Tag Archives | steampunk

Steampunk Elephant Design

I was inspired by the mechanical elephant at Nantes. I wanted to create my own steampunk styled elephant but I had some different ideas about how to do my own version. I started by using Jeff2207’s African Elephant mode on Blend Swap. I made various changes like making the design manifold (watertight), changing the position […]

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Designing a Detailed Steampunk Android

I recently designed a steampunked Android figure in Blender. I first created a black version and then I also made a brown version. The printed sandstone model came out very nice; I was especially impressed with the details. It seems that the sandstone printer could easily handle more details. I decided to ramp up the […]

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Nautilus Submarine Design

I was inspired by the Nautilus Submarine Art Car at Maker Faire 2013 to make my own steampunk-styled submarine. There have been many interpretations of Jules Vern’s submarine Nautilus, but probably the most famous is from Disney’s ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’. I looked at many images to come up with my own design. I […]

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Steampunk Android

My smartphone is running Android, so I decided to design my own steampunk-styled version of the Android mascot. I did the whole design in Blender using mostly basic cylinder shapes. The most complicated part was the gear mechanism on the front of the design. I found a photo of a mechanical watch mechanism and then […]

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Steampunk Submarine

I was inspired by the Steampunk genre to make my own steampunk-styled submarine. This was going to be my first 3D printed model, so I had to learn how to make a design printable. Not all 3D designs can just be printed. Shapeways has requirements for designs to be printable. The model has to be […]

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