This is a photograph of some of the gear for my steampunk skypirate, Vincent Mycroft Dantes, Esq., Captain of the H.M.S. Amaranth.
My Hephaestus Steam Cannon in its holster with the Aether gauge for my generator backpack (not shown). I made the Cannon by bolting a bunch of brass lamp parts to the grip of a Colt .45 Griswold replica. Machining all of the pieces to fit and assembling the whole contraption was a full day of work.
I threw in the Lady Hellfire pistol, which belongs to my good friend Mr. Cookus of Promethium Metalworks, because I had room on the couch and it is supremely awesome.
this is my finished gun. it started as a nerf firefly. i took the gun apart, made some internal modifications, painted EVERYTHING and put it all back together.
*this pic was taken a few days after halloween. originally, it had many glow sticks in each fuel cell. unfortunately, they all died and i did not have enough to refill them for these pics. trust me, they looked even better for the big night.
UPDATE: this item has been sold! i have received a lot of interest in my guns, as of late and i am very thankful for all the feedback. if you are interested in purchasing a custom modification (gun or otherwise) let me know! no request will go unconsidered!
Front and rear shot of my new project. The various armour plates were sculpted in clay before they were moulded in silicone and fibreglass. To get the metal effect i mixed bronze powder into gel coat and coated the inside of the mould with it. I only used about 3.5X the weight of gel coat in bronze powder, you can go up to 5X if you want to get a bright finish. I backed the gel coat with a layer of chop followed by a layer of 300gsm fibreglass matting and then two layers fibreglass tissue. When it had cured I used wire wool to expose the metal particles before applying an antiquing fluid to age it. I gently shined the surface back up with a cloth and Brasso. The scales were sculpted in plastiline, moulded in plaster then cast in pigmented latex. They were painted up with layers of gold spray paint, iron paste and burnt umber acrylic paint to make them look like bronze. The feathers were from a Macaw, held into place with K&S tubing mounted into the back plate. The various straps and belts were bought from charity shops! You can't beat naturally aged leather They were cut and sewn to various buckles and stuck to the armour with contact adhesive. The garment underneath i tailored out of various fabrics including taffeta, poly cotton canvas, a light plum cotton for the lining and I've no idea what the main material is called I'm afraid.. I'm not even going to guessXD Anyway, hope you like it! The design is in my gallery, i know i doesn't have the silk painted wings, i haven't gotten around to fixing the design for them yet! Feel free to ask questions too! Daniel
I can't believe i finished this! Wrist fired Gatling gun All metal and leather construction, made from various brass findings & antique clock parts. I also mounted a real quartz crystal with copper wires as an Aethericy sort of ammunition. on the leather i did an antique/weathered finish, and tried to keep it utilitarian. The best part is, when you turn the key, the barrels rotate! That was by far the hardest part on this one.
She still needs a name, and I think I'm going to make a stand for her before I list her on Ebay. any help with the name is much appreciated. Please check out the other views in my gallery.