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Author Topic: Steampunk event decor ideas? Looking for large prop making on the cheap!  (Read 3750 times)
Deck Hand
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« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2019, 05:52:36 am »

We had a (long) lovely day of pulling it all together for the event last night. I didn't get to do everything that I hoped (do we ever? lol), but am quite pleased with the results. I hope to find (or create!) some other events to be able to use and evolve these props! (Annnd start planning for the next of these events-the theme is Hogwarts! I only hope I can search out a forum of Harry Potter fans as kind and supportive as this one.)
So much to build, so little time!

I deeply appreciate everyone for the ideas, feedback, and encouragement.

the photo arch

some wall, table and corners decor

the "tesla-ish" power coil

the station command board!

and the airship! (No time for aging it for this event, but probably will for next time!)

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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2019, 06:13:31 am »

 Quite fabulous
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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2019, 10:21:11 am »

Holy Crap that is marvelous!

Well Done!

I do hope it is well recieved
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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2019, 03:22:55 pm »

 Airship looks phenomenal! Entire display is exceptionally well done! Congratulations!

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Deck Hand
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« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2019, 12:17:10 am »

i always thought vacuum molded packaging, such as cookie trays

would be a great and cheap way to build sets once you paint them. i always thought 3 row cookie trays would make great heat sinks, but you could find all kinds of other shapes. for steam punk... you could always dry brush brass patinas to build machines or whatever.

you're probably already aware of nerf modding:


you could use bits of old model kits or just random whatever glued to your projects. you could probably find interesting stuff in the right junk yard too eg a busted grandfather clock to strip the gears out of. if you're creative enough... the re-purposing potential is limitless. you could get a package of silicone rubber feet, like this at a dollar store, for example, and *BOOM*  you've got rivets

i'm always thinking how much packing materials could become props or parts
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