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« on: April 03, 2011 04:44:47 PM »

This is a project I was working on. It is very hard to photograph because the container produces too much glare. I call it steampunk in a container.

It's inspired by the idea that the world had progressed into what we know know but those who decided not progress with times were forced into a world of their own. They survive by scavenging for scraps of metal and anything that could be useful in rebuilding the world as they know it, without micro chips and super computers.

A few pictures of the container itself:






And these are some clearer pictures of the figures inside:

Gnome dude
Front

Back


Carriage





Flower/Mushroom (started out as a mushroom but kinda looks more like a flower)



Thank you for taking the time to look.

All feedback is very welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011 05:14:34 PM »

I just had to log in to comment that THIS ROCKS!
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011 06:09:11 PM »

Thank you so much!
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2011 06:17:11 PM »

Very cool premise! You could totally start a comic book on this....you know, for starters and see where it goes, very cool!
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2011 06:47:27 PM »

Haha, I have some ideas floating around in my skull but I don't think I'd be able to pull off a comic book. Thanks for the kind words Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011 09:45:49 PM »

So cute Smiley  I love it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011 12:32:00 PM »

OMG...These are so awesome - Flower Mushroom is my favourite! I love the way the carriage turned out - very balanced <3 Your gnomie is slightly creepy, was this intended? (or maybe gnomes are just intuitively creepy...who knows)
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2011 09:27:44 AM »

Love it!!!!!  Great stuff inside, and I like good dioramas anyway with or without a story.

(Re photographing shiny items without glare, there are various things you could try.  For quick-and-dirty I used to hold an open black umbrella over my shoulder as I took the shot.  Even a quick kludged-together light box setup could work fine too.  There's more info on this page at my site:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/photography.htm
...click on "Light Boxes"
...look for glare under "Gen. Info Re Photography")
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2011 09:52:38 AM »

That is brilliant. Have any ideas for other steampunk/mini-scenes in a jar?
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2011 11:06:35 AM »

That is amazing, I love the mushroom/flower
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2011 05:56:21 PM »

Thanks to everyone for their comments, I appreciate the feedback immensely Smiley Diane B. those are some great idea's I will definitely try them for my next attempt. The glare was really annoying! I am thinking of doing a psychedelic scene for my next project. Looking to use some coloured clay, I have already started on a few parts, I'll post them when they're done!
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2011 11:25:50 AM »

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I am thinking of doing a psychedelic scene for my next project. Looking to use some coloured clay. . .

Groovy, man  Cool Grin

For psychedelic colorings there are ways to get more-neon colors or even glow-in-the-dark colors with polymer clay. You might want to look on this page at my site for tips about both fluorescent and phosphorescent possibilities:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/translucents-glow.htm (click on Glow In the Dark)

Some of the Neon polymer clay colors are now discontinued (though perhaps Cernit** and FimoSoft still have some*** ...and some of the other brands have individual colors bright and clear enough to be "neons" too).

The old neon clay offerings are here:
http://glassattic.com/polymer/Characteristics.htm (do a Ctrl + F search for the word neon)

There are also special powders/etc that can be mixed into polymer clay (especially translucent clay) to create your own neons, or even some other liquid or paints.

**Cernit neons: http://polymerclayexpress.com/cernit.html
***Premo is in the process of selling off their old stock of neons:
http://polymerclayexpress.com/premo.html (look under Get Them While You Can at top of page)
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2012 11:47:17 AM »

This is wicked. I love it ALL. No favorite part, they're all my favorites.
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2012 05:52:16 PM »

Resurrected from the past! Thanks so much for the compliment Pixie Skull, it's much appreciated!
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2012 11:11:17 PM »

remarkable this is really cool!
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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2012 01:11:42 PM »

Very nice!
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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2012 10:03:48 PM »

Really great work...yeah for steampunk...keep it up!   Wink
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