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My First Steampunk Goggles by TheGregoryThomas My First Steampunk Goggles by TheGregoryThomas
I'm a newb. But this was fun. Still going to keep creating horror art, but I love me some side projects.

EDIT:> Although not verbadum from this tutorial.i couldn't have created these goggles with out it. I highly recommend this tutorial if you are a beginner like me. [link]
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TooManySouls Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, these look awesome!
I love how you still can see what materials you used to build them, e.g. the bottom part of a bottle as one of the glasses (I hope I guessed right ^^)
Also nice color choice :)
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Aodadada Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
I love your goggles! They look so cool. =) I don't know how to say it...um...I like how eroded they look? or how they look naturally weathered? I don't know how to put it! x) I like how you painted them I guess is what I'm trying to say. It looks so real and natural. =) What did you use for the nose piece and in the left goggle lens? If you don't mind me asking.
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I used a few oil paints in thin layers to make the metal look old and worn.The nose piece? Underneath it was a band of leather, and the top was some random junk part that i had in my collection. I don't remember what it was from because I took apart a lot of random appliances and collected all kinds of junk from here and there. lol I'm glad you like it!
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TheDraconian Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
These are like the steampunk goggles I always dreamed of! Well done.
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! That's so sweet!
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TheDraconian Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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Akiko-sensei Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
W... WANT IT. **

You're newb god, is what you tried to say?..
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehehe aww thanks! Be sure to check out my other steampunk stuff. I just posted a gun. :)
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S17s17 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Those look really neat! Well done!
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:iconthegregorythomas:
TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Be sure to check out my gun too. :)
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Husky-21 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Nice!
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:iconthegregorythomas:
TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Husky-21 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
no problemo :)
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Rhissanna Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The green lens is very effective against the coppery metal. You really do get a lovely feeling of age and use on your stuff.
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. A part of me wants to start creating some more gaslight steampunk stuff, that has more of a brilliant sheen, and clean quality. But I need to get the right materials to pull it off well. Thanks for checking out my stuff!
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Rhissanna Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My pleasure. And I'm putting you on a watch, so keep making the stuff!
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LadyPirotessa Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These looked like they were really fun to make :) I love the green glass as well!
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They were fun! For a while then it was just frustrating as i hadn't tried to make much out of leather before! The hard part was trying to get pieces to fit my face by trial and error. But the rest was fun.
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janus002 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really like the aged look that these goggles have. A very nice work especially for the first time making goggles. I have never made any myself using the jar lids/bottle glass method, I've always started with welding goggles.

If you want to try for lighter material on the lenses next time try this lady's shop on etsy: [link] She makes her own lenses which are laser etched and you can even have her personalize the design at no extra charge. The ones I bought look really good in my personal goggles.
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the advice! On your excelsior goggles, what did you use to make the circular frames holding the lenses? Because welding goggles typically have squared frames, don't they? And I will have to look into custom lenses by this woman. Thanks!

I appreciate the returned watch by the way!
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janus002 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These actually came that way. The whole front piece flips up and the lenses come out individually. There are some very different makes and styles of goggles to work with if you look around. That particular pair I found at flea market but there are lots on ebay too.
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh! That's good to know. Are you a regular at steampunk conventions?
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janus002 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, sadly there are not many nearby and I seem to be working all the time which limits my travels. I do get a real kick out of making stuff and sharing ideas though.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional
nice

I need to make myself some goggles... got any advice?
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used a tutorial to start as a base. Then added my own personal flair and modified it. Advice would be to make sure the lenses are light, and if they aren't like mine..then make sure the frame structure and leather supporting it is solid. Be sure the central nose piece that holds them together is sturdy and preferably made by drilling through the metal lenses and screwed on. There are so many ways to make goggles, so look up various tutorials to get an idea then go for it. They're fun to make and the end result is rewarding but my first pair here took a while. Good luck!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional
thank you
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent quality, and for a first time attempt? wonderful result! :)
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I may make another later on. But first...a gun! :D
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
NononononononononoNO! you make an airship! ;)
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha, i want a real airship!
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Me too buddy, me too :peace:
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DerVulf Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Artist
Fine work mate.
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man. I can appreciate your gallery for a few reasons. One, I plan on building some prop guns. And two, I also have some German blood in me.
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DerVulf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Artist
For the good of the panzer-manufacturing tribe then eh?
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changingcactus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
sweet goggles.
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, mate!
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c4rdninj4 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Awesome, they look great!
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks dude! I appreciate it.
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SergeantSki Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
How much did it cost?
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The cost of all the materials?
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SergeantSki Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Oh, you built those? Dude, you got some skills. I have now metalworking talent or crafting talent. At least not yet. I aspire to master as many different artistic genres as possible. But yah, those are pretty boss.
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm new to metalworking, I relied on minimal cutting and drilling, and plenty of superglue. Having a dremel helps, and a vice. There's a tutorial I used as a base. The paint job really helped the mason lids look old when they weren't.
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SergeantSki Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Good deal. Quick question: how do you blacken brass?
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure there are metal strainers out there. There are various ways to rust metal here.
[link]

I used metallic spray paint on the tin, then I took watered down black acrylic paint and rubbed it in with my finger. You can always use a spounce too.
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SergeantSki Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Cool. Just wonderin. I love the look of blackened or stained metal. Especially with copper or brass.
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ArtisOneofThem Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very awesome! I don't think you're a beginner at all!
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks mate! I studied the crap out of steampunk before I started this, and the tutorial sure helped me with the basic structure. I'm glad it looks like I am not a beginner though.
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Deep-Fried-Flinch Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Gotta agree with ArtisOneofThem; this piece makes it look like you've been creating steampunk gear for a good while. o:
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TheGregoryThomas Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man! How long have you been creating props. I have curiosity about latex-work.
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vickfra Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Artist
!!! Amazing, I want start it too!
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