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Steampunk Prosthetic Hand DONE by Challenger70TA Steampunk Prosthetic Hand DONE by Challenger70TA
FINALLY!!!! it is done, or at least to the point it can be worn. Still haven't figured out if I want to age it or not, or possibly add anything else to it.

This hand will go along with my Steampunk Confederate costume I wore at AWA 2010, and I hope it will be a hit at the next con I take it to!

As is your looking at 70+ hours of work. (avg 8 hours per finger) mostly completed over a 4 week period..lots of sleepless nights due to me being an insomniac! ;p

Total materials cost in aluminum, sheet brass, brass screws, nuts, bolts, leather etc. $100 dollars...and I'm not exaggerating.

The fingers are actually spring loaded with short return springs to make straightening the fingers back out easier and faster when making a fist or just bending individual fingers. It also adds a cool working feature that you can see.

Sufficient to say I don't recommend trying this at home kids, although I'm glad I did it. This thing too WAYYY too much time and I grossly underestimated the materials cost.....BUT I am happy it is done and amazingly I do believe I still have some sanity left, although its questionable if I had any from the start.
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heartless-2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Amazing!

would you consider making another for money? ^^'

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dknile Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
freaking awesome looking!
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w-rockbell Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG^^ It's awesome!!! I love it <3
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DorianVonRichter Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
That is some damn good talent right there. Would be cool to mass produce those, Of course, any sanity you had left would surely be gone then!!!:censored:
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Challenger70TA Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
LOL some of the parts have to be made extremely precise in order for them to work. Especially with the sewing arm attachment.....I wouldn't want to even think about doing this again. ;P
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DorianVonRichter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Hell I don't blame you, but it is still concept though. Still very impressive though. You should be very proud of that creation. Great job again!!!!
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A-Glass-Brightly Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very cool. What a creation!
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hezakota Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I Aboustly love this qeustion where did u fine ur material and is the material like the sheet metal bendible? b/c i wantto make an automail arm and looking for some realstic materials! so can ya help <3 this alot!
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Challenger70TA Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
The aluminum came in a 25' x 14" roll from Home Depot. The brass came from Ace Hardware and had to be bought in small 6" by 12" sheets. Both we not cheep unfortunately, but its the only stuff on the market that you can use for this.
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hezakota Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thats really helpfull ive been scratching my head in how i was going to make a new automail but ive been busy with a fulltime job and 26 + a portable coffin suitcase made from lamninated pine i was about to give up

And thank you again im much apperiate it ^_^
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nebulax2684 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if you ever want a big project i need a suit of armor made. for a cosplay
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Rollinlol95 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love claws, it would be awesome to wear such a great steampunk gauntlet *.*
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Sushmaster Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey so ive got a question for you.... I saw this a few weeks ago and it inspired me... So i attempted to start drawing it then stopped whenever i got 5 min into it realizing 'oh sh*t i better ask permission before i just draw it and post it!' So would you mind if i drew it and posted it and put a link to this so people know it wasnt all me..... (Its going to be the top right one but not as epic) Let me know please... If not i totally understand!
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Challenger70TA Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
By all means go right ahead, no need to ask! Its an honor for anyone to use my work as inspiration! :)
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Sushmaster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Hey again..... its posted if you want to go see! Thanks again!
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Sushmaster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I just finished it so im gonna post it in a few minutes.... And i understand but i kinda have this whole dignity thing where i felt like it would have been cheap to do it without asking first.....
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snakefire1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ALL MY LOVE
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PsycoMasterKA Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is badass
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M41-Ty Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Dude. It seems they can cause some serious damage. I'm lovin this!
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Alyces Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Whoaa :D
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ghost-freak123 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
wicked
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LunarMancer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Oh, I forgot to ask...

Where can I find metal to use to build stuff?

Like what you used here. The artist comments say you had it lying around, but where could I find some?
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Challenger70TA Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Ace Hardware sell sheets of various metals including copper and brass.
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LunarMancer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Awesome. Thanks.
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LunarMancer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
I saw this.

I was going to say "That is awesome!"

But I could only say "That--" before a telepathic other-worldly power came over me to make me comment.
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Ronin-ink Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Now thats fuck'n Bad ass. great job Cap'n
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bryanadkins Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
all well and good but how does one masturbate with a hand like that
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Challenger70TA Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
I'm left handed lol
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bryanadkins Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
what if you lose your left hand then?
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Challenger70TA Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
lets not think like that! lol
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LoneWolfAssassin Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Should make another one with sharp tip or razor like if you get what i mean.
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Plazma-knight Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
when can i buy? lol. i ll buy that 1...
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HawkZero Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Another beautiful creation. Seriously, I can't say anything else! It'd just cheapen the response!
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Silverlion Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Cool Stuff. Shame its expensive...
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DorifutoRabbit Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nice job, this thing looks as much a weapon as a prosthetic! Looks like it could smash through pretty much anything.
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ComX-1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
You, sir, put E in EPIC. This looks awesome. :salute:
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Stingdragon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Groovy!
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teslapunk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
O_o
EPIC!!!
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ArmorBearSokkin Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that so awsum X3!!!!!!!
i have made my own metal hand and im making a new one
when its ready, it will be in my gal XD
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SecretAgentTacoMan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
It seams more Cyberpunk but oh well its still totally bad-ass!!!
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Challenger70TA Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
wouldn't have spent $40 bucks in brass screws if I was going for cyber punk....plus no wires or lights.
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SecretAgentTacoMan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
true, but it's still super fantastic
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Truly amazing work. Would not want to forget wearing it when needing to scratch... :-)
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LittleBlueOwls Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I really want one
Those are just to awesome for words
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tarorae Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Fantastic! Wonderfully done!
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woxy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
can you make a fist in this gauntlet? sorry if mentioned it in your comment, I'm too lazy to read it:D
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Challenger70TA Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
yep, I can close further than what is shown in the one picture.
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woxy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
nice, thanks:)
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syntheticSanity Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
i want one lol
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fmaXp3rt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student General Artist
that is awesome. i would so wear that everywhere i go. lol get called to the office at school XD
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