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« on: July 28, 2010 07:56:10 PM »

[DISCLAIMER... this is a long and rambling post and I really don't feel like proofreading it so bear with me please]

So I've been debating on whether or not I should post this up...but I might as well...

I live in Connecticut and every year there is an anime/videogame/nerd convention called Connecticon. Last year I went and was totally enthralled by the steampunk panels that were going on, and I got an idea in my head for an amazing mash up of two different things. For the past year this idea has been pooting around in my head, and unlike many other ideas that I tend to have...I ACTUALLY went through with it!!

I give you....STEAM FORTRESS 2!!!

here we have...the spy, engineer, and pyro....

Unfortunately I dont have many pictures of the boys stuff...but I made the tail coat...painted the mask, and made the briefcase the spy is carrying.

The dispenser (the big thing standing up next to the guy in the middle, is made out of a cardboard sheet with a bunch of bits and bobs glued to it. I painted the bubbling thing, and the red...the white circle is actually a push light ...but I glued green cello paper to the inside and glued a bunch of gears to that, so when it is turned on, it glows green and has a silhouette of a bunch of gears.

I sewed the apron for the Engineer, though he made the hat himself. The spy's gun is a modified airsoft revolver....very modified as you can see.

Here we have the pyro outfit (which is me). I bought a one piece mechanics suit offline, cut off one of the sleeves and sewed in a RED one and took in the legs about 293472397 inches. The collar is modified, and I tore out all of the zippers (except the one to keep it on  Smiley  ) and covered the pockets with leather taken from a purse bought at a thrift shop. There is a chain made out of pieces of a belt and purse strap...just as an added detail...

Here's a close up of the collar and chain around the neck.

The thing I'm holding is a "flame thrower"

It is made out of plumbing tubes, pvc piping, a hose nozzle, scrap leather, a water jug and a bunch of other plastic bits.

The head is actually a clorox wipes container cut into the shape, painted, and glued over a plastic solo cup spray painted dark hammered metal gray.

I also made an ax out of an ax handle, chipboard, and lots and lots of tape...

The ax...sheath...holster...carrying thingy...is made out of a cardboard postertube sawed in half and spraypainted black, silver, and grey with "rust" hand painted onto it... the leather bands and strap are actual purse straps from one of the many purses I dismembered.

AND FINALLY... here is a few close up shots of the briefcase...(the intelligence) that the spy is carrying.

It was made out of a puzzle box that looked like an old suitcase...I painted the whole thing blue, embossed swirlies and a BLU symbol onto it and painted over it all with a blue and black wash of paint...then glued a few decorations onto it...a magnifying glass...and some watch parts and called it a day...

For reference to those who do not know who these characters are, here are some pictures of the real, non-steampunked versions...

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010 06:37:00 AM »

Great job!  I like all the accessories.


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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011 08:30:53 PM »

It's all pretty cool! Neat idea on making the push light glow green with gears, and I love the spy's briefcase.

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