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What makes Steam Punk Art appeal to you?

Started by Shawn. Last reply by Shawn Aug 28. 12 Replies

I'll go first since I am askingFor me it's the mad scientist in me. I love to tinker with things , and make things look out of this world so Steam Punk Art is in my blood even before I knew what it…Continue

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Comment by Tommy Phillips on October 12, 2014 at 11:08am

I only found the Steampunk Collective here on CBN recently, but, as you can tell from my profile photo, I have been into Steampunk for a while.

In my view, CBG culture is a natural fit with SP.  Both have roots in the 19th Century, both have heavy DIY ethics, and both eschew hard rules about what is in or out of the category.

For instance, many of the photos posted in this discussion fit more into a Dieselpunk esthetic than strict Steampunk.  But, I don't know any Steampunks who don't like Dieselpunk.  One big tent.

Same with Cigar Box Nation.  It's not all guitars.  Dulcimers, diddly bows, fiddles, cajons, rub boards, whatever.  One big tent.

Comment by 440pat on January 12, 2014 at 7:25pm
i like the visuals, the imagination of SP. may not go there, but i do admire these.
Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on September 10, 2013 at 2:02am

Figured that I should add my build here. "VUDU Steam". Just what happens when you collect strange bits and they come together and talk to you.

Comment by Bruce Trappes on May 29, 2013 at 6:03pm

Comment by Bruce Trappes on May 29, 2013 at 5:44pm

Tramsmash number two. Sold to a musician in Switzerland.

Comment by Bruce Trappes on May 29, 2013 at 5:44pm

Comment by Bruce Trappes on May 29, 2013 at 5:40pm

Burnt bits were done with an oxy tourch, then all the loose bits were rubbed off before coating with a clear lacquer.

Comment by Andy Parkin on May 29, 2013 at 8:03am

I really like the burnt out thing. Have you sealed the charcoal to prevent getting coated? Awesome!


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