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Patterson Type 11 Detail by HerbertW
Patterson Type 11 Detail
This is a modification of a Nerf pistol I uploaded here several years ago with some of the side detail cut away, touched up paint, a brass telescope added as a sight, and a new barrel made from a toy recorder. Its almost totally different from the black and yellow original.
Airship Sniper Pistol by HerbertW
Airship Sniper Pistol
I'd like to introduce the Patterson Type 11 Electric Sniping Pistol. A favorite of merchant Captains and airship pirates alike. It features an optional telescopic sight, internal cooling, and a four shot incendiary dart launcher.

Patterson. The first name in Electric-powered sidearms since 1867.
Steampunk Walking Stick 2 by HerbertW
Steampunk Walking Stick 2
Not much to say really. Some brass hardware bits attached to a reconditioned pool stick. This one should go quite nicely with my black suit.
Preserved Faerie (detail) by HerbertW
Preserved Faerie (detail)
Faerie mummies are a pretty common creation, so I had an easy time finding references. I started with a cheap plastic skeleton from Fred Meyer's Halloween display (a few dollars for a bag of ten). Some of the anatomy was way off. I had to reposition the skull on the neck, move the ribcage, and used a heat gun to soften, bend and trim the hands and feet into something more realistic. I also had to give it proper shoulder blades using epoxy plumbers putty. I also did some work on the skull. Building up around the eyes, and giving it a proper jawbone and chin with epoxy. The ears were simply bits of wire glued into holes.
 Then the whole thing was covered in bits of tissue paper soaked in watered down Elmers glue. I gave it a light stippling of liquid latex to give the dried skin some texture.

 Finally I painted it in dark brown, then dry brushed it with various shades of tan, golden yellow, and cream. 

 The wings were made by printing a photo of Cicada wings I found online onto a clear printable plastic sheet, cutting them out and gluing them on the back. 

 The hair was made by unravelling a piece of hemp string I had on hand. The label is modified from an actual British Museum tag (Thanks Photoshop).

 The shadow box came from Goodwill, with a couple of New Zealand butterflies inside (which are now sitting safely on my bookshelf). Textured background paper is from the craft store, and was lightly sprayed with brown paint.
Preserved Faerie by HerbertW
Preserved Faerie
The archives of the British Museum are filled with many strange, wonderful, and sadly, forgotten relics of the past. This one made it all the way from Egremont, Cumberland where it was found in the mid 18th century by a local landowner in a cave on his property.

"A smalle dryed figure of a woman in a hole. Wrapped in spidre wheb, along with smooth rockes and dryed floweres."

 The gentleman had the good sense to preserve the body, which was acquired by the museum in an auction a century later, where it was properly studied and mounted for display. Then promptly lost in the museum archive until recently.
Oh lord, has it really been over two months since I posted anything? Sorry everyone! My times been mainly consumed by building my static-powered gatling gun for a customer. Its probably my most complex piece yet. Also added today is an update to a previous pistol design. Hopefully with these out of the way I can go back to work on a proper Lovecraftian piece.


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Phil Bolton
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
Not much to say really. My real name is Phil (If you're wondering about the username, it was pretty much the only one that wasn't already taken). I grew up in Atlanta and moved to Seattle about 15 years ago.
I've always been the creative type, building models, and doing 2D and digital art, and its only in the last year that I discovered Steampunk, and the idea of creating 3D work.
I've been a fan of Lovecrafts work for since high school, so it seemed only natural to combine the two.

I'm more than happy to do commissions, or even sell some of the pieces posted here. Just drop me an e-mail at My prices are quite reasonable.

Current Residence: South of Seattle,WA
Favourite genre of music: Just about anythign besides hip-hop, rap, and country
Favourite style of art: Fantasy
Operating System: Windows 7 ftw!


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Konos-no-Korosu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
shifter124 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-day.:happybounce: 
darquiel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Happy B-Day!
jkrolak Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday :iconcaekplz:
Virtuxa Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hello! I found your page through your topic on Brassgoggles, which I'm browsing through currently, and I just wanted to drop a comment saying that I think your work is really awesome, and that it has also inspired me to start messing around a little bit with propmaking.
Keep up the good work!
HerbertW Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww, thanks my friend. Indeed, messing around is the best way to learn. Hoping to see some of your stuff someday.
jkrolak Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

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Le-Coeur-Gothique Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday from Greece Phil.
Lordnightbane Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Happy B-day sir.
darquiel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy B-Day!
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