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Hektor Plasm
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« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2017, 11:44:04 pm »

Happy New Steam Year to you too Sir, and the Most Splendid  1918 2018 to everyone!!
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Synistor 303
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« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2018, 10:27:41 am »

Stunning bit of work, just stunning! I have a large brass kettle which I am planning to turn into a helmet. Tell me, where did you find the chin-strap? That is the one thing I can’t find.

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And Happy New Ears!
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urgolem
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« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2018, 02:53:20 pm »

Thank you !

Tell me, where did you find the chin-strap? That is the one thing I can’t find.

The leather chinstrap is the original part of the fireman helmet.
However, the front purely decorative metallic strap is made from a women's metal belt (what you see is its back, with the design more appropriate to the helmet).
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Synistor 303
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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2018, 01:02:14 am »

Thank you !

Tell me, where did you find the chin-strap? That is the one thing I can’t find.

The leather chinstrap is the original part of the fireman helmet.
However, the front purely decorative metallic strap is made from a women's metal belt (what you see is its back, with the design more appropriate to the helmet).

You'd think, me being a woman and all, that I would have thought of that! Thanks! To the Op Shop for me to seek out an appropriate belt.
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urgolem
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« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2018, 02:59:23 pm »

The helmet is entirely made up of flea markets finds, most of them coming from the daily flea market in Brussels center :

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I buy anything which looks steam-compatible and costs no more than 1 €. Then all is neatly stockpiled in my personnal treasure vault, waiting there patiently for its moment of glory.
Only the fireman helmet, bought in Prague, was a little bit more expensive. But definitely irresistible.  Wink
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urgolem
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« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2018, 02:17:21 pm »

Situational simulation :

(original image from the czech film "Fabulous world of Jules Verne", directed by Karel Zeman)

Newly added (movie scene) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zAYBDELXKg
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Synistor 303
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« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2018, 12:57:56 am »

The helmet is entirely made up of flea markets finds, most of them coming from the daily flea market in Brussels center :

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I buy anything which looks steam-compatible and costs no more than 1 €. Then all is neatly stockpiled in my personnal treasure vault, waiting there patiently for its moment of glory.
Only the fireman helmet, bought in Prague, was a little bit more expensive. But definitely irresistible.  Wink

We just don't have such markets in Australia, but we have lots and lots of 'Opportunity Shops' (Op Shops). These are run by churches and charities and there are a few really good ones locally. I have cleaned the local ones out of and brass objects that look as if they might become something steampunk. There is also a place called 'Reverse Art Truck" near here, which is a series of old sheds that have all kinds of stuff that would have ended up in the rubbish tip (landfill) but has been recycled. For a dollar you can fill a shopping bag with all kinds of weird and wonderful bits and pieces. I have to limit myself going there otherwise my house would look like a hoarders heaven... I bought the brass kettle on Gumtree, our online junk shop.
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urgolem
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« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2018, 05:19:31 pm »

I have to limit myself going there otherwise my house would look like a hoarders heaven...

At home, I had to choose too, brick-a-brac and bibelots or me. Finally, I have found an empty spot on a shelf even for me and I feel quite well accepted.  Wink
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tombanwell
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« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2018, 10:04:38 pm »

Wow! Beautiful work!
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Full steam ahead,
Tom
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« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2018, 10:27:21 pm »

Thank you !  Smiley
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urgolem
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« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2018, 10:33:15 pm »

Please see also

"Stochastic particles dispenser" :
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,46315.0.html

Megentropogenic Steam Cleaner :
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,47136.0.html

"Big pocket ray mortificator" :
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,47199.0.html

"La Terrifiante" :
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,49233.0.html
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