Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:41 AM
Over the years, I had forgotten about the post I had made then. Several months ago, I was scouring the ether, searching for photos of ray guns , and I spotted one that looked very familiar...too familiar , it was my fantasy space pistol, and it was being used by a blog site called "The Freeman". The image was being used to illustrate a proposed crowd control weapon "The Pain Ray"...not very complimentary, I must say .
As time went on, I was again on eBay, searching for guns, and came across a piece of art made by a fellow named Verbek, who created works from glass powders and beads, which when heated under high temperatures would fuse into a "glass painting". The topic of this Sci-Fi masterpiece again looked familiar...yup, my gun . I bid on the piece and won it, but when I mentioned that he had perhaps borrowed this from my original concept, he denied it. Dunno, it looks a bit too close to be coincidence.
Three days ago, I was looking for something to use as wallpaper for my desktop, and came across this great painting done by an artist named Adam Simpson. The work "Ray Guns-2009" shows several examples of well-known toy guns realized in various colors, a really cool illustration.
However, upon examining the work closer, I noticed one gun, that was never put into production...I'm sure you already guessed which one.
After retrieving the wallpaper, I was just about to log off, when I spied another familiar form, a watercolor sketch by an artist named Jez Whitworth . Hmmm...?
yup, so, I guess I should feel honored that all these folks liked my gun well enough to use it as their muse, as for me, well I'm just a-mused.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:21 AM
will be nice to tell all these guys the real story, ,
Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:42 AM
It'd be nice to have a real one of those.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:02 PM
It cracks me up that they think it's a real toy ray gun.
It is a real toy ray gun Andy. I have seen one up close and personal.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:21 PM
Here is a picture of the cool retro box art.
The gun itself is beautiful and came in a fitted box.
The piece has some heft to it, and would definitely deter any alien regardless of which galaxy it came from!
Edited by Tinplate6, 03 March 2012 - 12:23 AM.