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Need Some Advice Answered

Hello everyone,

Figured i'd introduce myself in the form of a whiny, nooby topic. Guys, I have to say, I came to this site out of boredom, but having looked over some of the stuff you guys make, some of it is beautiful. I'm only 18, and i've grown up in a very fast-paced modern world. 

I have no idea where to even start when it comes to things like this, my expertise is in computers, and Facebook, which blows.

I saw some of Steampunkworkshop's work, and I would love to have a go at making a few little things for myself, but I have no idea on what I would need to buy. My level of knowledge in this field is zero, I have a soldering iron, and a VERY basic set of tools (hammers, screwdrivers etc.)

If someone could link me to some useful posts, or if someone could drop a few bits of advice for me, in fact, if the mood took you, i'd be quite happy to have some of you guys as a mentor.

Anyway, let me know what you think, it's all much appreciated. Glad to be a part of the community, hopefully i'll be getting to know a few of you.

Thanks,
Lewis

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Goodhart
Goodhart

9 years ago

As Kiteman says, gather together mechanical parts, clock pieces, watch pieces, bits of brass/copper, odd fasteners, "old" looking items, etc. lay them down in front of you and PLAY ! Move them about, put them in different positions and when you SEE something; when your brain creates an image, you have all you need to make Steampunk.

Fortunately our brains are well suited for finding patterns that really aren't even always there, so it will come with a little practice. 

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

You have everything you need to start with Steampunk - gather some copper and brass bits (the innards of old clocks, some plumbing parts), glue them together, give it a cool name and you've got steampunk.

OK, that's simplified, but you get the idea.

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lemonie
lemonie

9 years ago

Look at new stuff and ask questions where you're interested. At some point you'll get an idea to do something.

L