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Steampunk Space Helmet Answered

Just when I thought that there was enough steampunk to last me through the month, another wonderful item comes along. Why fight it? Just check out all the details that make up this crazy piece to enable Victorian gentlemen to explore the ether without having to remove their tophats.

Link via Neatorama


where did you get the tanks on the back


5 years ago


Awe and amazement. This is GENIUS

hey what did you use for the plastic head piece

It looks like he/she used a glass or plastic cloche (a cloche is one of these: http://images.teamsugar.com/files/upl1/6/61259/26_2008/W2308-Large.preview.jpg) and glued on the ends of round push pins with a gold spray paint finish. The plastic part/chest plate/body is made of a large plastic pot for plants that has been cut. Around the bottom, to cover the rough edges, he put pipe insulation tubing. (Man, I wish I knew where you got that glass cloche! Those are really hard to find!!!! I am so jealous of this awesome space helmet btw)

hmm, could do with a little dry brushing.

must dry brush.... every...thing....

must... flip... center... switch... it is not even with the rest...

must... reply..to every... comment... aahhhhhh...

why are we whispering?

not... wispering... talking... manically...

Durn nabbit!! That's what happened to it, I thought I lost it...

wuts with the union jack on my piece of all american ingenuity?

Technically, it's only the union jack when flown from a naval vessel.

Actually, since the US space effort was very nearly coordinated by the navy, as, I think, was ours, there's probably a case for calling it a jack on a steampunk spacecraft...


That was me posted that. It said Kiteman at the top of the page, and showed my avatar...

(This has happened before, when She Who Must Be Obeyed has been browsing the site in between my log-ins...)

But you two look so much alike ... except for the hair ;-)

There is quite a nice likeness, isn't there? >Breaks arm< :D

No, my arm. I'm breaking my arm patting myself on the back, because I made Kitewife's avatar.

How nice! It does look good :-) Does it look as much like the real person as Kiteman's does of him? Bwa ha ha ha

Thank you. :-) Hmmm...I don't know, we've never seen a picture of Kitewife's face! This must change! Why, we've even seen Nos. 1 &2 sons!

She's a red-head, and female, but that's as far as similarities go - Adrian kindly made Kitewife's avatar from a previous incarnation of mine.

> red-head, and female . Most excellent combination.

. Big fan of Heinlein's Deety Carter, et al, but always had a penchant for redheads. With black, blond, and brown running a close second. ;) . Casey would dance with the strawberry blonde ...

See I knew it wasn't like you to break people's arms...

LOL - a family member used to serve in a pub dressed in drag, because they paid him nearly double to do so.

And if it doesn't work in outer space you could always turn it into a nifty popcorn popper. The gas hookup is already there. Just invert the glass dome for a serving bowl. Anyone doing steampunk small kitchen appliances?

oh no, why would you want to keep popcorn under your hat? *chuckle*

To keep from running back and forth to the kitchen, snacks should always be filled to the brim.

...and look ! No need for butter, the hat is already quite well greased from being worn eeewww

As much as I like the Steampunk aesthetic, it's the working stuff that does it for me, the "props", not so much.