This is a ray gun that I made out of some cast resin pieces. It was one of those occasions where a few bits and pieces made for different projects just happen to fit together perfectly and just beg to be made into something. I’ve built up abit of a library of cast bits and pieces now so I’m increasingly finding myself using them to build projects.
I recently attended Steampunks in Space, an event held in the National Space Center in Leicester. I’ve attended several times previously, but it’s always really nice to be able exhibit my models, sculptures, costumes pieces and props. Here’s a video and some pics.
Check out The British Steampunk Army!
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:
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.
I particularly like the stained glass shield!
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.
Here’s a video looking at a steampunk bracer that I made a while back.
I recently attended my eighth Asylum steampunk festival in Lincoln. I didn’t take many photos this year, although I did shoot abit of video, so here’s a quick vid of the event. This year I was field testing my new bioshock inspired mask, although I did also use my steampunk flight mask from last year in the military parade.
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.
Here’s the second part of my build series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.