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Richard H
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« on: January 17, 2016, 08:54:48 pm »

And so my costume begins, pretty much making it p as I go along and not quite sure where it's all heading.
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Miranda.T
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2016, 09:07:28 pm »

I do like the goggle spectacles - I presume they can be taken off the hat and popped over the eyes?

Yours,
Miranda.
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Hez
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 06:47:42 am »

It is a good start.  Keep posting pictures so we can see where you go from here.
Is that a reflection or do you have eyes behind the lenses?
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 07:44:39 am »

I do like the goggle spectacles - I presume they can be taken off the hat and popped over the eyes?

Yours,
Miranda.

With the greatest respect, Miss Miranda, I must beg to disagree with you on this matter.

One must never place one's goggles over one's eyes, lest the populace be led to believe they're functional.

An excellent start, Mr Richard.  Carry on.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 10:06:05 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
What a splendid start, Richard H.

Suggestions?
Decorate or weather the leather hat band.
Age the dial with tea or coffee applied with a small sponge or bit of cotton wool.
Feathers? Perhaps not, but they can be most effective on a hat.

Again, well done, indeed.

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily


 
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Richard H
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 08:44:27 pm »

It is a good start.  Keep posting pictures so we can see where you go from here.
Is that a reflection or do you have eyes behind the lenses?
its just the way the pic has turned up, but that isnt a bad idea  Wink
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Richard H
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 08:50:32 pm »

Thanks for the positive comments and all suggestions are more than welcome, I did try and weather the dial but it has some kind of coating on it so not a lot sticks to it but will have a look at the belt and see what I can do.
The goggles are in fact jewelers glasses and work but only if you want to see 1cm away  Shocked Its still a work in progress.
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Quin
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2016, 02:27:59 am »

I did try and weather the dial but it has some kind of coating on it so not a lot sticks to it

Lightly scuff it up with high-grit sandpaper and try again?
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2016, 03:59:04 am »

And so my costume begins, pretty much making it p as I go along and not quite sure where it's all heading.

I reckon that it's a "Thinking Bowler" for the amateur tinkerer, in the lab or workshop.
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2016, 08:11:53 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
I did try and weather the dial but it has some kind of coating on it so not a lot sticks to it

Lightly scuff it up with high-grit sandpaper and try again?

Snap, my dear Quin!
As for the belt, a number of bashes with a hammer here and there and then a thin coat of cheap acrylic paint (black, green and orange mixed together do well) applied and then wiped off before it dries would create some interesting textures in it.

Also, bashing something with a hammer is oddly satisfying, don't you know.
Amuse yourself and be splendid!

I remain yours,
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Major Wolfram Quicksilver
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2016, 06:41:42 pm »

And so my costume begins, pretty much making it up as I go along and not quite sure where it's all heading.

I still work like this, seems to work out ok for me.  Looking good, well done!
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Miranda.T
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2016, 08:53:48 pm »


With the greatest respect, Miss Miranda, I must beg to disagree with you on this matter.

One must never place one's goggles over one's eyes, lest the populace be led to believe they're functional.

An excellent start, Mr Richard.  Carry on.

But it seems they are functional -

(snip)

The goggles are in fact jewelers glasses and work but only if you want to see 1cm away  Shocked Its still a work in progress.

Actually, those sound jolly useful!

Yours,
Miranda.
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Quin
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2016, 08:58:27 pm »

And so my costume begins, pretty much making it p as I go along and not quite sure where it's all heading.


heading...hat...I see what you did there Wink
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Richard H
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2016, 09:10:10 pm »

not sure if this link will work but this is what I started with, thought the leds looked cheap and nasty sp took em off, might stick them on a gun or summut.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20X-Magnifier-Magnifying-Eye-Glass-Loupe-Jeweler-Watch-Repair-with-LED-Light-AY-/131536379511?hash=item1ea02dde77:g:46kAAOSwrklVfkqh
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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2016, 01:30:43 am »

Great start.  Keep it going and please keep us posted.
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Crescat Scientia
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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2016, 04:15:22 am »

Thanks for the positive comments and all suggestions are more than welcome, I did try and weather the dial but it has some kind of coating on it so not a lot sticks to it but will have a look at the belt and see what I can do.
The goggles are in fact jewelers glasses and work but only if you want to see 1cm away  Shocked Its still a work in progress.

The jewelers glasses sound very interesting and functional for many activities, including miniaturised devices, clockwork repair, and my Other Hobby, painting tiny toy soldiers.
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Banfili
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2016, 07:38:11 am »

Good start, Richard - really like the jewellers specs.
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Lady Orpah Bellamy
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2016, 08:32:35 pm »

The eyepieces are wonderful (I have saved them to my shamefully long ebay wish listed named 'steampunkery' lol). I am making a start too. Today I knitted (yes knitted) a Victorian collar which I plan to add some metal-ware to. There are so many options open its hard to choose a place to start. I have 7 year old son and we are going to have a go at some weaponry together. Please keep posting photo's so I can follow your progress.
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