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Project Updates and MEGACON 2013


Newsflash!

This weekend is MegaCon in Orlando, Florida and I’ll be there with my son and some friends!  If you’re planning to be there, I hope to get a chance to meet ya 🙂  Although I don’t plan to carry an armload of props, I will be planning to bring a few things just for fun. 

Have fun and see you guys there! 

Brian
johnsonarms76@gmail.com

Here’s a few photos since last month’s update!  More coming soon! 🙂

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Steampunk Darth Vader Helmet almost finished!


Better photos to follow, but here’s the Vader helmet done up in brass! It’s a full sized two-part plastic shell, so I’m hoping it might get used for a full steampunk some day.

More photos to follow, I just had to get at least one photo out to share 🙂

Next phase will be SP Boba Fett! Hehe

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Shop Photos Update! 6-13-12


So last week was a bit of a downer. It rained for about 5 days in a row and really affected my production. So I made up for that today, hehel Here are some photos from what I was able to accomplished with the sun shining. I got a lot moved along in the process and I also think I got too much sun. 🙂

Brian

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Lanard X8 Color schemes


Here’s a few Lanard Rotator X8’s I’m working on again. Both should be done next week for the Orlando Mini Maker’s Faire, time permitting 🙂

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Project Updates 5-10-12


Hey guys!

Just a quick rundown of a few things that are in the works and also just about done. Thanks for having a look!

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Steampunk Rifle Finished


So it’s finally done!  Whew.  I lost track of the time spent on this one, but I couldn’t be happier with how it came out.  I borrowed a little DNA from Fallout 3 and Borderlands and then blended them into a steampunk theme that I hope will make you folks happy.

 I’ll have more photos of the gun in action soon, but here’s a shot from last night just to give you guys a glimpse of it 🙂

 

Thank you all sincerely for following this build.  It was a blast to get more creative with the add-ons and custom parts.  I hope to do more of this in the future 🙂

 

 

Brian Johnson

Johnson Arms Replicas and Props

 

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The Skyship Chronicles – A Steampunk Adventure!


Hey Guys and Gals! My good friends have a kickstarter project that I think you’ll really going to dig! They’re needing some backing to help make the film and I’d really appreciate you checking it out. Your support, no matter how little, will really help to get this made. This world needs more steampunk and you can make that happen! 🙂

You might even see some of my weaponry in the film, that’s gotta be worth a buck or two, right? Lol

Brian

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1389238863/skyship-chronicles-a-steampunk-adventure


Sometimes you just need a grenade


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So, in my free time (ha!), I decided to work on a grenade. Seemed logical at the time. I had some plastic grenades left from a project, so I paired them up to LEDs and a bit of epoxy clay. This is the result 🙂 I think it looks pretty cool and I hope you guys enjoy. If anyone’s interested in one or a few, please let me know. I have a lot of other styles to try out, hehe.

Brian

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Rotator X8 custom progress


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These Rotator X8’s from Lanard are really popular right now so it’s giving me a chance to play around with more added bits and pieces. This model is apparently electrically powered, but I’m not sure exactly how it works. Looks ok though, yeah? 🙂

Thanks for the visit and here’s a few photos of stuff you’ll see more of soon!

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Shop Update 4-16-2012


Hi Guys!

So here’s a few photos of some of the things getting finished up in preparation for a top-secret project that starts in a few days. It’s going to keep me pretty focused for about a week, but I promise to post anything else that hits the workbench in the meantime. There are a lot of cool things planned, so definitely check back soon for details!

Thanks for visiting and talk to ya later! 🙂

Brian

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New plates from Hypercats.net


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Just wanted to show of the new name plates that Christopher Glas (http://hypercats.net) made for me. They came out awesome and a little paintwork made them blend right in to the longshot 🙂

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Lanard X8 Custom complete


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Added an extended barrel for accuracy, coupled with an early laser heating system to give almost instant steam power. To keep it streamlined, the water reservoir is hidden inside the insulated hand grip.

