Steampunk HEV mark zero - Half Life/Gordon Freeman - pic heavy


starboardsky

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Hello all, a friend recommended I join the RPF to show off some of my work. My current big project is a steampunk version of the hazardous environment suit, made completely out of hand tooled leather and soldered brass. I am taking a few creative liberties with the build because I wanted the "mark zero" version to look more like something unrefined, asymmetrical and experimental.
I have over 200 hours and a thousand dollars in this project so far, luckily I only have the chestpiece and boots left to go. Right now I am on a huge money constraint so the project is just sitting until I can move some product. I started a gofundme site to collect donations but I felt it's unfair to ask for handouts when so many other people need money for much better purposes.

concept sketches for the bracer
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template applied to leather and cut out
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measuring and cutout for brass inlay:
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tooling!
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adding resists and antique stain:
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adding shotshell loops and brass inlay:
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adding lighting effect:
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foam inserts and completion:
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starboardsky

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Re: Steampunk HEV mark zero - pic heavy

other bracer, cutout and brass:
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transfer film for world map:
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world map transfer after swivel knifing:
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gear transfers for background:
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8 hours of tooling later:
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resists and stain applied:
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gold paint pen applied:
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lighting inserted to brass:
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final products:
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starboardsky

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Re: Steampunk HEV mark zero - pic heavy

arm guards template, cutout, brass:
16.jpg 16 (2).jpg 16 (3).jpg 16 (4).jpg
some detail work and tooling:
16 (9).jpg 16 (7).jpg 16 (6).jpg 16 (5).jpg
application of resists, stains, and paints:
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- - - Updated - - -

belt blanks cutout:
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brass insets and soldering:
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tooling for sides:
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resists, stains, and paints applied:
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bracers, arm guards, and belt completed!
17 (8).jpg

after some consideration, i found the orange bits to be too distracting and cheesy. i've since changed them to brown to match the suit.
 
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starboardsky

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Re: Steampunk HEV mark zero - pic heavy

templates and blanks for the leg armor:
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tooling the right leg piece:
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resists, stains, and metallic paint added:
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the back part of the right leg plate:
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front part of the right leg plate, brass inset soldered and applied:
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minimalist holster for 1861 colt navy revolver:
18 (5).jpg
right legplate complete!
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starboardsky

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Re: Steampunk HEV mark zero - pic heavy

left legplate after tooling, resists, and stain:
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metallic paint applied (TOO MUCH, lol)
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front of left legplate, cutouts and tooling:
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rear of left legplate, tooling and stain:
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brass insets attached and soldered, straps applied:
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additional metallic paint applied. again, too much.

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i have since muted the silver and added more dark brown tones
 

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starboardsky

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Re: Steampunk HEV mark zero - pic heavy

abdominal section concept sketch:
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templates applied and cut out:
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accent straps:
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central pieces cut and tooled, brass cut and brazed:
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one section complete:
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rinse, repeat:
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underarm cuts made:
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closure straps applied:
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spine guard/back plates:
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attached to abdominal plate:
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with legplates attached:
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that's all for now. need more supplies for the chest piece and the boot covers. i'm shooting to have the finished product have functional light and sound.
thanks for looking! i'll post more updates as i complete more stuff.
 

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SofaKing01

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RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Hey, that's an idea! What's a greeblie?

Hi S,

Greeblie:

A greeblie is a detail added to the surface of an object that makes it appear more complex and more visually interesting. In some cases (such as scale models), it usually gives the viewer an impression of increased scale.

For example, if you created a pipe wrench / crowbar combo with a Steampunk flair, you would add some steampunk inspired details such as vintage typewriter parts, nuts, bolts, gears and copper related parts lending to the overall SP look but you would still be able to tell what the object is.

Like taking a Nerf Gun and doing this...

http://www.mikestuff.co.uk/communities/9/004/008/652/439//images/4541053597_611x406.jpg
 

IronManiac

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Maybe a traditional walking cane with greeblies like sofa king said, with leather grip sections, but at the end of the cane it's crowbar shaped?

Really nice work so far, I would like to see a hand-tooling walk through.
 
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