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Because there are some nice features like linking pictures in descriptions with a visible thumbnail and not only as a boring link and other nice stuff like this, I thought a premium membership would be kinda nice, to give you a more interlinked and pleasurable experience of my work.

So if you have some useless points picking up dust somewhere, feel free to drop them here.
It's certainly appreciated very much!

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'Copper Watusi Froggy' wrist Gatling gun  for SALE by Arsenal-Best
'Copper Watusi Froggy' wrist Gatling gun for SALE
#28 of the February daily picture run.
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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.


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…

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.
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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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A Respectable Pair by Arsenal-Best
A Respectable Pair
#26 of the February daily picture run.
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Photography: Martine Feller

Model: Ms. Jules H. Aetherton and :iconarsenal-best:

Location: Anno 1900 (2014), Fond de Gras, Luxembourgh

Software by Jules H. Aetherton

Hat, custom made by Nashimiron www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…

Hardware (props) by Arsenal Best Armoury www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…


We owe Martine Feller many thanks for her magnificent images, since due to her we made frontpage news in Luxembourgh introducing the Anno 1900 in 2014 and again a few days later after the event were again featured in another news article with two other pictures of which one was this arsenal-best.deviantart.com/ar….



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The Bodyguard and his Lady by Arsenal-Best
The Bodyguard and his Lady
#25 of the February daily picture run.
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Photography: Eta Carinae Photography

Model: Ms. Jules H. Aetherton & :iconarsenal-best:

Location: Anno 1900 (2014), Fond de Gras, Luxembourgh

Software by Jules H. Aetherton

Hardware (props) by Arsenal Best Armoury www.deviantart.com/users/outgo…


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Steam Trek TNG - Tricorder Tr-590 Mk.X - WIP by Arsenal-Best
Steam Trek TNG - Tricorder Tr-590 Mk.X - WIP
#24 of the February daily picture run.
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The Tricorder was sparked by the awesome work of :iconflosvensson: www.deviantart.com/art/Star-Trek-Steampunk-Tricorder-2622...
and Wade 3.bp.blogspot.com/-h9cAr1OPriU/UEqNxhnlHaI/AAAAAAAAqLg/5X...

But I wanted to do it with a brass metal shell without omitting the beautiful wood (using genuine burl wood veneer) with brass inlays in the inside.

Of course a lot of lighting will go inside as well (currently about 14 LEDs).

For the screen I used the fabulous Steampunk Orrery and Clock yereverluvinuncleber.deviantar… of Dean Beedell :iconyereverluvinuncleber:
I did find it so fitting, that I couldn't think of using something else and Dean was so kind to allow me the usage for this project.


Earlier WIP pic can be seen here:
www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_best/14153175458/


See our complete Steam Trek - Victorian Star Trek cosplay: arsenal-best.deviantart.com/ar…
and the other Steam Trek parts here: arsenal-best.deviantart.com/ga…


"Steam on and progress!"

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Dear fellow deviants,

I'm well aware, that I've neglected you a lot in the past months (evenmore than with my usual slow publishing rate).
To make good, I've decided to compensate you with a daily picture run all through the month of february!

This means, that you will get a new pic every day!

Also, my early followers might have been missing more pictures of props, compared to how I started on Deviantart.
Again, this will be remedied as well, because at least half of the upcoming pictures will be props and costumeparts. Even some WIPs.

I'll start the run today with a very special gem, I've been saving for a special occasion: a genuine wet plate collodium picture taken by renowned artist Mr.Flawless ambrotypist from Paris (mrflawless.eu/en)!
'Old Times' wet plate collodion picture by Arsenal-Best

Isn't this a magnificent marvel of modern 1850's technology?

I hope you will enjoy the run and please feel free to comment or critic. It is always very much appreciated.

Yours truly
Arsenal Best

BTW:
I just started a donation pool for achieving a premium membership, that enables some nice features, that might make you experiencing my work more pleasurable and easy.
Since we are nearing a 100 Deviations posted, this might help, to prevent, that you miss some artworks, you might be interested in or are connected to other deviations and so on.
So if you have some loose change in points, feel free to drop it into the pool.
It will be very much appreciated.

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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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FabuchiCactus Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Thanks so much for the llama have one in return! :D
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
You're welcome.

Thank you for your support and the Llama. :)
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FabuchiCactus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Sure thing! ^ 0 ^
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Miarath Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015   General Artist
Thanks for the :llama: back. :hug: :iconllamaloveplz:
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
You're welcome. :)
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Miarath Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015   General Artist
:)
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DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Hey punk!! Ready to release some steam?? Good! BTW, thanks for the fave on Steampunk Lightning.  :empllama: :emplllama:
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
You're welcome.

And yes, releasing some steam right now with my february DAILY picture run.. ;)
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daeien Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Thank you very much!
And I'm sorry for the late reply!
But nevertheless, I really was very happy receiving all those balloons and the cake! :D
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