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Posted: 9/23/2012 11:02:38 PM
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So, apparenly I can't get images to embed...dunno why. In any event, you are stuck with links.

EDIT: Thanks for the help.

I decided, after seeing the thread floating around the interwebs about dying polymer parts, that I needed to undertake a project doing just that.

So, I went a little crazy and put together a tribute to my dark lord and master, Cthul....er....ummm...I mean, a tribute to a favorite author, H.P. Lovecraft.

Why, you might ask? Because I wanted a one-of-a-kind rifle. One. Of. A. Kind.

I think I got it.

First, the basics, rear to front.

VLTOR EMOD stock
Spike's buffer tube/buffer, lower, and upper
RRA 2-stage trigger LPK
FailZero BCG
BCM Gunfighter charging handle
Magpul MIAD grip and BUIS, as well as 7 PMags
Daniel Defense 16" chrome-lined 1-in-7 barrel
YHM lightweight rifle-length handguard with endcap
Grippod foregrip
KwikGuard rail covers
AAC Blackout flash hider

I think thats about it. Its a Burris AR-536 optic I am trying out on top.

It was a lot of work...three hours or so of actual rifle assembly, WEEKS of design, masking, dying, drying, re-dying, etc. on the polymer parts.

And, here it is:





And some close-ups...









All of the quotes on the parts are from either Lovecraft's personal correspondence, or directly from his stories. Some examples:

"I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness..." (on the MIAD grip)

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." (along the right side)

"If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences." (magazine)

"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight." (along the top)

"The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind." (along the bottom)

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.” (spread out over two mags)

"Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity." (magazine)

"Men of broader intellect know that there is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and the unreal." (foregrip)

"It must be remembered that there is no real reason to expect anything in particular from mankind; good and evil are local expedients—or their lack—and not in any sense cosmic truths or laws." (magazine)

Not everything thats on there, by any means, but a lot of it. Here are a couple photos of parts of the process:









Anyway, I just thought I would share my sickness with the world...enjoy!

IA! IA! PH'NGLUI MGLW'NAFH CTHULHU RY'LYEH WGAH'NAGL FTHAGN!
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Posted: 9/23/2012 11:12:08 PM
Damn man, that is a hell of a lot of work. Looks great!
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Posted: 9/23/2012 11:20:15 PM
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10/10 for creativity man. Not my thing, but it looks really good.
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Posted: 9/23/2012 11:26:05 PM
Is your front sight on backwards?
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Posted: 9/23/2012 11:27:18 PM
Originally Posted By AggM:
10/10 for creativity man. Not my thing, but it looks really good.


Yeah...it probably won't be many people's thing. LOL

Its a toy. I freely admit that. And it makes me happy to be cheek-to-cheek with Cthulhu...
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Posted: 9/23/2012 11:30:50 PM
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Originally Posted By Mr10anahaf:
Is your front sight on backwards?


I don't think so. A better question would be...does it matter? I push a button, it pops up, and is only adjustable for elevation. Looks better like this, gives me more room for rail covers, and more room for words.
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Posted: 9/23/2012 11:36:02 PM
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
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Posted: 9/23/2012 11:37:34 PM
that's bad ass.

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Posted: 9/24/2012 1:10:02 AM
Interesting. Very creative.
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Posted: 9/24/2012 7:34:42 AM
Originally Posted By Mr10anahaf:
Is your front sight on backwards?


Yes, it's on backwards, but I do the same thing with rifles that use light mounts.

OP that is a extremely cool build. Makes for a conversation piece.
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Posted: 9/24/2012 8:31:19 AM

Admit it, you are the guy who makes Dr Brohner's soap...
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Posted: 9/24/2012 9:16:52 AM
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The front sight is on backwards but it's not a huge deal. If it works it works. You can flip it around and still have the same around of room on the rail just about.

That being said, this rifle is awesome and it came out friggin' awesome. Lots of hard word and it paid off. The gun is extremely unique, and even though I don't know what the F any of the sayings are from, it still looks awesome and subtle enough to still almost pull off being camo. Great job.
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Posted: 9/24/2012 10:05:11 AM
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Posted: 9/24/2012 9:20:30 PM
And a GIANT, Yog-Sothoth-sized shout out of thanks to FortyFiveAutomatic, who helped me get the pictures embedded.

Thank you, sir.
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Posted: 9/24/2012 9:54:08 PM
You squid guys are weird ..

But.

I like what you did.
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Posted: 9/24/2012 9:55:48 PM
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Posted: 9/24/2012 10:14:03 PM
I just giggle a little inside every time someone worries about zombies, or disease, or power outages or some other nonsense...

Every good cultist knows how the world will REALLY end. When the stars are right, of course. Apparently FortyFive is on board...

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Yog Sothoth IS the Gate...
Yog-Sothoth is the Key, and the Guardian of the Gate...
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Posted: 9/24/2012 10:21:44 PM
it looks very nice

you did a nice job

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Posted: 9/25/2012 1:29:46 AM
I just lost 35 Sanity just reading it.

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Posted: 9/25/2012 2:18:27 AM
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Fa idha yaji' al-shudhdhadh fa-l-maut qad yantahi.

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Posted: 9/25/2012 8:01:32 AM
Originally Posted By ErikO:
I just lost 35 Sanity just reading it.



Thats a big hit!

Glad I could help. I'm curious though...that seems like a lot of sanity to have left...it would have put me WAY below zero. Got any left?

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Posted: 9/25/2012 8:02:03 AM
Originally Posted By phurba:
La mayyitan ma qadirun yatabaqqa sarmadi
Fa idha yaji' al-shudhdhadh fa-l-maut qad yantahi.



I'll drink to that!

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Posted: 9/25/2012 10:35:04 AM
Originally Posted By Kagetora:
Originally Posted By ErikO:
I just lost 35 Sanity just reading it.



Thats a big hit!

Glad I could help. I'm curious though...that seems like a lot of sanity to have left...it would have put me WAY below zero. Got any left?



My Ref says "You feel happier" if that helps.

On a semi-related note, we watched the Destination Truth episode where they went to Antarctica. I kept waiting for them to head to the Mountains of Madness but alas they didn't get past the Wordie hut.
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Posted: 9/25/2012 10:38:17 AM
Cool, but not the rifle I would want to shoot some guy in the driveway with while he was trying to steal my Camry
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Posted: 9/25/2012 11:26:07 AM
The black goat of the woods with a thousand young approves.
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Posted: 9/25/2012 12:28:11 PM
Originally Posted By ErikO:
I just lost 35 Sanity just reading it.



*groan* c'thun reference. =P
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