And it looks cool, even if all that stuff is completely untrue 🙂


New projects starting


Just a smattering of new stuff for the week. There’s more, but these seemed like they would be the ones of interest to most of you folks visiting my site. Vash’s Longcolt is a side-project and will be available when it’s done 🙂

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Just a bunch of spray painted NERF guns?


I hear that every so often, so here are a few of the upcoming steampunk revolvers (and a slide-action scout). I hope these will satisfy the folks yearning for more embellishments 🙂

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Building some steam…


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So I had some parts sitting about and I decided to see if I could make a steam tank. This was just a fitting, but it’s looking just the way I envisioned it 🙂 I think it will really be difficult to recognize this as a foam dart gun, when it’s complete. Thanks for having a look and feel free to subscribe for more stuff like this!


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A quick sketch


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Input appreciated, just know its rough and will be cleaned up before a prototype would be made. Thanks!


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The Sky Captain’s Sidearm


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Just finished up on this maverick tonight (except for cleaning up the base of the grip!) and wanted to see what you guys thought of the colors. Thanks for taking a look and I’ll have the DSLR photos up tomorrow!


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Old Ironsides Maverick Revolver


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This photo was from last night and shows the gun at 99% done 🙂 Yes, there’s always a little more to do, but I figured you guys would like to see what a wooden revolver might look like!

Larger photo and about 400 more here:
http://bcjfla76.deviantart.com/art/Old-Ironsides-286167635


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Ironsides nears completion!


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Just have to paint the grip and add some bits and pieces and it’s done! I hope the accents will look appropriate when it’s done. 🙂


Doctor Fantastique’s Show of Wonders magazine needs your help!


Doctor Fantastique’s Show of Wonders magazine is just $400 shy of their goal to produce offset-press copies of their January/February 2012 issue. If you’re a fan of Steampunk, have a look and support if you can, thanks!

Brian

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/476892691/january-february-2012-print-magazine-issue?mid=5812828


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Clay skull accent for “Iron sides” Maverick


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I wanted to add a little something to the mav, so I made a clay skull from the mold I made a while back. I still have to detail the eyes a bit, they need little pupils. Maybe made of small rubies or Swarovski “diamonds”. Just a little sparkle 🙂


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Steampunk rifle at 90%!


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Just an update on the longstrike. I shoulda kept this one 🙂


Shop Update 11-16-2011


Hi Folks!

I’m just getting caught up with the holiday rush that’s begun so forgive the slowdown on posts 🙂 I’ve also had the opportunity to work on some projects that I’m not able to share right now, but hopefully I will after the first of the year. It’s pretty cool stuff so I’m bummed to not be able to share right now. I hope these photos will do until I get a chance to edit and upload the other photos still on the memory card! 🙂

Starting off, I’m working on a Nerf longstrike with a recon barrel, trying to make a cool steampunk style rifle. The scope is from a Longshot
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next we have a Nerf Element with some screw holes being filled and internals gutted to make it a prop only. It’s strating to look a bit like something from Terra Nova maybe.. 🙂
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Buzzbee Tommy 20 being done in a 50’s deco style, might end up looking like something out of Fallout, I hope
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A detail shot of last week’s Lasertag LTX blaster. It shows a bit of the smaller stuff sometimes lost in the full gun shots
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What’s taken most of my free time over the past few weeks 🙂
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A little test mule nerf scout. I decided to try out some carbon fiber vinyl, I hope it’s decent for a first try (second photo)
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and a halo themed Scout for good measure 🙂
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The Resin Mass Effect M5 is getting some much-needed attention
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Some results from doing some shopping and thrift store rummaging 🙂
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and proof that sometimes the post office breaks things. :/
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Some goodies for the Firefly fans
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First coat of paint on the beast rifle. Gray goes on next
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and lastly, proper photos of the Recon/Longstrike Assault rifle in HALO looking trim
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Thanks as always for visiting. Please let me know if I can make something for ya!

All the best,
Brian
johnsonarms76@gmail.com


Mobile Update!


Hey folks! Been on the run this week so in leu of having a full blog update I will be posting photos from the iP4. Sorry for the quality, but I’ll get the DSLR versions up as soon as possible 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any commission work I can help with. This includes unfinished resin replicas!

All the Best,
Brian

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