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iPhone Case, Steampunk II by catbones iPhone Case, Steampunk II by catbones
Leather Belkin brand iPhone flip case.
Modded with clockwork parts, insulated wire, mesh drywall tape, LED, cardboard, enamel and metal cream finish, sealed with polyurethane.
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Kittypie323 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where could I buy one?? These are absolutely amazing!!! 
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catbones Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, there never were any sold. I made 3, and gave them to friends. =)
Thanks for leaving a comment!
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Burnheart146 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
So you sell these? You could make a lot of money if you did lol
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Multicoloredtimeline Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student General Artist
To me it looks like the tape recorder from bioshock. Its Awesome!
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AokiBengal Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Very awesome!! I happen to have the exact same case! I've considered modding mine a bit as well, one of the biggest desires for me since I like this type of case is a belkin belt attachment clip. Sadly the didn't make this model to have a belt clip, which I wish they did.
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catbones Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Aokineko! That was a great brand of case for my old iphone. I'm sure it saved my screen on quite a few occasions, I don't think there's a case made that's any more protective!

I made three different steampunk cases like this using the same Belkin flip case. This one pictured here I carried for months, and it took quite a bit of wear and tear before I eventually touched up the paint and retired it. =)

Now I'm using an android mini-tablet/phone, the Dell Streak, and keep meaning to find a good mod-able case for it - so far I've just been using a silicon otterbox sleeve for it, but when I find the right leather case it's on!

Cheers!
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Nephir Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
It's quite lovely.
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wompum Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Oh no way, that's awesome.
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BROK302 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
SICK BRO.. JUST SICK
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juliathedrawer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
looks awesome :O
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Tempestdeux Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Just a rockin' idea!! :heart:
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DaOnlyOverlord Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
I usually do not like Steampunk but this is a sweet piece and I'll happily fave it:)
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AnaSemSombra Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
Really cool! =D

But I got one question... The watch parts are glued to the leather? I didn't really understand how it was made. And it looks so beautiful. =D
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catbones Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It's like this.
I cut out cardboard sections in 3 tiers to give the face a base to work on, then glue them together firmly with wood glue. THEN I use superglue gel to affix all the parts to the cardboard base. Then sand the surface of the leather to give it a little tooth, and superglue the whole thing to the front of the phone case. Then a coat of black spray enamel over the whole face, rub metal creams onto that to leave the dark recesses and brighten the raised areas. In this case a metallic copper and metallic green cream, rubbed on with a scrap of t-shirt cotton cloth. After all the painting is finished, a light coat of poly-urethane from a spray can to seal all the paint and make it waterproof and scratch resistant.
That's it in a nutshell. I'd happily answer any question you might still have. =)

Thanks!
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Kayteekai Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
I really like these mods, where do you get the metallic creams? Never heard of them but I've been out of crafting for awhile :) These are the best mods I've seen for iphone cases.
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catbones Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I usually buy those metal cream paints at a hobby shop where they sell those little lead miniatures that people use for table top RPGs. I wish I could give you a brand name, but the label is gone from my set, I've been using the same set for years. It resembles eyeshadow, it's sort of waxy in consistency. If you paint a base of black and then rub the metal creams over it with a soft cloth, it leaves the recesses black and the highlights bright, and conveys a pretty realistic metal look on about anything, cardboard, plastic, clay, etc.

Check a games/hobby store where they sell lead miniatures! =)
Good luck!
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AnaSemSombra Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
Oooh I understand now. =D
Very creative.

For now I'll stay on more simple things, like a keychain I want to give my brother. =D
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colleenchiquita Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Student Photographer
This is really, really awesome. I love the greenish tints.
I'm assuming this is Trey's?
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catbones Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup. that's Trey's. :D
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colleenchiquita Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student Photographer
Well it's awesome.
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catbones Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Colleen. =)
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krissgurl68 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
this is one of the neatest it litterally took my breath away
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catbones Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
After I made one for myself I got about a dozen requests for them, heheh.
I may make a couple and see if they'd fetch a worthy price on ebay. ;-)
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shawn529 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
love it, jealous cause I want one for my iPhone
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catbones Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the compliment!
These are fun to make. =)
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shawn529 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
you're welcome, I'm glad you like making them because I like seeing them
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Kememmotar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude that is bad ass! i'd almost buy aniphone just for that
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catbones Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for taking time to leave a compliment. =)
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