Posts Tagged “Steampunk”

Here’s a video looking at making my latest steampunk music video Rise Another Leaf.

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I’ve finally finished my steampunk music video Rise Another Leaf. I originally started this video when Tom’s album came out in 2014 but never quite got round to completing it. Now that the album’s been remastered and re-released I’ve eventually got round to completing it!  There’s more info in my previous posts in the Rise Another Leaf category as it’s had a pretty long genesis!

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I attended the Asylum last weekend, Lincoln’s Annual Steampunk festival.  I’m currently editing a video, but here’re some pics in the meantime.  As you can see I got to road test my exo-suit arm as well as see some rather amazing costumes made by others.


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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!

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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.

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Here’s the second part of my ‘Steampunk Exo Suit’ build log and it’s starting to take shape.  It took me quite alot of experimentation to get the length and spacing of the pistons correct but they seem to work really well now.  I might add a few more pistons – it definitely needs one on the back of the arm that will move when I move my forearm.

Once I’ve got all the functionality working I’ll then pull it apart and start adding detail and start painting.

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So with The Asylum barely two months away, I’m working on a new costume piece for the festival.  Last year it was Steampunk Predator.  This year it’s a steampunk version of the exo-suit from Elysium.

I had some experience with making items out of wood and plastic last year making my predator shoulder cannon.  The main barrel is made from PVC pipe overlaid with thin brass sheet.  That gave me the idea that it might be relatively easy to make some pistons in the same way.  I could then attach them to a costume piece and have them move as I moved.  The power suit from Elysium seemed like an obvious choice for inspiration.

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This is a steampunk BB-8 that I’ve made. This is part of a charity exhibition organised by



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My incessant videoing continues with a new video looking at some steampunk items that I’ve made!  I plan to do some more in depth ‘how-to’ videos, but I’ve built quite alot of stuff over the last few years so I thought I’d give it an airing ;)

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So I spent the weekend in the National Space Centre in Leicester for Steampunks in Spaaaaaaace!  This is the third year of the event and my second as an exhibitor.  It was noticeably busier than the previous year and I was surprised to see something like 200 people show up at 10am on saturday!  I had alot of people come up to say hi and take a look and it was nice to share my stuff with people.  It spends most of it’s time in my front room, so nice to give it an airing ;)  Alot of people were interested in how the sculptures were made so it was also nice to talk shop with people.

Here’re some pics of my stand and the makers area.


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I also did a quick vid!

I decided to concentrate on sculptures this year.  My two co-exhibitors Herr Doktor and Arty Piston-Broke each have their own disicipline – Herr Doktor has the hard edged modelling covered (check out his tripods ;) ) where-as Arty Piston concentrates more  on costumes and props.  There’s abit of an overlap as both me and Herr Doktor have several gadgets and costume pieces too, but I figured I’d mostly bring sculptures so there was abit more of a distinction between us.

However I did bring a few gauntlets with me which did garner a fair bit of attention.  Might have to bring a few along next year – people liked trying them on ;)


I also took the mask for a quick whirl around the space center.  Mostly to scare people you understand ;)



Finally, you may have noticed I seem to have gained a rather fetching green coat in this pic.  This was made for me by my friends Jon and Sue.  I’d made them some steampunk goggles a while back back and they reciprocated in spectacular fashion with this amazing custom made coat!  Jon is open to commissions so do give him a shout – there’s more info on his blog.

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