Well, it's been a long time coming, but I have finally finished my Steampunk Brass Goggles Mk I. These were the first pair of steampunk goggles I attempted. I stopped production on them part way through because I wasn't happy with where they were headed and began working on the Mk II and Mk III models, which I finished and sold a long time ago. I eventually went back to the Mk I and finished it as part of my Aethernauts LARP project, which also spawned the Steampunk Phonograph, the Steampunk Diving Helmet and Bicorn Hat (among other things), which has oddly enough become the second most viewed post on this blog. Weird.
The Mk I was finished in the summer of 2011. It has since also been sold. Lets have a look at its construction. It began as a simple pair of green plastic welding goggles. The first thing to do was to disassemble them and sand and paint the parts with gold spray paint (my best approximation of brass at the time). Once painted, they were liberally decorated with greebles. Here you can see one of the eye cups, painted and with a greebles made from a piece of thin copper tubing, some hex nuts and half of a snap closure.
Invader Zim cartoon. I thought it was an interesting visual element that looked very futuristic. I found a small clip on flash light at Walgreens that would be perfect for something like this. I have since seen this same flashlight used similarly on many projects around the internet, including my own MRX Designs prototype model FF-01 hand operated focused fluidic hydrolizing vector discharge personal defense apparatus but at the time it was new and hadn't been overused.
Warrior of the Steppes - This beautiful set of Mongol-inspired LARP armor comes to us from Les Artisans d'Azure. The level of craftsmanship is just stunning. I'm also amused by how...
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