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Steampunk mask project by pinochioO-5 Steampunk mask project by pinochioO-5
This is my first attempt at a steampunk mask. I started with a paintball mask and added camera parts and plastic pieces as well as an unusual wire thingy I found. I used a phone part for the sprig of hair and some shower curtain hooks I found for the antenni. This creature like mask allows the user to see in sveral differnt light spectrums, as well as objects near and far and object hidden by bent light or cloaking devices. It the perfect bounty hunter's tool for caturing those despicable mercs.
I still have a but of tweeking to do on it. I'm struggling with techniques for attaching the parts together, but have managed to come up with a few ideas.
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impsandthings Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional Artist
really cool use of found obects, is that a coat hanger in there?
I look forward to seeing more such stuff from you.
A tip for joining parts: if you can drill the parts use brass nuts and bolts to hold things together. I do the same with split pins onmy work but is is a much smaller scale. It adds to the look too.
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the tip. I've used glues and black rexlace woven through the breathing holes in the mask. I will try your method in my next projects since I do believe in the long run things will hold up better and it would definitely add to the look.
The wire is some sort of condiment holder I think. No one really knew what it was at Goodwill. It looked home made. I saw it and imediately realized I could manipulate it to work for me.
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm almost finished with the mask. All I need to do is to add the side straps and the antennas and touch up the color here and there and it's done. More pictures coming. I'm engaged in a porject with a steampunk camera. Although, I'd rather call it 'Bio-Morphic Art' to coin my own new phrase, since I 'm taking an already existing object and transforming it into an art form using it's owm parts and making modifications to the exterior and feel of the object. Pctures will be up tomorrow.
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jezviking Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
That looks sweet as
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for looking. I plan to post more images as I finish this piece.
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Red-Dragon-Lord Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Whoa! Awesome cool. Can you see through it?
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, in spite of all the lenses that are mounted on it, you can still see from the bottom part of the ski like mask lens and even through some of the camera lenses too. It's still in the assemvly stage. And i'm still tweeking the colora bit. Thanks for the encouragement.
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FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
I think you have a fantastic base here :3, personally I'd suggest spraying it brass with a nice metalic spraypaint, an perhaps try some aging techniques to make it appear rusty and old :)
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
woops, I forgot to say thanks for the compliment. I'm going to check out your site .
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pinochioO-5 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have to agree. When I started it was just the black plastic, and I liked the way that looked. Now, I've been slowly rubbing gold along the edges over the copper. I plan to antique it in various spots to give it that rustic feel you mentioned.
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FlyingViperArt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
My boyfriend sometimes heatguns the spray paint which makes it bubble and change colour, but I donoh if it would work on plastic without it melting it :/
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