Making a Steampunk Mask Part 2

Here’s part two of my video series looking at making a steampunk mask.

As mentioned this is for the Asylum Steampunk festival in Lincoln at the end of august so I’m trying to get everything ready in time. ¬†This is the first time I’ve managed to get everything on to test whether it all works. ¬†I found that the ventilation unit on the back (which actually works and circulates air through the mask) was a little too low so the gas mask hoses were a little too tight. ¬†I’ve been re-adjusting this

I’m also making a steampunk revolver, which is the first time I’ve actually had a go at making a steampunk hand gun. ¬†This is made from copper piping and some plywood which I’ve covered in plastic, leather and some cast resin pieces made from CO2 cannisters and various other mechanical pieces.

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I’ve also made some union jack shin guards which are made from foam covered in fibre glass which I’ve sanded smooth.

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Preparing for The Asylum 2017

It’s that time of year when I start working on my piece for The Asylum. ¬†I’d actually intended to start working on this in January so I had plenty of time to get it sorted. ¬†That’s obviously not happened!

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This is intended to be a pilot’s helmet for Imperial Aethyric Airways, my friend Sue’s steampunk troupe. ¬†As you can see they’re characterised by their union jack livery and it’s high time I joined them, so this will be painted in union jack colours too.

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I’m constructing this out of foam initially

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And have then covered it in fibre glass and car body filler. ¬†After much shaping and sanding I’ve ended up with this.

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Here’s a rough sketch of how this is going to look – the pipes in the respirator will lead down to a unit in the chest which will have fans circulating air into the mask so I can actually breath (important).

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The flaps on the side and top of the mask are intended to be aerofoils which will be servo controlled. ¬†I’m thinking these will be linked to a tilt switch so that when I tilt my head the servos run through a programmed sequence.

I’ve got myself an ardino and have managed to make a servo move back and forth, which I guess is a first step ūüėČ

Steampunk Elysium Exo-Suit Build Log Part 3

Here’s the final part of my build log for my steampunk exo-suit power arm thing (still not doing too well on coming up with titles for my stuff!). I’m quite pleased with how this came out. ¬†The mobility is pretty good and it doesn’t restrict my movement much at all.

I’m off to the Asylum Steampunk Festival this weekend so we’ll see how it holds up!

Steampunk Exo Suit

Just thought I’d share this quick video of my¬†Steampunk Exo Suit which I posted on my facebook page. ¬†The piece is basically done, a few more details to take care of but basically there. ¬†The Asylum‘s next week so looking forward to taking it out on the road, so to speak.

I’m currently editing the final part of my build log which I’ll post soon as it’s finished.

Asylum pics

Here’re my pics from this years Asylum. ¬†I hadn’t taken that many by the end of the first day, but by the end of the weekend I’d taken over 400, so it took me a while to go through them all. ¬†Here’s a pic of Amy from Aconite Creations¬†– her costumes are always amazing.

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And here’re Sue and John. I thought they looked abit cinematic so I gave them a widescreen look and abit of film grain ūüėČ

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And here’s a Flickr gallery of the rest of my pics.
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Finally, I found myself getting photographed a fair bit. ¬†Here’re some cool pics taken by photographers at the event.