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Rococopunk Gun Challenge by CaelynTek Rococopunk Gun Challenge :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 19 9 Aetheric Plasma Pistol by CaelynTek Aetheric Plasma Pistol :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 13 8 Steampunk Ray Gun Version 2 by CaelynTek Steampunk Ray Gun Version 2 :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 19 7 Matched Silver Steampunk Goggles by CaelynTek Matched Silver Steampunk Goggles :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 7 3 Starry Eyed Steampunk Goggles by CaelynTek Starry Eyed Steampunk Goggles :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 11 2 Steampunk Dueling Set - Dart Zone Blitzfire by CaelynTek Steampunk Dueling Set - Dart Zone Blitzfire :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 26 11 Steampunk Hunting Rifle - Commissioned by CaelynTek Steampunk Hunting Rifle - Commissioned :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 25 11 SteamFunk BOOMBox at Chesterfield Comic Con by CaelynTek SteamFunk BOOMBox at Chesterfield Comic Con :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 13 7 SteamFunk BOOMBox by CaelynTek SteamFunk BOOMBox :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 10 25 The Tree Hugger Maverick by CaelynTek The Tree Hugger Maverick :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 19 3 Aetheric Radiation Flight Goggles by CaelynTek Aetheric Radiation Flight Goggles :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 9 0 Lady's Aetheric Needler by CaelynTek Lady's Aetheric Needler :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 14 1 Steampunk PDW (Postal Defense Weapon) by CaelynTek Steampunk PDW (Postal Defense Weapon) :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 11 4 Shotty Workmanship Part II - The SubMariner by CaelynTek Shotty Workmanship Part II - The SubMariner :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 21 3 Desert Mechanics Goggles by CaelynTek Desert Mechanics Goggles :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 5 7 High Fashion Desert Goggle V2 by CaelynTek High Fashion Desert Goggle V2 :iconcaelyntek:CaelynTek 12 3


Victorian steampunk misses by Cyanida Victorian steampunk misses :iconcyanida:Cyanida 2 0 Tau Commander by half-halfling Tau Commander :iconhalf-halfling:half-halfling 10 0 Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock by NellMcGooffin Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock :iconnellmcgooffin:NellMcGooffin 11 0 Odd Tail by julia1a Odd Tail :iconjulia1a:julia1a 8 2 Friends by MaKo85 Friends :iconmako85:MaKo85 20 15 Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: WIP (Water-colors) by giadrosich Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: WIP (Water-colors) :icongiadrosich:giadrosich 47 9 Dark Eldar Tantalus by skycat Dark Eldar Tantalus :iconskycat:skycat 19 4 Black Templars Intercessor Squad - Commission by PrincipeFenice Black Templars Intercessor Squad - Commission :iconprincipefenice:PrincipeFenice 42 11 Black Templars Intercessor Squad II - Commission by PrincipeFenice Black Templars Intercessor Squad II - Commission :iconprincipefenice:PrincipeFenice 55 6 WH40K Daemon Princess of Slaanesh Conversion by Phantasmal-Horror
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WH40K Daemon Princess of Slaanesh Conversion :iconphantasmal-horror:Phantasmal-Horror 20 10
Eldar-Ranger by jeroenbrugman Eldar-Ranger :iconjeroenbrugman:jeroenbrugman 7 0 Lenticular Disque by OliverInk Lenticular Disque :iconoliverink:OliverInk 46 7 Doctor Who: Hello darkness, my old friend by BasiliskRules Doctor Who: Hello darkness, my old friend :iconbasiliskrules:BasiliskRules 18 3 Ultramarines Chaplain Redux by PrincipeFenice Ultramarines Chaplain Redux :iconprincipefenice:PrincipeFenice 20 5 Astral Knights Chaptor Master Artor Amhrad by TheEternalRanger Astral Knights Chaptor Master Artor Amhrad :icontheeternalranger:TheEternalRanger 33 10


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Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
I currently live in Richmond, Virginia, but I probably wont live here very long. I'm always moving for one reason or another. I'm married to a beautiful and smart lady who shares many of my hobbies and eccentricities, and those she doesn't share, she accepts. I'm an artist of many talents, but I'm not an expert at any form or medium of art. If you look at my gallery you'll notice I jump around from one thing to another. Yes I AM color blind... not completely of course, but I do have a hard time properly identifying and recognizing colors. I wasn't always color blind, it came upon me in the last half of my life, so I know what colors SHOULD look like, I just don't see them that way any more. So if I know the name of a color, I can usually properly use it in an art project.

I got into Steampunk around late 2009 and have jumped boots first into that world. I was lucky that Cincinnati and Ohio in general had a great and large Steampunk community, which allowed me to gain many friends and grow into the steampunk community. Now in Richmond, VA though, my wife and I are working to build a Steampunk community that will allow us to have a similar social life as we had in Cincinnati.

I try to do some tabletop gaming now and then, hence all my painted miniatures, but I don't do it regularly any more. I have had so many hobbies in my lifetime, that I often have to "trade in and out" of them so as not to fill my home with unused junk. I often sell off the accoutrements of one hobby to be able to enter into another.
Before my disability really kicked and and prevented me from working, I did simple HTML coding, converted learning materials to online formats and handled content management for a Distance Learning bachelor's degree programs that are administered through the Blackboard learning environment.
Now I'm a house husband and the only work I do you see here. I sell most of it at conventions, and sometime on etsy.


