Steampunk

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    Hold my beer, I'll show you what I will do with this.

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    So I punch out the base, strip the paint and got some steam pipe bored.

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    Make washer

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    Cap

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    Nature paints

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    Putting the punk into steam involves digging deep into my randoms box.

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    Make backing plate.

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    Drill out valve core

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    More of the same, slightly bigger
    This one will be domed.

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    Found some copper to dome press

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    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. :dontknow:

    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?
     
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    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 :)
     
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  14. selectedgrub

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    :laughing: Thanks guys.
    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.
    Cheers
     
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    grind out some more dome

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    Was not feeling the shape of the legs so they lost some weight.

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    This has potential.

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  18. MysterG

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    Every time I see this I think of the opening sequence to a 20th Century Fox film ...
     
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    Yes,
    But when I think people might know what it will be, I will repeat this process.

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