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem at all c:
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hotrod3538 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
OMG, so sexy! want!
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Direrain Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you My Friend
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DaVinciAirsoft Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, it does have a "High class" sort of feel to it. and i would say that it would fit in well with any Steampunk assassin.
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