Models: Miss Jules H. Aetherton & Arsenal Best
Location: FaRK 2014, Reden, Germany
Compare with the original design scribble: www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_best/13944211340/
Female victorian TNG uniform inspired by this beautiful artwork from
male version inspired by this:
Steam Trek Accessoires I made for these outfits:
- com badge www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_best/14094324628/
- flag officer rank pins www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_best/14280535954/in/photost...
- officer rank pins www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_best/14301185433/in/photost...
- science officer commander earrings www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_best/14301213253/in/photost...
A Mk.X Steampunk Tricorder is also almost done.
"Steam on and progress!"
That's no excuse.
I live in a flat as well, have no separate workroom either (just a miniature workbench as extension for my desk I built myself) and my main tools are a fretsaw, a minidrill with different bits for drilling, cutting, sanding etc., a simple soldering iron and some other household tools like files, hammer, scalpell etc. and of course most important: the vacuum-cleaner to eliminate the mess one made at the end of the day.
For an example here you see, what I used (and still do) to carve pictures into leather www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_… and a close-up of the finished work www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_…
Sure, with specialized tools much is easier, but if one can't afford them all or have the room for them, there's still always a way around to realize your projects.
So you can do it too!
Of course for the lack of time, I myself too haven't found a solution yet.
Concerning tools, not really. I mostly use 0,5mm brass sheet which can be cut with a handfretsaw (sometimes even better with a scissor). I rarely braze (though I own a soldering lamp by now too). The only soldering I usually do, is wiring LEDs and stuff.
The Phaser WIP is simply the beauty of propmaking, if you started from movieprops: it only has to look the real deal!
It's completly made from plastic, simply with a convencing shiny paintjob.
I know, some steampunks are purists and only use real materials, but though I like to work with specific materials, even sometimes choose them according to the theme (i.E. only african wood for the shaft of a Safari blunderbuss), achieving the same result with easier to work materials, saves time for those many other projects that want to be realized as well.