As said elsewhere
, I have started a second Steampunk costume, given that I consider Torvald Faust
virtually finished and I recently purchased a very fine rifle of a (fellow) Dutch artist, Ed Vieveen
. His rifle, now mine, fits with a few costumes I have, but given the fine-ness of said rifle, I figured it deserved a costume in and off itself, hence, Eustace Hargrave, British Royal Huntsman.
The rifle at the bottom of all this, looks as follows:
Ed makes really crazy things from scratch, but also on base of replicas and such, as you can see. And as cool as it is, I still feel there's room for improvement.
One, where the hammer used to be:
He replaced it, as one can see, but the new hammer is rather...limp. I will be replacing it once more
Two, at various places he used Philips screws, such as here:
Those will be replaced as well.
Lastly, I feel the instruments and other aiming devices could use a little tweaking:
That being said, it is still a very, very fine base to work from and as soon as I am able, I will show the actual clothes I have got in mind for this costume. Sorry for going a little Tactile on you all, but I feel it is all part of a costume