Monday, May 10, 2010

Steampunky Goodness

An absolutely fabulous presentation of SteamPunking modification skills can be found at this site. A most awesome amplifier to go with a most awesome steel guitar, this guy is damned incredible. The craftsmanship rocks. And his shit's for sale!

That's the Amp he modded out over on the right. He calls it the Advanced Resonant Sound Transducer. It doesn't get much better than this. there are more images on his website.

What, you may ask, does this have to do with Magic?

If you have to ask, you haven't tried building a Table of Practice, Seven Planetary Sigils, or the Seals of the Spirits. That shit takes crafty skills, and watching artistic guys like this put their shit together teaches many useful talents.

And Steampunk is the coolest geek chic evar.

Check out the steel guitar image on the left. Tell me it gets better than this. And he named it "The Artful Dodger!" AND IT'S FOR SALE!! And he's making a case for it now. Dude! How cool is that? I want it. I don't know how to play it, and I don't care, I want it anyway. It's beautiful. But I'll let someone buy it who can do it justice by actually knowing how to play.

Thanks to Susanne Iles for tweeting the link to this blog. It's in my favorites now. The guy does custom work for people too, in case you have a project you'd like to have done that you can't do yourself.

One day I'll have the complete SteamPunk Hermetic Altar. The wand will have a couple of big brass steam chambers to hold crystals or herbs, and I'll call them its Big Brass Balls. The Pantacle will have brass gears set into it, the dagger hilt will too. don't know how I'll do the chalice. Someone will inspire me, I'm sure. I know the Planetary Archangels dig steampunk the most; they'll love their seals all tricked out.