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Thanks to everyone who sent me birthday wishes!
I know reworking old pieces isn't as exciting as new and original ones, but fixing percieved shortcomings in my older work sure makes me feel better.
The new and improved mermaid by HerbertW
The new and improved mermaid
An older artifact, given new life with an improved tail, reworked hands, and a  brand new dorsal fin, teeth, and eyes. Also a slightly darker coat of paint to touch up where some of the older paint had flaked away.

Thanks to Dan Baines over at Pyewackett & Pecke for inspiring some of the changes.
The Key (period photo) by HerbertW
The Key (period photo)
Old uncle Jebediah Warren used to tell us kids not to pay no mind to that old locked door under the cellar stairs. And that any sounds we might hear was just rats scurrying behind the walls. Then one day, we found his key. ~ Diary entry of Randolph Winfield c. 1924
The key to somewhere by HerbertW
The key to somewhere
$3.50 scored three of these 5 inch long plastic keys from Michael's Halloween section. The hardest part was scraping off most of the black glitter that encrusted its surface. I didn't remove all of course, some of it made for a nice grainy rust texture. So I gave it a coat of black spray paint, followed by a light dusting of texture paint (the stuff you use to put stone texture on things).

  On one key I used Sophisticated Finishes rusting agent, although I found that it was a bit overdone. I wanted the key to look like it was old, but still useable. Not like it had just been dredged up from the sea floor. So on the other two, I lightly drybrushed the whole thing with medium brown craft paint to bring out the rough texture. After that I used a small stiff brush to again lightly drybrush dark orange, and Marigold paint. First mixed, then alternating straight out of the bottle,  making sure to put down a very light layer, then dabbing up the excess with a dry rag.

 I used the same technique on the large metal key ring. The smaller ring was a welded steel ring from the hardware store. I darkened it using an acetylene torch, then had to cut it open in order to get the ring on.

 I wish I had an old stone floor the photograph it on, but had to settle for the garage.
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
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. 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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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!
Kojima-of-No-Stigma Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Phil!
professor-theodosius Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your work is amazing and inspirational! ;)
HerbertW Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Thank you. That means a lot.
Darkcyde1102 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
love your work
HerbertW Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Thats very kind of you. Thanks!
Darkcyde1102 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
I have tried my hand at some of what you do and you make it look easy 
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