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I bought some of Tim Holtz's gears and compass coins over the weekend at Michael's.

 

Compass Coins: http://goo.gl/z2hwDi

Gears: http://goo.gl/uoukMX

 

The Plan: I will add a compass coin to the middle of the base amidst the steel plating from the Happy Seppuku stamp. Then top it with a gear and a nail through the two down into the wood. Gear will be free to turn. Then using the smaller gears I will add two matching gears to the front two shields and two matching gears to the back two shields. A fifth gear matching the front or back styles will be damaged and placed on the floor near Wyrmgear. The shiny "unweathered" replacement gear will be on Wyrmgear.

 

I might use a matching sized boring bit from my drill to create a space for the gears on the shields. That will allow me to inset the gears a bit.

 

Be on the look out for a graphic depicting the above.

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Those gears are perfect, great find! I already started sculpting my own gears for a base, but if something goes wrong I might try an off-the-shelf option.

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Those gears are perfect, great find! I already started sculpting my own gears for a base, but if something goes wrong I might try an off-the-shelf option.

Holtz's website has a ton of gears and other oddments re: steampunk.

 

http://timholtz.com/findings-products/

 

And they are sold on Amazon. Here's a search for his Gear products.

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I spent a little effort on my mockup adding the gears and compass to it.

 

Not quite the correct perspective for each but the gist is there.

 

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According to my Delivery Status, my Happy Seppuku stamps should be at the house now.

 

*rubs hands together* Excellent.

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Thanks Bryan.

 

I am getting around to starting this proposed project and figured it would be easier for me to do it in my own WIP.

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Okay, Test One... begin.

 

I have a set of cookie cutters that are hex shaped.  The largest of which make a hex that doesn't quite make it to the edges of my WoldStand Display Base.

 

So I rolled out some Sculpey and after a couple of tries with varies levels of softness and pressure, I managed to get the diamond plate pattern from my Happy Seppuku stamp onto the service.

 

Because the stamp is smaller than the hex in question I stamped the hex twice.  Using the edge to create a seam.

 

After getting what I wanted I fired the Sculpey.

 

 

Here's the raw piece after cooking ...  the speckles are from a "granite" Sculpey kit I got as a present.

 

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Then during paint day I primed it ...

 

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Then I did some painting to see what effects I could create like spilled oil or rust.

 

Basecoats and Washes ...

 

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And then some details ...

 

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The whole stamping thing on Sculpey was a pain.  You can see where I missed getting some detail from the stamp.

 

So while not the finished piece, I figured I could try it out and see what it takes to make it look nice.

 

More photos after dinner.

 

Stay tuned.

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Here's the finished piece for Test Hex with Diamond Plate pattern ... it's attached to a Red Oak Hexagon from WoldStand.

 

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