About this project
Moltensteelman brings The Walking Beast back to Burning Man this year, bigger and badder than ever with twin flame cannons up on top for even more flame effect action! And some fire loving friends, too.
Let’s be honest, it takes a certain kind of crazy to build a seven-ton walking machine, and by now, we must confess that Moltensteelman Studio has gone a little mad for flame effects too. Besides adding twin cannons for The Walking Beast, our flame effects projects have grown into a flame garden that includes the Flamboni Playa Shark, the Radiant Guardian Spears, everyone’s new little friend Pyrosaurus, and coming soon, an out-of-this-world Atmospheric Converter.
We’re dedicated to building and operating all of these projects no matter what, and at the highest possible standards. Now, with the help of our fans and friends we’d like make our great work even better. Our fundraising goal of $3,950 will help us to operate safely, to purchase materials for The Walking Beast twin cannon, and to buy propane to keep all the projects firing. Here’s the deal:
Fundraising Goal 1: Safety
You may have heard that safety is third these days, but at Moltensteelman Studio, safety is still number one. We need $500 to purchase required fire extinguishers or the flame garden will be nothing but a lovely collection of metal sculpture.
Fundraising Goal 2: Walking Beast twin cannon
We’re already gathering parts and we are ready to build. $2,700 of our total fundraising goal will help us complete a twin cannon setup for The Walking Beast that will mount on a rotating turret and simulate an anti-aircraft gun with full rocking action. Later, this will become a quad cannon with four cannons for even more fire power. This year we will also purchase four new 20-gallon propane tanks and add two tank heater blankets to maintain optimum firing power for all of our flame effects.
Fundraising Goal 3: Fuel!
Don’t let our fire-breathing mechanical friends go hungry. With $750 for propane, we can operate at a minimum for this year, and if we raise more, we’ll be able to put on an even better show. More fuel definitely equals more fun!
That’s it. Our Kickstarter goal is $3,950, and we’d be really happy to exceed that goal by raising $4,700 or more. You know we’ll put it to good use. Please accept our thanks and some of our Moltensteelman cool stuff for helping out.
Thanks for helping us out and sharing the fun.
Martin, moopie and The Walking Beast crew, Moltensteelman Studio
Operating on playa BRC 2012 as ACME Exploration Corporation
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