Thursday, March 11, 2010

I have been making more steampunk weapons props lately...





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-enganear

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Murr-E Gets a Throttle

I purchased a Kelly throttle for Murr-E, my electric tractor project and I got it installed today. I still have to complete the control wiring, but the power wiring is mostly complete.
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-enganear

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween office contest


Friday was fun! I dressed steampunk for the office Halloween festivities and won the top prize for the most creative costume! It was also the first outing for my steam saber, I will complete the video soon for this latest artifact.



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Dryad






Dressing up runs in my family. Here are some terrific pictures of my first-born daughter in her guise of a Dryad. The costume and makeup are entirely her creations. Pretty amazing, huh?

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enganear

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dragoncon 2009, the year of the steampunk explosion!

Dragoncon 2009 has come an gone and it was the best yet. I have been attending since 2001. This was the year steampunk exploded and I predict next year it will be a steampunk convention! The Alternate History track was standing room only for every panel and I certainly hope they plan on a bigger room for 2010. My costuming efforts were well received which made me very happy. I even got compliments on my work from Anthony Daniels (C3PO) and Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh from Battlestar Galactica). Here is a slideshow of the steampunk costumes. It is by no means complete, but I hope you enjoy it. the music is "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby.

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I uploaded all of these steampunk pictures and many more of other costumes to my Flickr account.

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enganear

Monday, August 24, 2009

More steampunk artifacts....

I finished the Dimensional Rift Divinator that I had been working on for my youngest daughter to wear at Dragoncon. Here is a short video:

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I finally got around to documenting PIPP, my first steampunk artifact. PIPP is short for Pulse Initiated Plasma Pistol and here is the video:


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enganear

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Busy steampunking!

I have been toiling away in my shop, but I have a lot to show for it. In addition to getting my robots ready for Dragoncon Robot Battles, I have been building more steampunk artifacts. Here is my Steampunk Spinning Photon Array Pistol. I am pleased with the pewter look I was able to get with silver Rub 'n Buff.

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I also finished my Radium Gripper and show it off in this video below. It required lots of detail work and reminded me I need some stronger glasses...


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I made my first pair of goggles as you can see below. I used leather from an old jacket, some plumbing fittings (1 1/2" slip joint nuts), and some amber acrylic that I ordered from McMaster Carr. I made them as decorations for my hat, but they work well as goggles.




The family is really looking forward to Dragoncon!

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enganear