Steampunk "Raptor Pilot" mask #4

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8 Responses to “Steampunk "Raptor Pilot" mask #4”

  1. jahknow says:

    I bet they’d love this down at the leather bar

  2. Anonymous says:

    Does this Bob Basset character have his own website on which he posts each new creation? He should think about it if not.

  3. Chrs says:

    Some people complain about the steampunk posts. Some of those, maybe they aren’t necessary, but this? This is frickin’ sweet.

  4. jeligula says:

    Sure Chrs, but this happens to be a re-post as it was already featured here once.

  5. railroad9 says:

    Never really understood complaining about posts. There’s plenty on BB to browse. Steampunk is part of the meme, just roll with it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    That’s an awesome mask and all, but I can’t think of a single pre-zombie-apocalypse use for it that isn’t disturbingly sexual…

    This is one of those things where I want it, but could never see myself making enough money, ever, to justify the expense to myself.

  7. greengestalt says:

    Seeing stuff like this, I almost want to create a “Steampunk” world and I don’t mean some computer fantasy. Wouldn’t it be nice to, in a secluded island, a SeaStead project, a re-claimed after economic crash “Suburban Sprawl” create a “NeoRetro” community? It’d be nice to make “The future that never was”… Neat fantasy, but one I’d really make would probably be a twisted vision of new age stuff and occasional piracy…

    One thing I think could be done though, is improve the “Difference Engine”. With today’s manufacturing, one could have made and mass-produced at an expensive but sane cost high precision, long lived machines. Like many, many very small brass gears and artificial jewel bearings. Imagine a calculator that’s about the size of the 60s ones, (two paperbacks, but 3 pounds) has most/all of the functions, and runs via a wind up key? Imagine a computer about the size of a washing machine that has capabilities similar to an Apple II?

    This is possible. There’s a neat book I read, cover to cover, in Barnes and Noble years ago: “The Tinkertoy Computer”. An MIT professor used it to teach students that a computer, whatever medium you use, is a collection of switches defined by interpretation. He made a working difference engine with Tinkertoys and Rubber bands that played Tic-Tac-Toe and of course could win every time on the first move, since it’s an ‘imperfect’ game.

  8. Mitch says:

    Nice. I hope those brass things near the mouth are meant to be some kind of grille and not the cheesy steampunk gears that don’t actually do anything.

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