Hold my beer, I'll show you what I will do with this.
So I punch out the base, strip the paint and got some steam pipe bored.
Putting the punk into steam involves digging deep into my randoms box.
Make backing plate.
Drill out valve core
More of the same, slightly bigger
This one will be domed.
Found some copper to dome press
I can tell already this is going to be amazing. What I can't tell is where on earth the inspiration comes from and how you come up with the idea in the first place.
The materials are obviously attractive to all of us here; who doesn't like a bit of naked, raw metal? I can see people reaching for Google to explain the concept of "steampunk" as if that's all there is to it but that's not what I am seeing. To me it's the juxtaposition of those materials, the composition of these elements and even the proportions which make it inexplicably "obvious" this is going to look amazing.
I have worked with artists in the past and this has had me baffled for some time. How can it be that a creation looks right even from such an early stage when the creative process is so well hidden?
looks very search light or cannon so far which probably means I am 180degrees wrong ! love watching your stuff ,the junk box you have must be most on heres dream place
Yes there's not much to it fabrication wise really.
It's pretty basic. The layering of metals is just a colour palette.
It's a hard question to answer, I will look at what something can be and not what it is.
If anyone can see what it was after I'm finished, I feel I haven't done the job properly.
The main thing is just have a bit of fun, inspire and be inspired.
Create and share that creation.
Thanks again I appreciate people looking.
grind out some more dome
Was not feeling the shape of the legs so they lost some weight.
This has potential.
Every time I see this I think of the opening sequence to a 20th Century Fox film ...
But when I think people might know what it will be, I will repeat this process.
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