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Author Topic: New Project- 'Steampunk Space Helmet' ...FINISHED PICTURES ON PAGE 53...  (Read 160865 times)
Herr Döktor
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« on: March 20, 2008, 08:51:54 pm »

While wandering aimlessly in a 'Garden Centre, I came across a large acrylic Victorian cloche style propagator, and thought that it would be a terrific start for a Steampunk space helmet, if only I could find a suitable way to mount it to the shoulders; then I found a large polypropylene planter, in a gunmetal finish:

And this is what I've got so far:



And it's a long weekend!
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 09:11:17 pm »

Wonderful!
Bears a striking resemblance to the robot from lost in space.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 09:13:13 pm »

wow that kicks butt.
can't wait to see what you do with it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 09:17:37 pm »

haha! that is fantastic!

i've been meaning to do a similar style helmet for ages now, i'm looking forward to seeing how you tackle this Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008, 09:22:06 pm »

Brass patent leaf for high lighting or brassing the lower section up a bit. A trip to the home building center down the lighting isle,the plumbing isle, and the hardware isle. The brass large headed tacks used for upholstery, the brass finish washers,  some LED's blinking or not. A couple of the flex copper/brass/stainless connectors for the hot water tanks, or gas lines  for the air/oxygen lines. Some of the brass finals from the lighting isle for flourishes. Along with assorted sized zinc hardware brass patent leafed. Which is very easy now they have worked out the problems with the acrylic adhesive.
You can go herehttp://houstonart.com/Default.htm to see about it and then hunt it up at your local art supply dealer.
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008, 09:34:19 pm »

Now this is awesome!!!!  You should have some underlighting, that looks like a gas lamp, an oily yellow glow.  And of course, brass for details! -_Q
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008, 09:37:21 pm »

And this is what I've got so far:
This look so endlessly promising!!! Great find! Looking forward to see results
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2008, 09:39:44 pm »

Great Googley Moogely! That looks spectacularly promising!
I hope some of those make it to home centers this side of the pond.

DB

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2008, 09:42:45 pm »

Also get to the venting dept of home depot or youu'll soon be swimming in your own sweat and condensation... And we wouldn't want that now, would we.

Very nice beginings, Sir. It looks like they were made to come together! By the by, the gold *rub and buff* Kogwheal mentioned in his post about his Steam Lamp, might just do the trick on that plastic as well.

~JMARS
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2008, 09:54:06 pm »

Don't worry, I've got an ex-computer fan I'm going to build into it: in the few minutes I wore it for the picture I found it uncomfortably warm!
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2008, 09:54:24 pm »

My stormtrooper friends use small CPU fans in their helmets as an anti-sweat to death measure. Works quite well and most will run for quite a while on a 9v battery.

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~EDIT~ Looks like you were already there!

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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2008, 10:00:49 pm »

Great find,looking forward to see the end result.
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2008, 10:03:39 pm »

Uh oh...
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2008, 10:31:06 pm »

Don't worry, I've got an ex-computer fan I'm going to build into it: in the few minutes I wore it for the picture I found it uncomfortably warm!

Just making sure. I build full body puppets for theaters and the heat can get to you quickly. Also think about smaller vents to help you hear and speak to others. There are small 2/3 inch round screw on vents that can be adapted to be Victorian easily.

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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2008, 10:39:03 pm »

wow, victorian "Mr Freeze"
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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2008, 10:42:03 pm »

I would suggest lighting the interior of the helmet, maybe with some LEDs around the inside.
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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2008, 10:42:49 pm »

Pale blue LEDs
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« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2008, 10:50:12 pm »

a large hoop over the top with a locking knob, like an old style gas filter bowl retainer!

oh the possibilities!!! I'm trully jealous of you , herr doktor! what a lovely find!

do keep us all posted!
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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2008, 11:12:46 pm »

Wow, now I know what I need for Christmas!
Great finds.
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2008, 11:13:47 pm »

looks like the robot from Forbidden Planet...
A radio Ariel! or at least a headset, and some form of instrument panel on the chest plate area.
Looks awesome right now  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2008, 11:38:47 pm »

Wow, now you can fart in a train and everybody except you will be affected. Brilliant work, sir.
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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2008, 11:42:23 pm »

While wandering aimlessly in a 'Garden Centre, I came across a large acrylic Victorian cloche style propagator, and thought that it would be a terrific start for a Steampunk space helmet, if only I could find a suitable way to mount it to the shoulders; then I found a large polypropylene planter, in a gunmetal finish:

Wonderful!

Can't wait to see how it turns out! Will you be bringing it to the Dino Safari?
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« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2008, 12:06:15 am »

bloody well right!
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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2008, 06:06:47 am »

now this may sound a bit femme but I picture a parasol for shade held firmly in a metal arm at the rear of the helmet

~but~

I firmly believe that herr doktor (with that dashing but stoic stare) could pull it off.

a really lacy one, ivory.
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« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2008, 06:42:02 am »

Love it! I agree, it does look a little "Danger Will Robinson!" but I believe the rivets and brassifying will fix that. Maybe even some reddish Martian dust about the seams and boots? Howabout an environment selector marked "Martian/Venusian"? (Be sure it's in the correct position for your location, processing the wrong gasses into breathable air can be disastrously unpredictable!)

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