Rococopunk Gun Challenge
This blaster was created for entry into the Steampunk Gun Club (Facebook) Steampunk Rococo Gun Challenge (Plastic and Paint Division).
As you can see at the bottom of the image, I started out with a BuzzBee toys Pirate Blaster.

From there I ripped out all of the foam dart blaster internals except the trigger mechanism, then installed a modified 2 AA battery compartment, a switch and an ultra bright tri color LED mounted to the back end of a vacuum tube.

From there I started working on the external Rococo styling, hand sculpted from Apoxi Scultp epoxy putty. I add a little voltage meter opposite the flintlock hammer, then primed the whole thing in black with spray paint. The metallic sections were done with Rub N Buff, followed by the purple which was done with Vallejo Acrylic model paint. I then did some shading with Citadel brand wash. Then the whole thing was sealed using AMACO all purpose sealer.

Materials list:
BuzzBee Toys Pirate Blaster
AA battery compartment (2)
SPST Rocker Switch
18AWG solid copper wire
Ultra Bright Tri Color LED 30 deg view angle
Vacuum Tube
Apoxie Sculpt
Liquid Plastic Model Cement
Hot Glue
2 Part Epoxy
Krylon Fusion Satin Black Spray Paint
AMACO Rub N Buff - Antique Gold and Silver Leaf
Vallejo acrylic paint - Royal Purple
Citadel Washes - Badab Black and Devlon Mud
AMACO All Purpose Sealer
Aetheric Plasma Pistol
The Tek Armory has had a phenominal breakthrough in the fight against Aetheric threats.  Malevolent Aetheric Spirit Monsters have been from creatures that died from living within close distance to an aether-radiated impact crater. These creatures have been threatening living beings, animal and man alike and no previous human weapon could harm them. But in a partnership between the Tek University and the Tek Armory, this new Aetheric Plasma Pistol has been produced. It creates within it a series of 5 different types of aetheric plasma that when discharged from the barrels is attenuated by the vacuum dimensional activator tube. This causes the plasma to be able to interact within the dimensions these creatures inhabit. This new inter-dimensional weapon take a long time to produce, therefore, only scouts for the Clan of Teks and it's subsidiary organizations will be able to wield them.
The really real:
This was made from a classic NERF Lightnin Blitz (early 1990s era) that had been broken beyond repair. The NERF internals were removed and replaced with a color changing flashing LED array and an ultra bright blue LED illuminated Vacuum Tube.
The rest of the blaster was primed and painted using Rub N Buff, black acrylic paint and washes.

Krylon Fusion Satin Black spray paint
Silver Leaf Rub N Buff
Antique Gold Rub N Buff
Vallejo Acrylic Model Paint
Citadel Badab Black wash.
Ultra Bright LEDs (tri-color random flashing 30 degree view angle) (Blue constant 30 degree view angle)
2 AA battery casing
1 SPST rocker switch
Steampunk Ray Gun Version 2
This is a repaint and modification of a toy ray gun pistol that I had previously done 5 years ago.

I had originally bought two of them, and it took me five years to give the second one a go. The second one had a broken spinner motor for the light system, so I removed the motor entirely and replaced it all with color changing ultra bright LEDs.

It was primed black with Krylon Fusion spray pain, then I used Silver Leaf and Antique Gold Rub N Buff, plus four shades of brown Vallejo acrylic model color paint, then finally a brush on satin clearcoat.
Matched Silver Steampunk Goggles
This is a matched pair of Steampunk goggles, with minor differences to allow a "matched" couple to tell them apart.

Made with:
50mm Hobart brazing/welding 50mm goggles
Jewelry pendants
Orange juice caps
Black spray paint
Acrylic paint
Rub N Buff
So I've made a LOT of goggles. Like a LOT. More than I've shared on here to be sure. They usually sell pretty quick when I get a chance to vend somewhere, but they are slow to sell on Etsy. Probably just that whole "I want to handle them before I buy them" thing? Anyway, so I have a few more pairs that I finished recently, and I've been debating whether to share them cause I figure you all are tired of seeing them. Should I share them or shouldn't I? Should I always share my goggles projects with Deviantart? Let me know what you think.
  • Listening to: Vinyl 45s - Tina Turner at the moment
  • Reading: Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan
  • Watching: NCIS
  • Playing: Nothing, playstation broke
  • Eating: Quarter Pounder with Cheese
  • Drinking: Diet Dr. Pepper




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peterszebeni Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018   General Artist
Thank you for the favourite!
You have a beautiful gallery. :)
setophis37 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018
many thanks for the faves!!!
Don-de-chocolate Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Thanx for +fav. I am also color blind. Does a group of Color Bllind Artists exist? :D (Big Grin) 
CaelynTek Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't know. Never thought to look. :)
Don-de-chocolate Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018
Anyway, you and your wife look good in your steampunk outfits :D (Big Grin) 
HeatherAfterCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
Cyanida Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch and the fave! =)
CaelynTek Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome. I just wish I buy that steampunk fish purse for my wife. Though I'm sure it would be out of my price range. :(
Cyanida Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw thanks! But another obstacle would be, that is isn't for sale. I made it purely for myself to go with and outfit I made for the Asylum, Lincoln this year. But it's not a difficult project so why not make your own? =) Glad you like it though =)
MarkAlexValdendorf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018
Happy Birthday!
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