Monday, November 22, 2010

Steamy Endeavors, Part V

I hoped to post this before heading to SteamCon, but time did not permit. Here is the final results of my thirty-six-shooter.



Sadly I did not get a great hi-resolution close-up of the shooter, but I’m sure some will show up on the web sometime!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Steamy Endeavors, Part IV

Work proceeds apace! Got a large chunk of the detail work done tonight, just need to do some paint highlighting and glue attachment.


I wanted the arm-plate to have some sort of visual texture, so after doing some hunting around online I settled on a nice reddish-brown leather texture. After printing a color of sheets on the laser printer, I cut it to fit the plates.


I didn’t necessarily want to go with traditional gun colors, so I tried experimenting a bit. The picture doesn’t bring out the colors well, but I tried a copper rub-and-buff on the gun, which turned out really well.


I wanted the mounting bracket for the gun to look fairly sturdy, so painted that with a metallic silver.


As you can see, the silver provides a nice contrast with the copper guns.


Again, the picture doesn’t do it justice, but I added brass paint detailing on the barrel and other detail bits.


As another detail bit I added metallic edging to the corners of the top of the arm plates, which goes really well with the faux-leather covering.


As an added decorative touch I added a brass nut at the end of the barrel.


Finished up the detailing on the rest of the plates, and added the nuts to the barrels of the other guns. Just need to do the brass paint detailing on four more guns, then fix the guns to the gun mounts and test it out with the new light gold ribbon I got for it.

If there’s any suggestions for additions/revisions I have one more night to work on it. Comments are welcome!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Steamy Endeavors, Part III

After a lot of spray-painting, sealing, and glue-fixing, I think I have the base prop complete and can start building adding details…


You think six-shooters were bad-ass – taste the fury of my thirty-six shooter! Even in basic black it looks pretty cool, so with decent detailing with metallic paints and trim this should look awesome!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Steamy Endeavors, Part II

Minor update to give you a clue as to where this costume prop is going…


Yes, those are revolver barrels minus the handles, mounted on the arm plates. Tune in tomorrow as further detail work is done!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Steamy Endeavors

I’ll be heading up to SteamCon II next weekend, and part of the zeitgeist of these events is to show off cool costume and prop creations. I’m not really a costume guy per-se, but appreciate the effort that goes into these show pieces.

That being said, I decided to contribute to this creative endeavor. The theme of this year’s convention is “Wild, Wild West”, and I’m building something in theme.



I won’t give away exactly what I’m building until I’m done, but feel free to make your own guesses. I’ll keep posting progress updates - hopefully it’ll turn out decently enough to share!