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Dragonfrog wrist Gatling gun by Arsenal-Best
Dragonfrog wrist Gatling gun
I present you another commissioned froggy: the Dragonfrog!

Made for the traveller among the occult, this special Dragonshaped Froggy wrist Gatling gun with mechanical wings and dragontail is equipped with additional stakes cut from maplewood, because in west-prussian believe maple protects from evil spirits and witches and made into a stake never misses its target if used against vampires.
Further more the Dragonfrog repells demons with an enchanted pentagram and carries a miniature glasbottle containing a drop of dragonblood, which is said to have mythical powers as well.

The Dragonhead was sculpted by hand and the eyes are Swarovski gems.

Check out all the other Froggy wrist Gatling guns: arsenal-best.deviantart.com/ga…
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Finally released!

"Das große Steampanoptikum" is a fantastic journey through the german Steampunk scene.
Wonderfully illustrated with 176 pages full of great pictures in glossy colours.

Steampanoptikum by Arsenal-Best

It features a broad spectrum through the german Steampunkery may it be makers, writers, musicians or anything in between.
And even for someone in the scene, I was amazed about the richness of this collection.
For someone just interested in Steampunk this book also is a perfect entry to get an overview about the wide variety what steampunk can be (and achieve).

It makes me proud to say, that both Ms. Jules H. Aetherton and myself had the honour to be featured in this book as well.
You can imagine how excited we were. :woohoo: :woohoo:

It's available directly from the publisher www.roterdrache.org/catalog/pr…
or through amazon.de as well.

Steam on and progress!
'Copper Watusi Froggy' wrist Gatling gun by Arsenal-Best
'Copper Watusi Froggy' wrist Gatling gun
This one-of-a-kind piece is now on sale as an exclusive in my Froggy wrist Gatling gun line and is available here: www.etsy.com/de/listing/224551…


#28 of the February daily picture run.
Check out the complete series: arsenal-best.deviantart.com/ga…

The final picture of the Daily run!
For the closure I pulled something special out of the magic hat:

I present you the "Copper Watusi Froggy" wrist Gatling gun!

This is a project which took about two years (on and off) to finally get done.
Originaly I simply wanted to do a Froggy wrist gun in copper instead of the usual brass.
However, while doing some ornamentals in punching technique, they suddenly reminded me of the scar-tattoo the Watusi prince, rightful heir to the throne, wore, in that old Quatermain movie from 1950 with Stewart Granger (a movie I think fondly of).
From there I started to research the Watusi and wanted to tribalize the Froggy wrist gatling gun in a Watusi/African theme:

- I swapped the brown leather bracer with a Zebra hide replica (high quality printed cowhide from Argentina)
- added two stylized cobra ornaments on the neck
- added a fur crown to the head like many Watusi warrior (also the famous dancers) used to wear (I pressume in line with portraying a lion and gaining his strength for battle)
- and the box got Zebrastripes as well, which I did in pokerwork technique
Of course I used genuine Swarovski gems for the eyes as usual. Fitting to the copper in beautiful green emerald.

I'm very happy, that the Watusi Froggy is finally done and am very pleased with the outcome.


Of course if you want your own custom-made you can always order your very own Froggy here: www.etsy.com/de/listing/126830…


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Steam Trek - Victorian Star Trek TNG II by Arsenal-Best
Steam Trek - Victorian Star Trek TNG II
#27 of the February daily picture run.
Check out the complete series: arsenal-best.deviantart.com/ga…


Photographer: :icon42pixel:

Models: Miss Jules H. Aetherton & :iconArsenal- Best:

Location: FaRK 2014, Reden, Germany



Compare with the original design scribble: www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_…

Female victorian TNG uniform inspired by this beautiful artwork from :iconreneedicherri:
reneedicherri.deviantart.com/a…

male version inspired by this:
www.rabittooth.com/steamchekovsulu.jpg


Steam Trek Accessoires I made for these outfits:
- com badge www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_best/14094324628/
- flag officer rank pins www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_best/14280535954/in/photost...
- officer rank pins www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_best/14301185433/in/photost...
- science officer commander earrings www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_best/14301213253/in/photost...


A Mk.X Steampunk Tricorder is also almost done.
WIP here:
www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_…
and here
www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_…


"Steam on and progress!"

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Finally released!

"Das große Steampanoptikum" is a fantastic journey through the german Steampunk scene.
Wonderfully illustrated with 176 pages full of great pictures in glossy colours.

Steampanoptikum by Arsenal-Best

It features a broad spectrum through the german Steampunkery may it be makers, writers, musicians or anything in between.
And even for someone in the scene, I was amazed about the richness of this collection.
For someone just interested in Steampunk this book also is a perfect entry to get an overview about the wide variety what steampunk can be (and achieve).

It makes me proud to say, that both Ms. Jules H. Aetherton and myself had the honour to be featured in this book as well.
You can imagine how excited we were. :woohoo: :woohoo:

It's available directly from the publisher www.roterdrache.org/catalog/pr…
or through amazon.de as well.

Steam on and progress!

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My love for SF started in the age of 6 while reading most of Jules Vernes works. "Discovering" Steampunk in 2010, it was instantly a perfect match! SciFi in the victorian style of Jule Verne. What could be better?

My first projects in this area after years of costume and prop building in "another galaxy", were two outfits with equipment for the Roleplay Convention in Cologne, Germany in May 2011 (biggest event of its kind in Germany). From there on I was infested with the Steampunk virus, continuing to refine the outfits and developing new stuff.

My approach on Steampunk design is quite simple: victorian aestetics combined with functionality.

There are many out there defining steampunk by simply bashing brass tubing together. The more the better.
I have a differend opinion:
1. if you take a look at the victorian age, you will soon realize that one essence of it was, that even machines and purely functional equipment should still be look and made like a unique and elegant piece of art.
2. every piece on every gadget and contraption I conceive should still look like it is there for a reason and has a plausible function instead of "just been put there".
To use a phrase of Walt Disney they must have at least a feel of" the plausible implausible".

That's my aim, I try to follow.


PS: Although I don't entertain a regularly blog, you can find more pics and WIP stuff here:
www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_best

Facebook: www.facebook.com/arsenal.best.…


and I have an Etsy shop now.
Yay! :woohoo:
www.etsy.com/shop/ArsenalBestA…

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GessenG-Regina Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
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Thx for the lama !!!!   :D
I love lamas !!

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Oh, think nothing of it!
If it would be possible I would send you a whole flock of lamas if you like them so much. ;)

I always liked your cosplay photos while published by lageuse, so herding a Lama over to you was the least I could do to celebrate your stand-alone account. :D
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Oh, a flock of hearts!
How sweet. :hug:
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Thanks so much for the llama have one in return! :D
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You're welcome.

Thank you for your support and the Llama. :)
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