Monday, February 16, 2015

Refined Steampunk Raygun for Vyctor's lab

Hello All
The final ray-gun parts are now completed and on their way to the programmers for Vyctor's lab. We're also printing these parts since they are so detailed and intricate, they'll be such a showpiece for what the program and backend 3D printing system can do for delivering real quality. Can't wait to have those in hand to share with you.

You'll notice that the ray-gun combines the brass knuckle grip from an earlier post, with the gas cylinder main frame and other parts. That's the whole point of the maykrlab system. You can combine and recombine and re-imagine endlessly until you have just what you think is interesting.
We're working to have some very interesting options for choosing colors and finish on the parts as well such as gold, brass, copper, steel, gun-black steel and lots more.

Adding the final details to the barrel on the ray-gun was a lot of fun and an opportunity to really romance some of the mechanical and industrial visuals of the pistol.
For my approach to the aesthetic of steampunk, I like to have the shapes and parts all feel as if they've been designed and created exactly for the purpose they visually perform on the item. I don't just drop in standard bits or parts and I use gears sparingly unless the point is a clockwork visual. Even then, things should look as if they actually work in some fashion.
Hope you enjoy. Cheers, Kevin

Steampunk raygun from Vyctor's lab V1

Steampunk raygun from Vyctor's lab V2

Steampunk raygun from Vyctor's lab V3


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Brass knuckle handle for steampunk pistol generator

Hi everyone
Just completed the latest handle for the pistol generator at Vyctor's lab hosted by maykrlab. At launch, there will be quite a number of choices for all parts and more that will be added as we go. This handle really has a nice "ruffian" quality to it with a brass knuckle style grip/guard and a steel palm pad. Enjoy and more to come on other parts in the next week or so.
Cheers, Kevin

Steampunk pistol with brass knuckle grip from victor's lab

Sunday, February 8, 2015

New components for Steampunk pistols on Vyctor's lab

Hi friends
As promised, I'm posting the new parts that are being developed for "Vyctor's lab" the steampunk pistol generator that will go live at maykrlab.com in the next month or so. These new parts options include: The ray blaster barrel, the gas canister mainframe and the Sci-fi handle. Like all the other parts being posted, the online interface will let you combine any of these parts with any of the other parts to your hearts content...save them, share them, and even print them in 3D if you like.
Cheers, Kevin

Steampunk Pistol from Vyctor's lab

Steampunk Pistol from Vyctor's lab interchangeable parts

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Steampunk Pistol 3D printed Prototype parts: It's alive!

Hello friends
The first test parts for one of the steampunk pistols you can make on Vyctor's lab at maykrlab.com have come in for inspection. I chose one of the more difficult designs to print because of all the working parts. It's a steampunk hand cannon (the likes of Hellboys pistol) with a wild huge barrel, a transparent chamber (lights to be installed shortly) and high detail grips (soon to come). I am thrilled at the result! Even unpainted, the pistol is exciting.
Steampunk Pistol 3D printed from Vyctor's lab

These parts are engineered to snap together and these first parts did just that. In addition, the main frame of the gun has a pivot lock at the top that also assembled first time and soundly locked and unlocked the frame.
Steampunk Pistol 3D printed parts from Vyctor's lab

Steampunk Pistol with frame lock from Vyctor's lab

There's still a few parts to come in such as the handle grips and the final bit of the rotating chamber (yes it really rotates).
Steampunk Pistol partially assembled from Vyctor's lab

I'll be posting the update once those are in and the prototype moves to painting and final decoration.
cheers, Kevin

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

More Steampistol components for Vyctor's lab at maykrlab

Hi again folks
I've continued working on the componants for the different elements in the steam pistol generator in Vyctor's lab that is soon to be featured on maykrlab. Our best estimate is that the lab is going to go live within the next few months so its important to us to have plenty of rich, well designed parts for you to play with. Each of the main sections of the pistol (barrel, frame, handle, trigger, hammer, chamber) will have at least 5 unique options that can be combined with any choice in any of the other sections.
The latest parts just completed are below.

Vyctor Steampunk pistol with bale handle and clockwork frame

The first is a bale handle that connects directly to the back of any of the frames. It sits higher than the other handles kind of like a miniature gunnery grip. It really changes up the look of any of the other parts.

Vyctor steampunk pistol with canister center frame and trip-barrel

The other two new parts are shown here. The first is the canister center frame. It's really one of the more "out there" center frames with a very sic-fi twist to the steampunk and Vyctor theme. Also seen in this image is the tri-barrel front option as well. These barrels are shorter but have a very muscular look to them.

Stay tuned as I'll be posting the next development parts over the next few weeks right up until we go live.
Cheers, Kevin