The British Steampunk Army

Check out The British Steampunk Army!

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You might recognise the green mask at the back.  It’s a variant of my Bioshock inspired mask that I made for them.  This is what it looked like when I shipped it out:

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They’ve modified it abit as you can see below and I think it looks really cool – I’d never have thought of adding the plumage but it really works!  Their outfits are fantastic.

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I particularly like the stained glass shield!

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As you may have noticed this one has three eyes rather than two like my previous mask,  so I needed a little help with the code from a friend of mine, but I think they look pretty cool.

 

 

Bioshock inspired mask is finally finished.

So I’ve finally finished my mask (more or less!).  I struggled a little with the direction of this one, as while I had the form down, I wasn’t sure on the paint scheme.  My previous mask had a very clear direction which I lacked a little for this one.  Once I settled on making something that could fit into the bioshock games however, things came together quite nicely.
 
Here’s a quick vid of the costume.

 

 
And here’s part 3 of my build series.

 

Steampunk mask – channeling Bioshock.

I’ve been working on my steampunk/dieselpunk mask which has taken a turn towards the steampunk (as opposed to my previous mask which ended up looking a little dieselpunk).  I think this has largely been because I’ve been playing the Bioshock series of video games recently which may have influenced my thinking a little 😉  I’m now thinking of this as something that would fit into the world of Rapture and am detailing and painting accordingly.

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As with the other cast of this that I made from the mould, I ended up changing my mind with the paint scheme.  Here’s how it previously looked.

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I’d gone with this paint scheme as I’d originally used a similar colour scheme for my machine head sculpture, but I didn’t think it worked quite so well at a larger scale, so I went for the black colour scheme above.

I’m due to post the second part of my video series covering the building of this soon which will mostly look at moulding and casting.

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I’ve been working on getting the electronics in the mask working however, which includes ventilation fans and some LED rings in the eyes.  Here’s a pic of the eyes in operation.

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IMATS 2018

I went down to the International Makeup Artists Trade Show this weekend.  My steampunk astronaut had made his way down to the show at the request of Bentley Advanced Chemicals who were the supplier of the silicon rubber I used for the sculpture.  It was very nice to have him out on display as he’s been sitting in the loft for the last six months.  Here’s a quick vid.

 

Another Steampunk Mask

The Asylum is coming up later in the year so I’m trying to get a head start and begin work on my costume earlier than I usually do. This is kind of like version 2.0 of my previous steampunk mask, although it should look quite different. This time round I’m making a mould of the whole thing and casting it in polyurethane resin and fibre glass.  I’m quite looking forward to doing the paint job on this one (and I can always cast another copy and start again if I screw it up!), but I’m not quite there yet 😉