Let's get right to the goods:
I know some in the steampunk community think modded Nerfguns are old hat, but would you LOOK at how cool this is?
Head over here for the lowdown on how Elesa did it. (Thx to Pam L. for the link!)
Or how about this kickin' sniper rifle?
I really must get me an old Nerf gun soon.
You probably saw this when it debuted a month or so ago, but Bicycle is now making steampunk playing cards:
Submitted by Richard R.; Steampunk Playing Cards, $5.95
The box only *looks* like metal, sadly, but for less than $6 I guess we can't complain. Much.
It is wrong that I wanted the cards to look more aged, like parchment paper?
Thea L. sent me a TV commercial, of all things, but you'll see why soon enough:
This is a
Canadian company, so odds are my fellow Americans have never seen it. Aren't the little robots adorable? And that little beating heart! Ack!
Sarah S. spotted this nifty gear crown made from chipboard, metal paints, and charms:
Steampunk Crown by Stamptramp (hit the link for more details)
Kinda reminds me of the steampunk Glinda from that Wizard of Oz troupe I saw at Dragon*Con two years ago.
And speaking of amazing finds, you guys, I FOUND MY DINING ROOM LIGHT FIXTURE!!
Isn't it amazing?? I love the armillary sphere design, and the giant industrial chain and hook, and the magnifying glasses in front of the Edison bulbs.
Here's a close-up:
Yep, it took years, but I finally found the perfect light for our steampunk dining room.
Now I'm just gonna need one of you to spot me $6,375 so I can buy it.
Oh, and the maker, Jefferson Mack Metal, also has this enticing option:
And this one's only $4,275, so that's practically a bargain.
I'm trying to convince John to learn welding so we can make our own, but maybe a Kickstarter campaign would be a better idea. Or lotto tickets. Lots and lots of lotto tickets. Heh.
And finally, I stumbled across this cool steampunk monorail-looking thing on Pinterest...
...and had to do a little digging. Turns out it's the Ocean Express, located in a theme park in Hong Kong. The train takes you on a virtual underwater journey, and is inspired by the works of Jules Verne (of course!). Check out the entrance:
Armored seahorses? Yes, please!
You can see a quick video of the train pulling into the station here.
Ok, I think that's enough for today! As always, if you see something cool and steamy this week, please share in the comments, or shoot me an e-mail!