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Gatling Gun - Steampunk Hunter by Arsenal-Best, visual art

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My Bio
My love for Scifi started in the age of 6 while reading most of Jules Vernes works. After years of costume and prop building in "another galaxy far, far away", discovering Steampunk in 2010 was instantly a perfect match!
SciFi in the victorian style of Jule Verne. What could be better?

My approach on Steampunk design is quite simple: victorian aestetics combined with functionality.
There are many out there defining steampunk by simply bashing brass tubing together. The more the better.
I have a different opinion:

1. If you take a look at the victorian age, you will soon realize that one essence of it was, that even machines and purely functional equipment was made to look like a unique and elegant piece of art.

2. Every piece on every gadget and contraption I conceive should still look like it is there for a reason and has a plausible function instead of "just been put there".
To use a phrase of Walt Disney they must have at least a sense of" the plausible implausible".

3. An overall coherent concept should be visible throughout the whole design. I'm not a fan of looking like a walking flea-market.

That's the design philosophy I try to follow.


You can find more pics and WIP stuff here:
www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_best
Facebook: www.facebook.com/arsenal.best.…

I have an Etsy shop as well:
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My dear friends, watchers and visitors, It's more than overdue, that I get myself posting again here on Deviantart, since the last one published is now more than a year old! :shocked: Mainly to real life interference, I didn't find the time nor the calm to show you something new. However that doesn't mean our Steampunk paused in the same time as well. Quiet on the contrary! We had so many wonderful shoots and where very busy in what sparetime we had, to create new stuff. There are tons of awesome pictures collected over the last one and a half year, waiting to be shared with you. Some of them, showing different sides of us you haven't see
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Before I have to celebrate the first anniversary of my last journal entry, I guess I better relate some news.. ;) Especially when there are far better things to celebrate! First of all, pageviews just passed the 20.000 line! :woohoo: Thank you all for your ongoing interest in my work! I really appreciate it, since like everyone else, I enjoy it, to see that our creations are noticed and liked, which fuels our motivation to do more. I'm happy about every view and fave I get. Though I might not have the time to thank every one specifically, be asured that I always take a look who faved or watched me, because I really do take an interest in
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Finally released! "Das große Steampanoptikum" is a fantastic journey through the german Steampunk scene. Wonderfully illustrated with 176 pages full of great pictures in glossy colours. It features a broad spectrum through the german Steampunkery may it be makers, writers, musicians or anything in between. And even for someone in the scene, I was amazed about the richness of this collection. For someone just interested in Steampunk this book also is a perfect entry to get an overview about the wide variety what steampunk can be (and achieve). It makes me proud to say, that both Ms. Jules H. Aetherton and myself had the honour to be
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Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
Thank you very much for watch, I return it with pleasure!