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Steampunk Aether Battle Fist by AetherAnvil Steampunk Aether Battle Fist by AetherAnvil
Introducing The Rosco AP-186 Battle Fist. Harnessing the powers of the Aether and fashioned after the gladiatorial Cestus, this ruthless gauntlet will aggressively destructuralise any large game, general undesirables, or inconveniently placed buildings with a swift jab. The ideal close-combat weapon for any Colonial Commissar or aspiring bar-room pugilist looking to level the playing field... and bloody well everything else within arm's reach.

For more photos of this Steampunk Aether Battle Fist:
[link] <-- video of disk working.

Machined and hand-crafted, all brand-new materials consisting of:

Pure brass fittings with 32 thou (20 gauge) brass sheet detailing.

Leather is 8 oz. vege-tan tooling side & 16 oz. heavy armour grade.
Strapping is 4.5 oz. stone oiled leather.
All leather is waxed with in-house blend of armouring wax.

Plasma disk is re-wired and regulated, supplied by 9v battery (included).

This weapon is fit for the right hand and is quite large. Tip-to-tail it is 16" long by 6" wide. Cuff has a 3"x3.5" hole to slide hand through. Fingers are articulated and poisable. Power supply is housed in copper box that sits under the arm, switch is concealed but easily accessible. It has a leather flap lid that is pressure fit. Plasma disc is glass and is true plasma arc, takes a few moments to warm-up (off, sound, constant modes).

Etsy Listing: [link]
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DerVulf Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Artist
It's like 40k, Fallout, and six levels of badass collided at high-speed.
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Thanks, I hope to do an improved design sometime.
CaptainThomas Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Hmm, do you think it'd be possible to use the disc in armour for larp?
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Yeah, the disc is fairly sturdy, but the wiring is very sensitive. Since they really are plasma, the high-voltage wiring is sensitive and any exposure can result in tolerable, but mild shock :)

If you do not rewire it, leave it in its protective plastic housing, then yeah, I highly doubt it will have any problems, just you will have the integrate the entire depth of the whole unit in (couple inches thick with plastic unit, chest armor would work best).

Also, you need to upload some new projects, ha ha :P
CaptainThomas Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Hehe, I know, but I havenīt really worked on anything lately. I do plan on making a suit of power armor from Fallout over the summer, though, so I should have something to upload in the not-too-distant future...
Btw, did you ever manage to get you repeater crossbow to work properly?
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
That is an awesome idea, can not ever have enough Fallout stuff :)

I managed to shim one section and the repeater works better now, have one more set of shims to make it 100%. Haven't LARP or anything lately, so haven't really worked on it. I need to get around to making another one that uses the IDV bolts that are easier to get.
ajldesign Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome attention to detail! Really amazing.
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Thank you very much, that means a lot coming from someone who crafts with your level of detail and attention (your computer and nerf mods are amazing)!!! I hope to make a new version of this sometime that is less of a cestus and more of a gauntlet.
PrototypeDept Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I like the finish you achieve and the darker edges of leather pieces. How are you cutting the brass? Water jet or an incredible amount of hand-work? Very impressive.
AetherAnvil Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Thank you! This piece was done simply compared to others in regards to colouring. The wax that I use naturally darkens the leather, the edges, not being skinned but a more porous layering of fleshy leather, absorbs the wax faster, thus darkening more, which carries into the edges of the surface (holy run-on sentence Batman!).

You will notice that on the other deviant submissions of mine (and hidden behind the title on this one) there is a fair amount of CAD involved. I love to design and pre-plan my work before I commit to it, creates a tidier and more refined overall appearance. As for the cutting, (when I don't do it by hand on a scroll saw), check me out on Facebook for some photos of some archaic and scratch build CNC's that I use.

Also, good luck with your endeavours, I stumbled across you on Steampunk Empire and checked out your site some time ago, looks like you have a good idea and tools to pull it off! Combining CNC, casting, and electronics is always a sure win :)
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