I spent saturday taking pics of some recent sculptures. It’s quite fun to set up backdrops and lights to get some decent shots. I even dug my old smoke machine out, although it’s abit rubbish so I’m not sure you can really see the smoke much!
Oh yeah. I forgot to mention I took a few bits and bobs along to the Surrey Steampunk Convivial a few weeks ago. We had a small exhibition in the illustrious location of the church hall kitchen 😉
It was nice to be able to share my various sculptures with people as they’ve only seen the inside of my front room so far. As usual the mask proved popular. One chap said he was using it as his facebook profile picture which was nice.
My gauntlet also garnered a fair bit of interest. Here’s Pandora and Lance modelling it! I was thinking I should set up a stall where people can come and try on my stuff 😉
And here’s a pic of the angel. I’ve not had a chance to do a proper batch of photos of this one yet, so that’s due.
So I’ll be displaying a few pieces at Harpsfest the Surrey Steampunk festival this weekend. These comprise a variety of bits and pieces I’ve started in recent months, although I have constructed an all new airship, mostly so I wouldn’t need to borrow a car to transport it!
Here’s an update on my latest, still untitled sculpture. I’ve mostly been referring to him as ‘big hat dude’ but I need to come up with a better title than that!
I constructed the head gear out of brass and copper which I soldered together. I then corroded it using scopas cupra and plumbers flux. It was quite interesting to see the different colours produced. The copper almost went blue in places and the circular piece at the top went bright orange.
Here’s a pic before I corroded it.
And here’s a pic of the sculpture once I’d baked the sculpey. He’s not fully painted yet in this pic although I have done a little airbrushing.
So here’s a new WIP. The basic idea here is that I think Steampunk is abit too nice, so I’m trying to do Evil Steampunk.
To this end I’ve got a sort of cyborg bust dude wearing a painful looking facemask/hat. The picture here has most of it made in paper – I was trying to figure out the basic shapes before I went ahead and made it in copper and brass sheet.
Obviously I’m ‘paying homage’ to a variety of more awesome things here. It recalls the Mouth of Sauron from Lord of the Rings and I also had in mind the Angel of Death from Hellboy 2.
There’s something about covering the eyes up that makes things look really evil. The finished version will be covered in additional metal detailing before being corroded and weathered in a similar fashion to The Lady of Pain that I made recently.